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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 24-2 
 2. Valmiera 18-10 
 3. Jekabpils 16-12 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 13-15 
 5. VEF Riga 12-4 
 6. Barons Riga 12-13 
 7. Jurmala 11-16 
 8. BK Ogre 11-17 
 9. LU 5-22 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Carnikava 10-4 
 2. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/14/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
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 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 18-2 
 2 Zenit 18-3 
 3 Khimky 16-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 13-5 
 5 Unics 12-8 
 6 VEF Riga 10-9 
 7 Enisey 10-10 
 8 Astana 9-11 
 9 N.Novgorod 7-14 
 10 Avtodor 6-12 
 11 Kalev/Cramo 5-16 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 4-16 
 13 Parma 0-19 
Last:3/26/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.2 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.2 
 3. Griffin, Liepaja/.15.0 
 4. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.7 
 5. Jogela, Barons Riga14.3 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga14.3 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera13.8 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.7 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera13.6 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga8.8 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.2 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.1 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.6 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.5 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.3 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.4 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.6 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Birkans, LU4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.5 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.7 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga1.6 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.2 
 3. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 8. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 9. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
Player of the Week

 Damier Pitts
  Valmiera
  ( 177-PG-80-89 )
  

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  Turiba
  ( 200-F/C-98-94 )
  
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LU Apr.2 Ventspils 93%
Jurmala 56% Apr.1 Barons Riga
Jurmala Apr.1 Jekabpils 57%
Valmiera 69% Mar.29 Jurmala
Barons Riga 78% Mar.29 LU
BK Ogre Mar.29 Ventspils 85%
Liepaja/Trio 79% Mar.29 Valka/Valga
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Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
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3-4 Place
Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
FINAL
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
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Lokomotiv 63% Apr.3 Avtodor
VEF Riga 50% Apr.3 Unics
CSKA 89% Apr.3 Kalev/Cramo
Enisey 50% Apr.2 Astana
Tsmoki-Minsk 75% Apr.2 Parma
N.Novgorod Apr.2 Khimky 86%
Ernests Kalve's 32 points make him top Latvian player abroad of the week - Dec 13, 2012


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Latvians who are currently playing abroad.


Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge). He led his Hungarian team Szolnok to a victory over the closely-ranked Timisoara (1-5) 77-71 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. Kalve was MVP of the game. He scored 32 points (!!!), had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 38 minutes on the court. Szolnoki Olajbanyaszis placed fourth in group J. It's Kalve's first season with the team. Kalve has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 64.6%(31-48), 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 78.6% in the six games he played so far. Kalve played for the Latvian senior national team two years ago.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in an overtime Lietuvos rytas' victory against the seventh-ranked BC Donetsk (3-5) 99-97 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Blums scored 17 points, made 3 passes and 5 steals. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (4-4) is placed fifth in group A. Blums has relatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 89.5%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League). Bertans contributed to Partizan's victory against the seventh-ranked MZT Skopje (6-6) 68-58 in the Adriatic League on Sunday night. He scored 10 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (9-3) is placed second in the Adriatic League. This year Bertans' overall stats are: 7.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3FGP: 42.1% and FT: 76.5% in the 12 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #4. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to a BC Rakvere's victory against the closely-ranked Rapla (5-6) 94-84 in the Estonian KML in Friday night's game. Umbrasko scored 20 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). BC Rakvere Tarvas (11-4) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Umbrasko is currently eighth on the list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. Umbrasko used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #5. International point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Eurocup) helped his Russian team Spartak St.Petersburg win their game against the closely-ranked Cibona crushing them 93-60 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He scored 12 points in 21 minutes. Spartak St.Petersburgis placed fourth in group K. This year Strelnieks' total stats are: 5.5ppg and 2.3apg in the six games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #6. Forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Juris Umbrasko and both played together in the last Estonian KML game. Laksa was the main contributor in a BC Rakvere's victory against the closely-ranked Rapla (5-6) 94-84. He was the best player in that game. Laksa scored 22 points. Laksa belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2. This season he has very high stats. Laksa averages: 16.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team nine years ago.

Kaspars Vecvagars
Kaspars Vecvagars
   #7. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the sixth-ranked Liepaja (2-8) crushing them 87-67 in the Baltic League in Tuesday night's game. Vecvagars recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (7-2) is placed second in group B. His team will play only one more game in the Baltic League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Vecvagars has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.2apg in the nine games. He is also Latvian national team player.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #8. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan could not help Norrkoping Dolphins (11-0) in their last game on Friday. Despite Jeromanovs' very good performance the league leader Norrkoping Dolphins was defeated 82-71 on the road by the league outsider Nassjo (#12). He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Jeromanovs also added 4 rebounds. This season Jeromanovs has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Ivars Timermanis
Ivars Timermanis
   #9. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) helped Ploiesti win their game against the closely-ranked Craiova (9-4) crushing them 116-92 in the Romanian Division A on Sunday night. Timermanis scored 15 points in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (8-3) is placed third in the Division A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Timermanis has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team five years ago.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #10. Swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to help Prima Veroli (3-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Jurevicus' very good performance Prima Veroli was defeated 81-71 at home by the second-ranked Biancoblu BO. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Jurevicus also added 5 rebounds. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Jurevicus has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. Jurevicus is international player as one years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. International guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in Baltic League) helped his Estonian team Kalev/Cramo win their game against the fourth-ranked KK Parnu 73-60 in the Baltic League last Wednesday. He scored 9 points, had 5 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 5 balls in 28 minutes. Skele has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.5apg and 2.5spg in the two games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Golden State Warriors to win against the Detroit Pistons 104-97 in the NBA on Wednesday night. Biedrins scored only 1 points. Biedrins has averaged so far 0.5ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former international guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79, currently plays in Norway) helped Froya Basket win their game against the closely-ranked Baerum Basket crushing them 103-73 in the Norwegian BLNO in Saturday night's game. Gabrans was the top player that evening. He had a triple-double by scoring 30 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and passing 10 assists in 37 minutes. Gabrans is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 18.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.5apg and 2.3spg in the 15 games. Gabrans used to play for the Latvian national team ten years ago.

   #14. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to secure a victory for CB Clavijo (5-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance CB Clavijo was defeated 79-74 on the opponent's court by the leading River_Andorra. Mejeris recorded 14 points. He has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg. Mejeris plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, currently plays in Baltic League) helped his Estonian team Valga win their game against the closely-ranked Jelgava crushing them 91-70 in the Baltic League on Tuesday night. He recorded 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in 26 minutes. Cunda has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian U18 national team ten 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) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider FS Debrecen (0-12) crushing them 93-55 in the Hungarian A Division on Sunday night. Berkis scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. Marso NYKK (4-7) is placed ninth in the A Division. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg in the 11 games he played so far.

   #2. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of New Orleans 88-70 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Abele scored 7 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The University of Duquesne has conference record this season. This year Abele has very high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg.

   #3. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Dragons Rhoendorf in a 2-point victoryagainst the 11th-ranked Leitershofen (3-8) 79-77 in the German ProB (third division) last Sunday. Tukiss scored 5 points and had 3 steals in 24 minutes. Dragons Rhoendorf (11-0) is placed first in Group South. So far his team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Tukiss has reliable stats this year: 10.5ppg and 2.7rpg in the 11 games.

   #4. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a Horsens IC's victory against the closely-ranked Vaerlose (5-7) 89-77 in the Danish Ligaen last Thursday. He scored only 4 points. Horsens IC (11-4) is placed third in the Ligaen. Sakne has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg.   




Edgaras
Zelionis
LBL Round 27: Ventspils defeat Valmiera in the game between Top 4 teams - 16 hours ago
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. An interesting game for Ventspils (24-2) which hosted in Ventspils second-best Valmiera (18-10). First ranked Ventspils managed to get a 5-point victory 89-84. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Valmiera. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the hal...   [read more]

Damier Pitts
Best players of Latvian LBL round 26 - 2 days ago
American Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Valmiera and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26. The 27-year old playmaker had the game-high 24 points adding two rebounds and six assists for Valmiera in his team's victory, helping them to crush Barons Riga (#5, 12-12) with 18-point margin 80-62. Valmiera maintains the 2nd position in Latvian LBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lo...   [read more]

Rolands
Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis' 32 points make him top Latvian player abroad of the week - 3 days ago
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. This week's number one is an international power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport). He led Usak Sportlif to a victory over the eighth-ranked Pinar Karsiyaka in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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LBL Round 26: Barons Riga beat VEF Riga in a derby game - 3 days ago  
Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 19 (Second Stage) - 5 days ago  
LBL2 Round 19 of Second Stage - 6 days ago  
Latvian LBL2 round 18 (Second Stage) best performance: Edgars Kaufmanis - 9 days ago  
Latvian LBL round 25 best performance: Karlis Apsitis - 9 days ago  
Kristaps Porzingis' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Latvians playing currently abroad: - 10 days ago  
LBL Round 25: Liepaja/Triobet defeat Jurmala in the closest game of the week - 10 days ago  
LBL2 Round 18 (Second Stage): Turiba are defeated by ViA - 10 days ago  
Ventspils tab Todd O'Brien - 11 days ago  
D'or Fischer (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Valmiera - 12 days ago  
Alex Gordon (ex Final Genclik) signs at VEF Riga - 13 days ago  
Jekabpils sign Bacote just out of college - 16 days ago  
Aleksejevs' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 20 days ago  
Kalnins' double-double lands him LBL2 (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 20 days ago  
LBL Round 24: Ventspils beat VEF Riga by three after a very close game - 21 days ago  
LBL2 Round 17 (Second Stage): Derby game ends with RSU's defeat of Marupe - 21 days ago  
Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 16 (Second Stage) - 23 days ago  
Anzejs Pasecniks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago  
LBL2 Round 16 (Second Stage): BJBS Riga win their first game - 24 days ago  
Magone comes back to BK Ogre - 26 days ago  
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