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Play-Off bracket1

BBL Standings
Stage Two

Group 1
1. Zalgiris 9-1
2. Lietuvos 7-3
3. BK Ventsp. 5-5
4. Siauliai 4-6
5. ASK Riga 3-7
6. Barons/LMT 2-8
Group 2
1. Valmiera 10-4
2. BC Kalev 10-4
3. TU/Rock 9-5
4. Nevezis 8-6
5. Panevezys 6-8
6. Neptunas 6-8
7. Sakalai 5-9
8. Atletas 2-12

BBL Standings
Stage One

Group A
1. Zalgiris 12-0
2. Barons/LMT 7-5
3. Siauliai 6-6
4. Valmiera 5-7
5. Neptunas 5-7
6. BC Kalev 4-8
7. Sakalai 3-9
Group B
1. Lietuvos 11-1
2. ASK Riga 10-2
3. BK Ventsp. 7-5
4. TU/Rock 5-7
5. Nevezis 4-8
6. Panevezys 3-9
7. Atletas 2-10

Baltic League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Reed, Kalev 19.6
2 Dabkus, Atletas 17.1
3 Lukminas, Sakal.16.7
4 Gaidamavicius, P.16.7
5 Millage, ASK 16.2
Rebounds Per Game
1 Bramlett, ASK 8.4
2 Stimac, Valmiera 8.0
3 Reed, Kalev 7.9
4 Rich, Barons 7.6
5 Beard, Zalgiris 7.4
Assists Per Game
1 Gaidamavicius, P.4.6
2 Gabrans, Valmiera 4.4
3 Stelmahers, L.R.4.1
4 Shannon, Ventsp. 4.1
5 Tsintsadze, Rock 4.0
Steals Per Game
1 Millage, ASK 2.5
2 Mazutis, Siauliai 2.3
3 Skele, Barons 2.2
Blocks Per Game
1 Rich, Barons 2.1
2 Tribe, Atletas 1.1
3 Masiulis, Siauliai 1.1
Field Goal Percentage
1 Stimac, Valmiera 65.9
2 Stankus, Nevezis 64.3
3 Batista, L.Rytas 62.8
3-point %
1 Slezas, L.Rytas 49.3
2 Kullamae, Rock 46.8
3 Ruikis, Siauliai 46.8
FreeThrows
1 Delininkaitis, L.R.91.1
2 Slezas, L.Rytas 89.8
3 Cepulis, Siauliai 88.6

Tanoka Beard was the MVP of the
All-Star Game (Photo: Baltic League)
  
Lietuvios Rytas captain Roberts
Stelmahers with the Cup (Photo: ESports.lv)

Lietuvos Rytas won the BBL 2007 (Photo: BBL.net)
 
Kareem Rush - Final Four MVP (Photo: Easyget.lv)

LIETUVOS RYTAS VILNIUS 2006-07
Aleksandar Trifunovic Aleksandar Trifunovic
Trifunovic
Chuck Eidson
Eidson
Kareem Rush
Rush
Roberts Stelmahers
Stelmahers
J.P. Batista
Batista
Matt Nielsen
Nielsen

 

Eidson Chuck 202 (6'8'') F 80

4

Rush Kareem 198 (6'6'') F 80

7

Stelmahers Roberts 192 (6'4'') G 74

13

Batista J.P. 206 (6'9'') F/C 81

44

Nielsen Matt 208 (6'10'') F/C 78

5

Slezas Andrius 200 (6'7'') F 75

9

Delininkaitis Tomas 192 (6'4'') G 82

15

Petravicius M. 207 (6'10'') F/C 79

21

Jomantas Arturas 202 (6'8'') G/F 85

4

Lukauskis Mindaugas 198 (6'6'') G 79

11

Zukauskas Eurelijus 218 (7'2'') C 73

10

Koljevic Ivan 186 (6'1'') G 84

24

Blums Janis 190 (6'3'') G 82

12

Gecevicius Martynas 193 (6'4'') G 88
Head Coach: Trifunovic Aleksandar



   Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Awards 2006-07



Reed


Nielsen


Beard


Gaidamavicius


Rich

Player of the Year: Travis Reed (203-C-79) of Kalev
Guard of the Year: Tomas Gaidamavicius (192-G-82) of Panevezys
Forward of the Year: Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78) of Lietuvos Rytas
Center of the Year: Travis Reed of Kalev
Import Player of the Year: Travis Reed of Kalev
European Player of the Year: Tomas Gaidamavicius of Panevezys
Defensive Player of the Year: Steve Rich (208-C-72) of Barons/LMT
Coach of the Year: Aleksandar Trifunovic of Lietuvos Rytas

1st Team
Travis Reed of Kalev
Matt Nielsen of Lietuvos Rytas
Tanoka Beard (205-F-71) of Zalgiris Kaunas
Tomas Gaidamavicius of Panevezys
Steve Rich of Barons/LMT

2nd Team
Paulius Jankunas (204-F-84) of Zalgiris
J.P. Batista (206-F/C-81) of Lietuvos Rytas
Curtis Millage (186-G-81) of ASK Riga
Vladimir Stimac (206-C-87) of Valmiera
Armands Skele (193-G/F-83) of Barons/LMT
Honorable Mention
Darius Pakamanis (192-G-81) of Siauliai
Andrius Slezas (200-F-75) of Lietuvos Rytas
Roberts Stelmahers (192-G-74) of Lietuvos Rytas
A.J. Bramlett (208-C-77) of ASK Riga
Eddie Shannon (180-G-76) of Ventspils
Martin Muursepp (206-F-74) of TU/Rock
Zydrunas Stankus (197-G/F-78) of Nevezis
Valdas Dabkus (202-F-84) of Atletas
All-Europeans Team
Tomas Gaidamavicius of Panevezys
Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris
Vladimir Stimac of Valmiera
Armands Skele of Barons/LMT
Darius Pakamanis of Siauliai
All-Imports Team
Travis Reed of Kalev
Matt Nielsen of Lietuvos Rytas
Tanoka Beard of Zalgiris Kaunas
Steve Rich of Barons
J.P. Batista of Lietuvos Rytas



   Lietuvos Rytas defended the BBL title and lifted the Trophy again

Zalgiris - Lietuvos Rytas 77 : 81 ( 7-16, 17-25, 26-23, 27-17 )
Lietuvos Rytas defended their title from the last year beating Zalgiris again in the Final. After a second place in ULEB Cup, Rytas desired only the first place in BBL. They fantastically managed to do this with 81:77 win. Kareem Rush (198-F-80, agency: Beo Basket, college: Missouri) was unstoppable with 22 points for the winners. Paulius Jankunas (204-F-84, agency: Interperformances) nailed 15 points and made 7 rebounds, while Loren Woods (215-C-78, college: Arizona) posted 14. Marko Popovic (185-G-82) netted 19 points in the losing effort.
With the defensive game in the opening quarter both teams were preparing for the thriller. Such a style of game was more favorable for Lietuvos. They took a 16:7 lead after the first quarter. Even though everything went all right for them, Lietuvos Rytas switched to zone defense after the first 10 minutes. Nielsen scored some important baskets to give Rytas 23:14 lead. The nightmare for Zalgiris ended in the end of the first half. Rytas gradually increased their lead to a 17-point gap before the big break with 40:23.
The end of the Final? Probably not, when we have such team as Zalgiris. The first spurt the team showed only in the end of the third quarter. Marko Popovic hit three pointers to cut at 45:62. Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82) finished in traffic and then Collins made 61:71. Some more threes helped Zalgiris to reduce to 4 points, however that was all they could do. Lietuvos Rytas stayed calm and deserved the win this year as well. The team got 30000 Euro and a trophy for the first place.
Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 19, Paulius Jankunas 15+7 rebs, Loren Woods 14+10 rebs
Lietuvos Rytas: Kareem Rush 22, Tomas Delininkaitis 11, Roberts Stelmahers (192-G-74) 10



   SEB-Baltic Basketball League All-Stars Game 2007

February, 3 in Kaunas
Baltic Stars - Foreign Stars 98-100
Baltic: Muursepp 16+10reb, Jomantas 15, E.Zukauskas 15, S.Valters 14, Kullamae 11, Kalnietis 8, Klimavicius 8, Anisimov 6, Gaidamavicius 2, Grafs 2, Maciulis 1, Lukminas.
Foreign: Johnson 16, Penney 13, Beard 12+16reb, Batista 10, Motolla 10, Machado 9, Millage 8, Dorsey 8, Shannon 7, Reed 5, Love 2, Bramlett.
Game MVP: Tanoka Beard (Zalgiris)
3 point contest winner: Martynas Gecevicius (Lietuvos Rytas)
"Slam dunk" contest winner: Mantas Kalnietis (Zalgiris)
A fabulous show ended up in Kaunas. The name of the show was All Star Game. Two teams were divided into Baltic stars and Foreign Stars. The latter were a bit luckier winning 100:98. The MVP of the game was named Tanoka Beard (205-F-71, college: Boise St.). He poured in 12 points and made 16 rebounds. Even though some of the players scored more than him, he was the most efficient.
In the opening quarter Foreign Stars made a 7:0 run. They stayed with the same difference after the first 24:17. Baltic Stars started the second better and almost reached the foreigners in the end of it. The teams went in the lockers with 53:51. Already in the third quarter Baltic stars tied them at 58:58, however again were behind before the last quarter. In the end of the game Foreign Stars led 6 points. Baltic Stars could tie them and give the spectators an overtime continuation, however could not post in the last points.
Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) won the three-point shootout scoring 18 points in the final.


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