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LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 30-6 
 2. Ventspils 28-8 
 3. Liepaja/Triobet 24-12 
 4. Jurmala 20-16 
 5. Jekabpils 19-17 
 6. VEF Riga 15-5 
 7. Barons Riga 12-24 
 8. Valka/Valga 11-9 
 9. Jelgava 9-27 
 10. BK Ogre 9-27 
 11. LU 5-31 
Last:4/26/2016
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-10
 1. ViA 13-5 
 2. Saldus 12-6 
 3. Limbazi 11-7 
 4. Turiba 11-7 
 5. RSU 9-9 
 6. Pardaguava 9-9 
 7. VEF skola 8-10 
 8. Marupe 8-10 
 9. Livani 5-13 
 10. Jekabpils II 4-14 
Places 11-18
 1. DSN 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 9-5 
 3. Jugla 9-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 9-5 
 5. RTU 8-6 
 6. VeA 6-8 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 3-11 
 8. BS Riga 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-10
 1. Bauskas 14-4 
 2. ViA 2 14-4 
 3. Dartija 13-5 
 4. Darznieks/Cesis 11-7 
 5. Jaunpils 10-8 
 6. Saulkrasti 9-9 
 7. Daugavpils n. 8-10 
 8. Rujiena 6-12 
 9. Ezerzeme 4-14 
 10. Aluksne 1-17 
Places 11-19
 1. Carnikava 14-2 
 2. Limbazi 2 11-5 
 3. Kraslava 10-6 
 4. Rugaju 8-8 
 5. Madona 7-9 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 7-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene-2 7-9 
 8. BJBS Riga 6-10 
 9. Pardaugava 6-10 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/27/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
Points Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Valka/Va.
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Aleksejevs, Valka/.15.7 
 2. Deane, Ventspils15.6 
 3. Berkis, Valka/Valga15.5 
 4. Apsitis, BK Ogre14.6 
 5. Richard, Liepaja/.14.5 
 6. Larson, Jekabpils14.5 
 7. Hicks, Liepaja/.14.2 
 8. Zack, Liepaja/.14.0 
 9. Plavnieks, Jelgava13.9 
 10. Gluditis, Barons13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.9 
 2. Hipp, Barons Riga9.2 
 3. Aleksejevs, Valka/.9.2 
 4. Rutkauskas, Jekab.7.8 
 5. Kumpys, Jekabpils7.6 
 6. Krumins, LU7.2 
 7. Smith, Jurmala7.1 
 8. Harrellson, VEF R.7.0 
 9. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 10. Cavars, Jelgava6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  Sevilla
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Hakanson, Sevilla6.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.6 
 3. Deane, Ventspils5.4 
 4. Cruz, VEF Riga4.7 
 5. Mitchell, Valmiera4.5 
 6. Vitols, BK Ogre4.4 
 7. Sirsnins, Jekabpils4.3 
 8. Skele, Valmiera4.2 
 9. Larson, Jekabpils4.1 
 10. Krumins, LU3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Valka/Valga
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Saage, Valka/Valga1.9 
 2. Deane, Ventspils1.9 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.8 
 4. Larson, Jekabpils1.7 
 5. Kanbergs, Valka/Va.1.6 
 6. Richard, Liepaja/.1.6 
 7. Pitts, Ventspils1.6 
 8. Bostic, VEF Riga1.5 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Antrops, Liepaja/.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Carl HIPP
  Barons Riga
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hipp, Barons Riga1.9 
 2. Harrellson, VEF R.1.7 
 3. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 4. Cavars, Liepaja/.1.3 
 5. Zack, Liepaja/.1.2 
 6. Nankivil, Betaland.1.0 
 7. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Gromovs, Jurmala1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Brooks, BK Ogre0.8 
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Game 5 (Semi-Finals)

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Latvian LBL round 25 best performance: Edgars Krumins - Feb 5, 2013


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Krumins
Swingman Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Jelgava, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Turiba (#10, 7-15) 87-80. Jelgava maintains the 6th position in Latvian LBL. Jelgava 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 10-10 record. In the team's last game Krumins had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He has many years of experience at Jelgava, through which he has constantly improved. Edgars Krumins averages this season 12.9ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) of league's second-best Valmiera. Berzins had a very good evening with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Valmiera cruised to a 93-83 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked LU (#8, 8-14). This victory allowed Valmiera to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 13-8 record is not bad at all. Berzins is a newcomer at Valmiera, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.5ppg (#5). He also registered 7.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) of LU (#8). Dargais showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, ten rebounds and seven assists in the last round. Despite Dargais' great performance LU lost 83-93 to the higher-ranked Valmiera (#2, 13-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of LU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Dargais could try to bring LU's a little bit higher in the standings. Dargais has individually a great season in Latvia. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93) of Turiba - 14 points and 13 rebounds
5. Artis Ate (191-G-89) of Liepaja - 23 points and 5 rebounds
6. Andris Epners (198-F-92) of Barons kvartals - 21 points and 16 rebounds
7. Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Valmiera - 10 points and 13 rebounds
8. Ronalds Zakis (207-F/C-87) of Ventspils - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Andzejs Pasecniks (211-C-95) of U18 - 14 points and 6 rebounds
10. Zanis Peiners (204-G-90) of LU - 24 points and 4 assists

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)
  




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Avtodor Saratov (VTB) is close to hire 36-year old Latvian coach Nikolajs Mazurs who currently worked atB.C. Vita Tbilisi in Georgia. The last season he coached at VEF Riga (LBL) in Latvian league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Mazurs was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game back in 2011. He was coaching Latvian U20 National Team two years ago, and coached also U18 National Team between 2013 and 2014. Mazurs has coach...   [read more]

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LBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Valmiera claim Finals appearance - May 16, 2016  
LBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Valmiera register victories - May 14, 2016  
BK Dartija wins LBL3 title - May 13, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Valmiera secure winning start - May 12, 2016  
Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Awards 2016 - May 9, 2016  
LBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja/Triobet seal semifinal appearance - May 5, 2016  
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LBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja register victories - May 3, 2016  
LBL2 Round 4 of Finals. Saldus beat Marupe, force decider - May 2, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja/Triobet post wins - May 1, 2016  
LBL2 Round 3 of Finals. Saldus register first victory - Apr 28, 2016  
Kelley's 22 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - Apr 27, 2016  
LBL Round 36: Valmiera defeats Ventspils in the game between Top 4 teams - Apr 26, 2016  
LBL2 Round 2 of Finals. Marupe post second win in a row - Apr 25, 2016  
Best players of Latvian LBL round 35 - Apr 22, 2016  
LBL Round 35: Leader Valmiera gets another victory - Apr 21, 2016  
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