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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 24-3 
 2. Valmiera 19-10 
 3. Jekabpils 16-12 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 14-15 
 5. Barons Riga 13-13 
 6. VEF Riga 12-4 
 7. BK Ogre 12-17 
 8. Jurmala 11-17 
 9. LU 5-23 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Full Standings
Last:3/30/2017
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 19-2 
 2 Zenit 18-3 
 3 Khimky 16-4 
 4 Lokomotiv 13-5 
 5 Unics 13-8 
 6 VEF Riga 10-9 
 7 Enisey 10-10 
 8 Astana 9-11 
 9 N.Novgorod 7-14 
 10 Avtodor 6-13 
 11 Kalev/Cramo 5-16 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 4-16 
 13 Parma 0-19 
Last:3/27/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.3 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.0 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.15.0 
 4. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.9 
 5. Jogela, Barons Riga14.3 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga14.3 
 7. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.9 
 8. Ausejs, Liepaja/.13.6 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils13.5 
 10. Laksa, Valmiera13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 9
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga9.0 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.3 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala7.9 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.6 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.5 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.3 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.2 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.9 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.3 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.7 
 8. Birkans, LU4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Larson, Barons Riga4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera1.8 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga1.7 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga1.5 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils1.4 
 10. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D'or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fischer, Valmiera2.0 
 2. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 3. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 4. Grazulis, Ventspils1.1 
 5. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 6. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 8. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.9 
 9. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
Player of the Week

 Artjoms Butjankovs
  Liepaja/Triobet
  ( 205-F/C-100-91 )
  

 Rihards Adins
  Turiba
  ( 200-F/C-98-94 )
  
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Round 28 (Regular Season)

LU Apr.2 Ventspils 93%
Jurmala 56% Apr.1 Barons Riga
Jurmala Apr.1 Jekabpils 57%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Turiba 74% Mar.31 Marupe
Jelgava 86% Mar.31 Livani
ViA 64% Mar.31 Ogre/Kumho T
Kekava 93% Mar.31 Limbazi
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Tartu Ulikoo 59% Apr.6 Kalev/Cramo
FINAL
P.Zvaigzdes 98% Apr.5 Vytautas
Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

Lokomotiv 64% Apr.3 Avtodor
VEF Riga 59% Apr.3 Unics
CSKA 91% Apr.3 Kalev/Cramo
Enisey 55% Apr.2 Astana
Tsmoki-Minsk 75% Apr.2 Parma
N.Novgorod Apr.2 Khimky 80%
Maris Laksa selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 3, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Latvian players, who play currently abroad.


Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). He led BC Rakvere to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Tln Kalev (3-11) crushing them 103-82 in the Estonian KML in Friday night's game. Laksa was MVP of the game. He scored 26 points (!!!) and added 3 assists in 32 minutes on the court. BC Rakvere Tarvas (13-4) is placed first in the KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Laksa is ranked first on the list of the top scorers in the league with 17.1ppg. He also averaged so far 2.9rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 55.9%(52-93), 3FGP: 42.0% and FT: 75.6% in the 14 games he played so far. Laksa played for the Latvian senior national team ten years ago.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA). He managed to help Golden State Warriors to win against the Philadelphia 76ers (15-18) 96-89 in the NBA last Friday. Biedrins recorded only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors have a solid 22-10 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Biedrins' ninth year with the team. This season he averages: 0.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 46.2% and FT: 36.4%. Biedrins played for the Latvian national team in 2009.

Edgars Cunda
Edgars Cunda
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, currently plays in Estonia). He was the main contributor in Valga's victory against the closely-ranked KK Parnu (5-8) 73-63 in the Estonian KML on Friday night. Cunda was the best player in that game. He scored 16 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes. Valga/Maks&Moorits (6-7) is placed fourth in the KML. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Cunda is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers with 4.4apg. This year his other stats are: 11.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3FGP: 20.7% and FT: 74.5% in the 12 games. Cunda played for the Latvian U18 national team eleven years ago.

Raitis Grafs
Raitis Grafs
   #4. Center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edgars Cunda and both played together in the last Estonian KML game. Grafs was the major contributor in Valga's victory against the closely-ranked KK Parnu (5-8) 73-63. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. Grafs belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg. Grafs used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #5. An experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa and both played together in the last Estonian KML game. Umbrasko contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Tln Kalev (3-11) crushing them 103-82. He scored 8 points in 26 minutes. Umbrasko has relatively good stats this year: 13.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.2apg in the 13 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team five years ago.

Armands Skele
Armands Skele
   #6. Guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the closely-ranked TTU (6-7) 78-69 in a derby game in the Estonian KML on Sunday night. Skele scored 7 points. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (8-5) is placed third in the KML. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Skele's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Rihards Kuksiks
Rihards Kuksiks
   #7. International small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Lagun Aro GBC (2-13) to beat Blusens Monbus (8-7). Kuksiks scored 8 points in 20 minutes. The bottom-ranked Lagun Aro GBC lost 60-71 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#8) Blusens Monbus. This year Kuksiks' overall stats are: 6.3ppg and 1.4rpg in the 13 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #8. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (4-11) in their game against Caja Laboral (12-3) in the Spanish ACB. Valters cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada lost 77-84 in Vitoria to the second-ranked Caja Laboral. This year Valters' total stats are: 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.5apg in the six games. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

Martins Kravcenko
Martins Kravcenko
   #9. Former University international guard Martins Kravcenko (192-85, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to secure a victory for Mykolaiv (11-12) in their game against DniproAzot (9-12) in the Ukrainian Superleague. Kravcenko scored 6 points. Mykolaiv was defeated 92-77 in Dniprodzerzhynsk by the lower-ranked DniproAzot (#11). There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Kravcenko has averaged so far 6.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Latvian university national team four years ago.

Agnis Cavars
Agnis Cavars
   #10. Forward Agnis Cavars (196-86, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a Sodertalje Kings' victory against the league leader Sundsvall Dragons (16-3) 76-70 in the Swedish Basketligan last Sunday. He recorded only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. Sodertalje Kings (11-5) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Cavars has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 1.7rpg in the 15 games. Worth to mention Cavars played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is a former U20 international player as seven years ago he still played for the Latvian national team.

   #11. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy) helped Sutor Montegranaro win their game against the league outsider VL Pesaro 93-78 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Freimanis recorded only 3 points. Freimanis has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. International forward Oto Osenieks (203-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Minnesota win their game against the Michigan State University 76-63 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. Osenieks scored only 4 points in 7 minutes on the court. Osenieks has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg in the 11 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

   #13. Former U19 international center Aleksejs Rostovs (208-92, currently studies in the States) helped W.Kentucky win their game against the Florida International University 76-63 in the NCAA last Thursday. Rostovs scored only 2 points. Rostovs has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg. He used to play for the Latvian U19 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Davis Rozitis (213-90, is currently at the American university) helped Hawaii win their game against the Cal State - Northridge 74-71 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Rozitis recorded only 2 points and blocked 3 blocks in 8 minutes on the court. Rozitis has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Haralds Karlis (196-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Seton Hall edge the De Paul University 73-72 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He scored 5 points in 19 minutes. Karlis has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team two years ago.


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

   #1. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) was the major contributor in a DCU Saints' victory against the league outsider UCD Marian (3-9) 81-65 in a derby game in the Irish Superleague last Sunday. Provizors recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 17 rebounds. He also added 7 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals. DCU St.Vincents Dublin (6-6) is placed fourth in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Provizors is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in DCU Saints' roster. Provizors is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league. This season he has very good stats: 12.3ppg, 12.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6bpg.

   #2. 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 The Pennsylvania State University. Abele cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. The Duquesne was defeated 84-74 on the road by the The Pennsylvania State University. Abele has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg.   




Edgars
Krumins
LBL2 Round 2 of 1/8 Finals. Quarterfinals are set - 1 day ago
Jelgava - LU/BS Riga 104-88 It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Jelgava's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-21 extending their advantage to 16 points. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Kalvis Krumins (185-90) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. Jelgava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving...   [read more]

Artjoms
Butjankovs
Butjankovs' 21 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
25-year old power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Liepaja/Triobet and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27. He had the game-high 21 points adding eight rebounds for Liepaja/Triobet in his team's victory, helping them to beat BK Ogre (#8, 11-17) 87-77. Liepaja/Triobet is placed at 4th position in Latvian league. Liepaja/Triobet is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower...   [read more]

Edgaras
Zelionis
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Best players of Latvian LBL round 26 - 6 days ago  
Rolands Freimanis' 32 points make him top Latvian player abroad of the week - 7 days ago  
LBL Round 26: Barons Riga beat VEF Riga in a derby game - 7 days ago  
Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 19 (Second Stage) - 9 days ago  
LBL2 Round 19 of Second Stage - 10 days ago  
Latvian LBL2 round 18 (Second Stage) best performance: Edgars Kaufmanis - 13 days ago  
Latvian LBL round 25 best performance: Karlis Apsitis - 13 days ago  
Kristaps Porzingis' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Latvians playing currently abroad: - 14 days ago  
LBL Round 25: Liepaja/Triobet defeat Jurmala in the closest game of the week - 14 days ago  
LBL2 Round 18 (Second Stage): Turiba are defeated by ViA - 14 days ago  
Ventspils tab Todd O'Brien - 15 days ago  
D'or Fischer (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Valmiera - 16 days ago  
Alex Gordon (ex Final Genclik) signs at VEF Riga - 17 days ago  
Jekabpils sign Bacote just out of college - 20 days ago  
Aleksejevs' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
Kalnins' double-double lands him LBL2 (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
LBL Round 24: Ventspils beat VEF Riga by three after a very close game - 25 days ago  
LBL2 Round 17 (Second Stage): Derby game ends with RSU's defeat of Marupe - 25 days ago  
Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 16 (Second Stage) - 27 days ago  
Anzejs Pasecniks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 28 days ago  
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