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LBL Standings
 1. BK Ogre 1-0 
 2. VEF Riga 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Barons Riga 0-0 
 5. Jurmala 0-0 
 6. LU 0-0 
 7. Valka/Valga 0-0 
 8. Jekabpils 0-1 
 9. Liepaja/Triobet 0-1 
 10. Valmiera 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/29/2016
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Jelgava 0-0 
 2. Kekava 0-0 
 3. Limbazi 0-0 
 4. Riga/Ridzene 0-0 
 5. Saldus 0-0 
 6. VeA 0-0 
 7. VEF skola 0-0 
Group B
 1. Buki/BJSS 0-0 
 2. DSN/SB 0-0 
 3. LU/BS Riga 0-0 
 4. Madona 0-0 
 5. RSU 0-0 
 6. RTU 0-0 
 7. ViA 0-0 
Group C
 1. BJBS Riga 0-0 
 2. Jekabpils II 0-0 
 3. Livani 0-0 
 4. Marupe 0-0 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 0-0 
 6. Turiba 0-0 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. Aluksne 0-0 
 2. Dartija 0-0 
 3. Daugavpils n. 0-0 
 4. Jaunpils 0-0 
 5. Pardaugava/Tur. 0-0 
 6. Rugaju 0-0 
 7. Rujiena 0-0 
 8. ViA 2 0-0 
Group B
 1. BJBS Riga 0-0 
 2. Carnikava 0-0 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 0-0 
 4. Ezerzeme 0-0 
 5. Kraslava 0-0 
 6. Memele/Bauskas 0-0 
 7. Salacgriva 0-0 
 8. Saulkrasti 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Cedevita 0-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 3. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 4. Khimky 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 3. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 4. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 0-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 3. Jurmala 0-0 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 0-0 
 5. Nevezis 0-0 
 6. Parnu 0-0 
 7. Rapla 0-0 
Group B
 1. BK Ogre 0-0 
 2. COR-Borisfen 0-0 
 3. Jekabpils 0-0 
 4. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 5. Tarvas 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
Last:9/8/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. Parma 0-0 
 10. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 11. Unics 0-0 
 12. VEF Riga 0-0 
 13. Zenit 0-0 
Last:9/19/2016
Points Per Game
 Janis BLUMS
  
  (191-SG-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Blums, VEF Riga20.0 
 2. Laksa, Valmiera16.0 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.0 
 4. Skele, Ventspils15.0 
 5. Meiers, VEF Riga14.0 
 6. Zakis, Ventspils14.0 
 7. Mbodj, Ventspils14.0 
 8. Antrops, Jekabpils14.0 
 9. McMullan, Liepaja/.14.0 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ilja GROMOVS
  
  (209-C-94)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gromovs, VEF Riga10.0 
 2. Jonats, Valmiera9.0 
 3. Meiers, VEF Riga8.0 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils8.0 
 5. Vecvagars, VEF Ri.7.0 
 6. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.0 
 7. Blaus, Valmiera6.0 
 8. McMullan, Liepaja/.6.0 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera6.0 
 10. Selakovs, Jekabpi.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Abdul GADDY
  
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 11
 1. Gaddy, VEF Riga11.0 
 2. Vitols, BK Ogre6.0 
 3. Leimanis, Ventspils6.0 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre6.0 
 6. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.0 
 7. Campbell, Ventspils4.0 
 8. Varanauskas, Valmi.4.0 
 9. Zelionis, Ventspils4.0 
 10. Skele, Ventspils4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gints ANTROPS
  
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Antrops, BK Ogre4.0 
 2. Gabrans, Valmiera4.0 
 3. Zelionis, Ventspils3.0 
 4. Leimanis, Ventspils3.0 
 5. Richard, VEF Riga2.0 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils2.0 
 7. Skele, Ventspils2.0 
 8. Mizis, BK Ogre2.0 
 9. Zakis, Ventspils2.0 
 10. Cook, Liepaja/.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts NIEDRA
  
  (198-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Niedra, BK Ogre2.0 
 2. Poznaks, BK Ogre1.0 
 3. Selakovs, Jekabpils1.0 
 4. Jonats, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Antrops, BK Ogre1.0 
 6. Meiers, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Kuksiks, Ventspils0.0 
 8. Jansons, VEF Riga0.0 
 9. Helmanis, VEF Riga0.0 
 10. Virsis, Jekabpils0.0 

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Round 1 (Regular Season)

Valka/Valga 57% Sep.29 LU
Jurmala 56% Sep.29 Barons Riga
First Round Schedule
LU/BS Riga 58% Oct.9 Madona
Ogre/Kumho T 58% Oct.8 Turiba
BJBS Riga 60% Oct.8 Marupe
ViA 55% Oct.7 LU/BS Riga
Livani 56% Oct.7 Jekabpils I
Limbazi 58% Oct.7 Riga/Ridzene
Kekava 60% Oct.7 VEF skola
RSU 54% Oct.6 Buki/BJSS
Valmiera/OR 57% Oct.5 Turiba
DSN/SB 60% Oct.5 RTU
Ogre/Kumho T 56% Oct.5 Marupe
Saldus 58% Oct.4 VEF skola
Kekava 55% Oct.4 Jelgava
Jekabpils I 55% Oct.4 BJBS Riga
Turiba 57% Oct.1 Valmiera/OR
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Group A
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Group B
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Fuenlabrada
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Group D
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.12 TTU
Rapla 50% Oct.12 Nevezis
Barons Riga 50% Oct.12 Liepaja/Trio
Valmiera 50% Oct.11 Tarvas
Parnu 50% Oct.11 Nevezis
BK Ogre 50% Oct.11 Jekabpils
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Avtodor 50% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 50% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 50% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 50% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Unics 50% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 50% Oct.2 Avtodor
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Davis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 15, 2012


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We bring you last week's top performances from Latvians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Serbia. He could not help Partizan (6-2) in their last game. Despite Bertans' very good performance Partizan lost 78-92 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#4) Zvezda. He was the top scorer with 23 points in 26 minutes on the court. It was Partizan's first loss after four consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bertans' first year with the team. This season Bertans averages: 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 3FGP: 46.2%(12-26) and FT: 75.0% in the eight games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League). Strelnieks contributed to a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the eighth-ranked Azovmash (1-4) 81-76 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored 9 points and added 3 assists. Spartak St.Petersburg (5-0) is placed first in group A. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Strelnieks' overall stats this year are: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 29.4%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). Laksa led BC Rakvere to a victory over the seventh-ranked TTU (2-3) 81-66 in the Estonian KML on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Laksa scored 25 points in 35 minutes. BC Rakvere Tarvas (5-2) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Laksa's first season with the team. Laksa is currently third on the list of top scorers with 16.6ppg. This year his other stats are: 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 70.4% in the seven games. Laksa played for the Latvian national team nine years ago.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #4. Forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge) helped his Hungarian team Szolnok win their game against the fourth-ranked Kormend (0-2) 96-92 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (1-1) is placed second in group F. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kalve has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #5. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Baltic League) was the main contributor in Lietkabelis' victory against the fifth-ranked Jelgava (2-4) 87-80 in the Baltic League last Tuesday. Cipruss was the best player in that game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (4-1) is placed second in group B. Cipruss is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders with 9.0rpg. This year he also averages: 11.0ppg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg in the five games. Cipruss used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #6. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in an Artland Dragons' victory against the league outsider LTi 46ers (1-7) 86-82 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 18 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (5-3) is placed fifth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Valters' overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team three years ago.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #7. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Golden State Warriors (4-4) in their game against the Denver Nuggets (4-4) in the NBA. Biedrins cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Golden State Warriors lost in a double overtime (!!!) 101-107 on the road to the Nuggets. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Biedrins has been at the team for nine years. This season Biedrins' overall stats are: 0.4ppg and 3.4rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #8. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa. But that was another game of his team in Baltic League which we would like to mention. Umbrasko helped his Estonian team BC Rakvere win their game against the fourth-ranked Sakalai (2-3) crushing them 96-73. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. BC Rakvere Tarvas (3-3) is placed second in group C. This season Umbrasko has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #9. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to secure a victory for Sutor Montegranaro (2-5) in their last game. Despite Freimanis' very good performance Sutor Montegranaro lost 80-94 in Reggio Emilia to the higher-ranked (#7) Trenkwalder RE. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Freimanis also added 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Freimanis has reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg and 3.6rpg in the five games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #10. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the eighth-ranked LF Basket (4-6) 87-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Jeromanovs recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (7-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Jeromanovs is ranked third on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.3apg and 1.4spg. Jeromanovs is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Tln Kalev 68-58 in the Estonian KML in Tuesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Grafs averaged so far 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Raitis Grafs. However that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which brought him to that list. Cunda helped Valga win their game against one of league's weakest teams Hito/Johvi 71-59. He was the top player that evening. Cunda scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cunda is ranked second on the list of the best passers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team back in 2002.

   #13. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Cipruss and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Vecvagars helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the fifth-ranked Jelgava 87-80. He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 20 minutes. This year Vecvagars' total stats are: 5.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in the five games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. International shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Lietuvos rytas in their game against Besiktas in the Euroleague. Blums cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 73-67. Blums has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Agnis Cavars (196-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland crushing them 95-55 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He recorded 10 points in only 8 minutes. Cavars has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg in the nine games. Worth to mention Cavars played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team six years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Latvian passport but never been selected to any of Latvian national teams:

   #1. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, agency: TSS Management, currently plays in Hungary) led Marso NYKK to a victory over the 11th-ranked Kormend (2-5) 97-80 in the Hungarian A Division last Thursday. He was the top player that evening. Berkis had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 28 minutes. Marso NYKK (3-4) is placed seventh in the A Division. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Rihards Sulcs (190-F-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a Bradford Dragons' victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-4) crushing them 95-67 in the British EBL D1 (second division) on Saturday night. Sulcs was the top player that evening. He scored 34 points (!!!), had 9 boards, passed 5 assists and added 5 steals. Bradford Dragons (3-0) is placed second in the EBL D1. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Sulcs is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best passers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Sulcs averages: 21.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 3.0spg.

   #3. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a Horsens IC's victory against the league leader SISU (8-0) 81-69 in the Danish Ligaen on Sunday night. Sakne recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Horsens IC (9-3) is placed third in the Ligaen. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sakne has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in the 11 games.

   #4. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) helped Dragons Rhoendorf win their game against the seventh-ranked TV 1862 Langen (3-4) 82-71 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Dragons Rhoendorf (7-0) is placed first in Group South. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.

   #5. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Duquesne to beat the Georgetown University. He scored only 4 points. The Duquesne was defeated 61-55 on the road by the Georgetown University. Abele has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.
  




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