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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)

Unics May.28 Zenit 51%
Best players of Latvian LBL round 26 - Feb 15, 2013


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Zanis
Peiners
Zanis Peiners (204-G-90, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for LU and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 32 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for LU in his team's victory, helping them to beat Turiba (#10, 7-16) 90-75. LU is placed at 7th position in Latvian LBL. LU 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 10-14 record. In the team's last game Peiners had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at LU, through which he has constantly improved. Peiners has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.1ppg. Peiners is in league's top in assists (9th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 51.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Ukrainian point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) of Jekabpils. Sirsnins impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Jekabpils lost that game 88-95 to the lower-ranked Liepaja (#9, 8-15). Jekabpils managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 13-9 record is not bad at all. Sirsnins is a newcomer at Jekabpils and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Tyler Cain (203-F-88) of second-ranked Barons kvartals. Cain scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Cain's great performance Barons kvartals lost 74-87 to #1 ranked Valmiera. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Barons kvartals needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 8 lost games. Cain has a very solid season. In 11 games in Latvia he scored 15.5ppg. He also has 11.1rpg, 1.5bpg and FGP: 62.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matiss Rudmiezis (190-F-91) of Turiba - 15 points and 4 rebounds
5. Janis Berzins (202-F-93) of Valmiera - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Zanis Peiners (204-G-90) of LU - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Atis Ozols (199-F-81) of Jurmala - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Raimonds Gabrans (185-G-84) of Valmiera - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. P.J. Hill jr. (182-PG-87) of Jekabpils - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Janis Kaufmanis (186-G-89) of Valmiera - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 6 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)
  




Janis
Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks may agree terms with EA7 Armani - May 26, 2016

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is in talks with 27-year old Latvian international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89kg-89) who currently plays atBrose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg this season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. The last season Strelnieks played also at Brose Baskets (BBL) in German league. In 42 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the league...   [read more]

Francisco
Cruz
LBL Round 4 of Finals. VEF Riga clinch second victory - May 26, 2016

FINAL VEF Riga - Valmiera 82-77 VEF Riga topped Valmiera to even things up at 2-2 in the Finals. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. VEF Riga outrebounded Valmiera 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Valmiera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming)...   [read more]

Nikolajs
Mazurs
Coach Nikolajs Mazurs (ex Vita Tbilisi) signs at Avtodor - May 25, 2016

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) have hired 36-year old Latvian coach Nikolajs Mazurs who currently worked at B.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 coached al...   [read more]


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LBL Round 2 of Finals. Valmiera celebrated first victory - May 23, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Finals. VEF Riga open win count in championship series - May 22, 2016  
LBL Round 5 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga claim Finals birth - May 20, 2016  
LBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Ventspils claim second victory over VEF Riga - May 18, 2016  
Coach Ainars Bagatskis left N.Novgorod - May 16, 2016  
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  
Saldus clinch LBL2 title - May 5, 2016  
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  
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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  
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