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3-4 Place
Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
FINAL
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
Baltic League round 3 best performance: Maris Gulbis - Oct 8, 2012


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Jelena
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Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Barons kvartals, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Sakalai (#3, 0-1), the league's bottom-ranked team in overtime 86-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Barons kvartals maintains the 2nd position in Baltic League . They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Barons kvartals won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Gulbis turned to be Barons kvartals' top player in his first season with the team. Maris Gulbis has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.0ppg) and rebounds (7th best: 8.0rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Nigerian Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev. Okoye had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Tln Kalev lost that game 73-82 to Rudupis (3-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Okoye is a newcomer at Tln Kalev, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#2). He also registered 12.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) of Barsy Atyrau (#6). Matyukevych scored 17 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Matyukevych's great performance Barsy Atyrau lost 75-82 to Naglis Palangos (#4, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Barsy Atyrau can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Matyukevych he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Matyukevych has individually a great season in Baltic League. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 13.0rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aivaras Kiausas (199-F-80) of Sakalai - 12 points and 11 rebounds
5. Siim-Sander Vene (203-SF-90) of Rudupis - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jekabs Rozitis (205-C-86) of Barons kvartals - 11 points and 10 rebounds
7. Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89) of Rudupis - 13 points
8. Parrish Brown (185-G-84) of Naglis Palangos - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) of Rudupis - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Petras Balocka (205-C-86) of Sakalai - 17 points and 6 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Justas
Tamulis
Pieno Zvaigzdes and Vytautas enter Finals - 5 days ago
P.Zvaigzdes - Tartu Ulikool 82-75 OT Pieno Zvaigzdes overcame Tartu Ulikool in overtime to secure BBL Finals appearance. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tartu Ulikool won third quarter 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Tartu Ulikool used huge pressure winning it 17-15 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually...   [read more]

Branko
Mirkovic
Recap of Round 1 of Semi-Finals - 12 days ago
Kalev/Cramo - Vytautas 94-88 Kalev/Cramo outgunned Vytautas to gain a 6-point lead before the return leg of the semifinal series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vytautas won third quarter 26-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo shot 61.1 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Vytautas helped opponents get some easy fr...   [read more]

Denis
Krestinin
Kalev/Cramo, Tartu Ulikool, Pieno Zvaigzdes and Vytautas reach semifinals - 18 days ago
Barons Riga - Kalev/Cramo 77-66 Barons Riga outgunned Kalev/Cramo at home court but could not rescue the series as the Estonian team made it into the next round. The game was mostly controlled by Barons Riga. Kalev/Cramo managed to win fourth quarter 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barons Riga forced 25 Kalev/Cramo turnovers. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-doubl...   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vitali LIUTYCH
  Kalev/Cr.
  (198-SG-92)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Liutych, Kalev/Cr.24.6 
 2. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 3. Baker, Tarvas20.3 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 5. Volkus, Parnu17.9 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.6 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 8. Ausejs, Liepaja/.16.1 
 9. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.11.4 
 2. Rozitis, Barons Riga10.6 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.10.0 
 4. Kirves, Parnu8.9 
 5. Baker, Tarvas8.8 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.7 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils8.6 
 8. Miniotas, Vytautas8.0 
 9. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
 10. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis9.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.9 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.8 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.8 
 7. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 8. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera5.1 
 10. Delininkaiti., Vytau.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Baker, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Delininkaiti., Vytau.2.0 
 6. Lipkevicius, Vytautas2.0 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 9. Kirves, Parnu1.9 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga2.4 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 3. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.3 
 4. Klimavicius, Vytautas1.2 
 5. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 6. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.9 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 8. Blaus, Valmiera0.9 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre0.8 
Player of the Week

 Joonas Jarvelainen
  TTU
  ( 202-F-90 )
  
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