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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 11-1 
 2. Jurmala 8-5 
 3. VEF Riga 7-0 
 4. Jekabpils 5-5 
 5. Barons Riga 5-6 
 6. Valmiera 5-7 
 7. BK Ogre 4-7 
 8. Liepaja/Triobet 4-8 
 9. Valka/Valga 3-5 
 10. LU 2-10 
Full Standings
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Kekava 12-0 
 2. Jelgava 10-2 
 3. Limbazi 7-4 
 4. Saldus 5-6 
 5. VeA 3-8 
 6. VEF skola 2-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene 0-10 
Group B
 1. RSU 10-1 
 2. ViA 9-2 
 3. RTU 6-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 4-6 
 5. LU/BS Riga 4-6 
 6. DSN/SB 2-7 
 7. Madona 1-10 
Group C
 1. Turiba 11-0 
 2. Marupe 8-3 
 3. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 7-4 
 4. Livani 5-6 
 5. Valmiera/ORDO-2 4-6 
 6. Jekabpils II 3-8 
 7. BJBS Riga 1-11 
Full Standings
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. ViA 2 11-0 
 2. Dartija 7-4 
 3. Jaunpils 7-4 
 4. Daugavpils n. 5-5 
 5. Rugaju 4-6 
 6. Rujiena 4-6 
 7. Pardaugava/Tur. 3-7 
 8. Aluksne 1-10 
Group B
 1. Carnikava 8-3 
 2. Memele/Bauskas 8-3 
 3. Salacgriva 7-3 
 4. Ezerzeme 6-3 
 5. Darznieks/Cesis 6-5 
 6. Kraslava 4-7 
 7. Saulkrasti 2-8 
 8. BJBS Riga 1-10 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 5-2 
 2 Rapla 5-2 
 3 Nevezis 5-2 
 4 Liepaja/Triobet 4-3 
 5 Jurmala 2-5 
 6 Parnu 1-6 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 0-2 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 7-1 
 2 Jekabpils 6-2 
 3 Valmiera 5-2 
 4 BK Ogre 4-3 
 5 TTU 3-5 
 6 Tarvas 2-6 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-8 
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 7-1 
 2 Unics 7-1 
 3 Khimky 6-1 
 4 Zenit 6-1 
 5 Lokomotiv 6-2 
 6 Astana 5-3 
 7 VEF Riga 4-4 
 8 Enisey 4-5 
 9 Tsmoki-Minsk 3-6 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 2-6 
 11 Avtodor 1-7 
 12 N.Novgorod 1-7 
 13 Parma 0-8 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.9 
 2. Blums, VEF Riga16.0 
 3. Jogela, Barons Riga15.8 
 4. Geks, Barons Riga15.1 
 5. Laksa, Valmiera15.0 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.14.6 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.2 
 9. Pinete, Jurmala13.9 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.8 
 2. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.6 
 3. Krestinin, Barons7.5 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala7.4 
 5. Meiers, VEF Riga6.7 
 6. Jonats, Valmiera6.7 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils6.6 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.6.6 
 9. Lindments, Valka/V.6.4 
 10. Zakis, Ventspils6.4 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils7.5 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.7.0 
 3. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.6 
 4. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 5. Vitols, BK Ogre5.3 
 6. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 7. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
 8. McMullan, Liepaja/.4.4 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera4.4 
 10. Skele, Ventspils4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils2.2 
 2. Leimanis, Ventspils1.7 
 3. Skele, VEF Riga1.6 
 4. Jogela, Barons Riga1.6 
 5. Krestinin, Barons1.6 
 6. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 7. Richard, VEF Riga1.5 
 8. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 9. Gabrans, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Berzins, BK Ogre1.5 
 2. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 3. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 4. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.3 
 5. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 6. Rozitis, Jurmala1.1 
 7. Zotovs, VEF Riga1.0 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 9. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 
 10. Rubenis, LU0.8 
Player of the week

 Arturs Duselis

 Edgars Krumins
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Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Barons Riga Dec.11 Jurmala 59%
Ventspils 91% Dec.10 LU
Valmiera Dec.10 Jekabpils 58%
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

LU/BS Riga 64% Dec.30 RTU
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Parnu 76% Dec.15 Barsy Atyrau
Jekabpils 72% Dec.14 BK Ogre
Tarvas Dec.14 Valmiera 74%
Barons Riga 56% Dec.14 Nevezis
Rapla 95% Dec.13 Barsy Atyrau
Liepaja/Trio 62% Dec.13 Jurmala
BK Ogre 84% Dec.10 COR-Borisfe
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

CSKA 90% Dec.11 VEF Riga
Zenit 55% Dec.11 Unics
Khimky 97% Dec.10 Parma
Avtodor Dec.10 Kalev/Cramo 53%
Astana Dec.10 Lokomotiv 53%
Janis Blums selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 28, 2013

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

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Lithuania). He led Lietuvos rytas to a victory over the closely-ranked Juventus (8-7) crushing them 102-68 in the Lithuanian LKL in Tuesday night's game. Blums was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points in a mere 16 minutes on the court. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (6-2) is placed eighth in the LKL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Blums averages: 9.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 30.8% in the eight games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Baltic League). Laksa was the main contributor in a BC Rakvere's victory against the closely-ranked Juventus (4-2) 100-85 in the Baltic League last Friday. He was the best player in that game. Laksa scored 23 points. BC Rakvere Tarvas (4-2) is placed second in group G. There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Top 16. So now every game is very crucial. It's Laksa's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 34.7%, 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 75.0%. Laksa played for the Latvian national team in 2003.

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), who plays in Serbia. He could not help Partizan (13-9) to beat Un.Olimpija (12-10). Bertans recorded 9 points in 25 minutes. But Partizan was edged 73-71 at home by the lower-ranked (#7) Un.Olimpija. There are only four games left until the end of the Adriatic League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Bertans' overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 46.3%, 3FGP: 44.6% and FT: 75.8% in the 22 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Rihards Kuksiks
Rihards Kuksiks
   #4. Small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Cherkasy (17-17) 90-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Sunday night's game. Kuksiks recorded 12 points and added 4 passes. Budivelnyk Kyiv (25-7) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Kuksiks' total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.7apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #5. International point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to help Spartak St.Petersburg (3-3) in their game against Cajasol (1-5) in the Eurocup. Strelnieks scored 7 points and added 6 passes in 23 minutes. The second-placed Spartak St.Petersburg was edged 68-66 on the road by the lower-ranked (#4) Cajasol in the group K of Eurocup. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be extremely important. This year Strelnieks' total stats are: 5.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.9apg in the 12 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #6. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Umbrasko contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Juventus (4-2) 100-85. He scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. This season Umbrasko has relatively solid stats: 12.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team five years ago.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #7. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in Adriatic League) was the major contributor in Szolnok's surprising victory against the sixth-ranked Cedevita (12-10) 64-59 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Kalve recorded 14 points in 24 minutes. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (7-15) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the Adriatic League. There are only four games left until the end of the Adriatic League Regular Season. Kalve has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1spg in the 22 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Kaspars Kambala
Kaspars Kambala
   #8. Center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, agency: Alti Sport, college: UNLV, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Istanbulspor (3-20) crushing them 87-55 in the Turkish TB2L (second division) last Friday. Kambala was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 14 rebounds. Pi Koleji Ankara (8-15) is placed 16th in the TB2L. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kambala has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg and 12.2rpg. Kambala used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #9. Former international swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to secure a victory for Prima Veroli (7-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Prima Veroli lost 75-87 in Brescia to the much higher-ranked (#4) Latte BRE. Jurevicus was the second best scorer with 21 points in 34 minutes. Jurevicus has reliable stats this year: 13.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the 19 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Mareks Mejeris
Mareks Mejeris
   #10. Forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) couldn't help CB Clavijo (8-11) in their last game on Friday. Despite Mejeris' good performance CB Clavijo was edged 84-81 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds. Mejeris has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 5.4rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, also represented by Players Group, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) couldn't help Saint Chamond (7-13) in their last game. Despite Bankevics' very good performance Saint Chamond lost 79-90 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#9) Rueil. He was the top scorer with 30 points. Bankevics also added 3 assists in 34 minutes. Bankevics' stats this year are: 13.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg in the 19 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti crushing them 119-85 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Timermanis scored 10 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Timermanis has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2007.

   #13. International forward Oto Osenieks (203-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Minnesota (6-8) in their last game. Despite Osenieks' good performance the Minnesota was crushed 71-45 in Columbus, OH by the Ohio State University. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 27 minutes. Osenieks has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg in the 22 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. International point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (1-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite Jeromanovs' good performance Norrkoping Dolphins was defeated 80-67 in Lulea by the lower-ranked LF Basket (#8). He scored 10 points and added 3 passes. Jeromanovs is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg. Jeromanovs plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former international guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in their game against Real Madrid in the Spanish ACB. He recorded 8 points in 26 minutes. His team was crushed by 23 points 88-65. Valters has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.8apg in the 13 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team four 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, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division could not help Marso NYKK (7-14) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Berkis' good performance Marso NYKK was crushed 94-63 at home by the leading Albacomp. He scored 13 points, had 6 boards, passed 3 assists and added 4 steals. Berkis' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Berkis averaged so far 15.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg.

   #2. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) led Dragons Rhoendorf to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-16) 96-78 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. Dragons Rhoendorf (18-3) is placed first in Group South. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 2.6rpg in the 18 games he played so far.

   #3. Experienced Gary Gandel (203-G/F-80, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Maccabi Hod Hasharon in a victory against the 12th-ranked Kiryat Tivon (4-15) 88-69 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 5 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 15 minutes. Maccabi Hod Hasharon (15-4) is placed third in the National League. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Gandel averaged so far 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 3.5apg in the six games. He has a dual citizenship: Latvian and Israeli.

   #4. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help Horsens IC (19-8) in their game against SISU (17-10) in the Danish Ligaen. Sakne cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 14 minutes. Horsens IC lost 78-89 on the road to the lower-ranked (#4) SISU. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Sakne has averaged so far 4.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg in the 24 games.

   #5. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Moycullen (7-12) 72-56 in the Irish Superleague last Sunday. He scored 9 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. DCU St.Vincents Dublin (8-10) is placed fourth in the Superleague. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Provizors is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in DCU Saints' roster. Provizors is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders with 11.7rpg. This year he also averages: 13.5ppg, 2.2apg, 1.8bpg and 1.1spg in the 10 games.

Latvian LBL round 13 best performance: Arturs Duselis - 3 days ago

Forward Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Jurmala, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 13. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass LU (#10, 2-10) with 32-point margin 89-57. Jurmala maintains the 2nd position in Latvian LBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this s...   [read more]

Aigars Skele
LBL Round 13: No surprise as #1 Ventspils defeat Valmiera - 4 days ago

Host teams show no mercy winning all games. LBL top team - Ventspils (11-1) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Valmiera (5-7) 81-75. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-12. But Valmiera won second period 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. The former international forward Aigars Skele (192-92) stepped u...   [read more]

Liepaja/Triobet adds Griffin to their roster, ex ASS Sale - 5 days ago

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-95kg-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex). He started the season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. The last season Griffin played at FUS Rabat (also in D1). He helped them to make it to the Moroccan Throne Cup Semifinals. Griffin played in the final of Arab Club Championships. He has played previously professionally in MPBA (Champaign Swarm). Griffin attended Fresno Pacific University un...   [read more]

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