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Game 1 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
FINAL
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
Baltic League round 9 best performance: Maris Ziedins - Nov 18, 2012


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Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-F/C-90) had a great game in the last round for Valmiera, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 22-year old player had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team LSU-Baltai (#5, 0-5) with 27-point margin 83-56. Valmiera maintains the 3rd position in Baltic League . Valmiera is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. Ziedins has many years of experience at Valmiera, through which he has constantly improved. Maris Ziedins averages this season 6.3ppg and 6.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Vytenis Jasikevicius (187-PG-85) of Nevezis. Jasikevicius had a very good evening with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Nevezis was edged by league's leader Rudupis (#1, 8-0) 72-68. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Nevezis still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Jasikevicius is well-known at Nevezis and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev (#6). Okoye scored 18 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Okoye's great performance Tln Kalev lost 55-78 to the higher-ranked Sakalai (#3, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tln Kalev can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Okoye he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Okoye has individually a great season in Baltic League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 10.3rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis - 20 points and 6 rebounds
6. Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) of Valga - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Tanel Kurbas (197-G-88) of TU/Rock - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Veljo Vares (200-F/G-81) of Valga - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Janis Berzins (202-F-93) of Valmiera - 22 points and 5 rebounds
10. Mindaugas Kupsas (215-C-91) of Lietkabelis - 18 points and 3 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen 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 - 18 hours 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 - 8 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 - 14 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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