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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 Enisey 10-10 
 7 VEF Riga 9-9 
 8 Astana 9-11 
 9 N.Novgorod 7-14 
 10 Avtodor 6-12 
 11 Kalev/Cramo 5-15 
 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 
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Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

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
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

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%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
FINAL
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

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%
Janis Timma selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 23, 2017


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


Janis Timma
Janis Timma
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Janis Timma (201-92, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team Zenit to a victory against the league leader CSKA (15-2) 90-77 in the VTB United League in Thursday night's game. Timma scored 14 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Zenit Saint Petersburg (14-3) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Timma has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 61.4%(43-70), 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 83.3% in 16 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Zanis Peiners
Zanis Peiners
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Peiners contributed to PAOK's victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (8-6) 82-78 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). PAOK Thessaloniki (7-7) is placed fourth in group C. It's Peiners' first season with the team. This year Peiners averages: 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 3FGP: 17.1% and FT: 77.8%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Germany). Strelnieks contributed to a Brose Baskets' victory against the tenth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (9-12) 84-75 in the German BBL on Wednesday night. He recorded 12 points and added 3 passes in a mere 17 minutes. Brose Baskets Bamberg (20-1) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Strelnieks' overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 60.5%(26-43), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 79.3% in 17 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Ojars Silins
Ojars Silins
   #4. Power forward Ojars Silins (203-93, currently plays in Germany) helped Telekom Baskets win their game against the third-ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-5) 101-84 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Silins scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Telekom Baskets Bonn (12-8) is placed seventh in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Silins' total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
   #5. International power forward Kristaps Porzingis (221-95, currently plays in NBA) could not help the New York Knicks (23-34) in their last game. Despite Porzingis' good performance the New York Knicks (23-34) lost 105-116 on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes. Porzingis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg in 49 games. Porzingis plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #6. Power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) helped his Turkish team Usak Sportlif win their game against the seventh-ranked Oradea crushing them 108-82 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Wednesday night. He scored 10 points and blocked 2 shots. Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbolis placed third in group Q. This season Freimanis has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg and 3.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Sandis Silavs
Sandis Silavs
   #7. Former U20 international guard Sandis Silavs (194-88, currently plays in Estonia) was the major contributor in Valga's victory against the league outsider Noorteliiga (0-14) crushing them 108-53 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Tuesday night's game. Silavs scored 19 points and added 4 passes in 24 minutes. BC Valga-Valka/Maks&Moorits (6-13) is placed seventh in the Alexela KML. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. Silavs has reliable stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.4apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team nine years ago.

Ivars Rihards Zvigurs
Ivars Rihards Zvigurs
   #8. Small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sandis Silavs and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Zvigurs helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Noorteliiga (0-14) crushing them 108-53. He scored 12 points, had 5 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 3 balls. Zvigurs averaged so far 14.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2015.

Davis Lejasmeiers
Davis Lejasmeiers
   #9. International guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against the league outsider Malbas (2-23) 89-72 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. Lejasmeiers scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 26 minutes. Sodertalje Kings (16-7) is placed third in the Basketligan. Lejasmeiers' stats this year are: 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg in 22 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Klavs Cavars
Klavs Cavars
   #10. Center Klavs Cavars (205-96, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Pertevniyal (8-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Cavars' very good performance Pertevniyal was badly defeated 86-69 in Petkim by the much higher-ranked Socar (#3). He was the top scorer with 17 points. Cavars averaged so far 12.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He is U20 international player who is currently on the Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Davis Bertans (208-92, currently plays in NBA) managed to help San Antonio Spurs in a victory against the Orlando Magic crushing them 107-79 in the NBA last Wednesday. Bertans recorded 5 points in 16 minutes. This year Bertans' total stats are: 4.3ppg and 1.4rpg in 47 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. An experienced former international guard Edmunds Gabrans (188-79, currently plays in Norway) was not able to secure a victory for Froya Basket (15-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Gabrans' very good performance Froya Basket was defeated 72-63 in Oslo by the lower-ranked Centrum (#4). He was the top scorer with 16 points. Gabrans also added 4 rebounds. Gabrans averaged so far 13.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2002.

   #13. Former U16 international small forward Rodions Kurucs (206-98, currently plays in Spain) helped Barca II win their game against the tenth-ranked Palma crushing them 86-63 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. Kurucs scored 11 points in 20 minutes. Kurucs has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg in 17 games. He used to play for the Latvian U16 national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international point guard Reno Silavs (180-91, currently plays in Norway) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edmunds Gabrans. But that was another game of his team in Norwegian BLNO which we would like to mention. Silavs helped Froya Basket win their game against the closely-ranked Nidaros Jets 84-67. He scored 12 points and added 6 assists in 31 minutes. Silavs averaged so far 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2011.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Kristaps Kanbergs (189-88, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sandis Silavs. He played also in the last Estonian Alexela KML game facing Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (above) in the other team. Kanbergs helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Noorteliiga crushing them 108-53. He scored only 3 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Kanbergs has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team nine years ago.


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

   #1. Alvis Eglitis (195-F-85, currently plays in Norway) could not help Asker Aliens (12-13) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Eglitis' very good performance Asker Aliens was crushed 98-77 at home by the higher-ranked Centrum (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 19 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Eglitis is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Asker Aliens' roster. Eglitis has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #2. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) was not able to help DCU Saints (6-12) in their last game. Despite Provizors' very good performance DCU Saints was badly defeated 85-69 in a derby game by the second-ranked Swords Thunder. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 24 rebounds. Provizors also added 2 blocks in only a mere 7 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Provizors has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 16.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4bpg in 16 games he played so far.

   #3. Arkadijs Makarenko (194-F, currently plays in Ireland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Martins Provizors and both played together in the last Irish Super League game. Makarenko was not able to secure a victory for DCU Saints (6-12) in their game against Swords Thunder (16-2). He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. DCU Saints was badly defeated 85-69 in a derby game by the second-ranked Swords Thunder. Makarenko is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in DCU Saints' roster. Makarenko has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1bpg and 1.9spg.

   #4. Aksels Skaistlauks (195-SG-97, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Tuebingen II (7-13) in their game against Karlsruhe SC (13-7) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Skaistlauks scored only 2 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. The 11th-placed Tuebingen II (7-13) was badly defeated 87-70 on their home court in Tuebingen by the higher-ranked (#6) Karlsruhe SC in the South-West group. It was Tuebingen II's third consecutive loss in a row. Skaistlauks has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg in 19 games.   




Edgaras
Zelionis
LBL Round 27: Ventspils defeat Valmiera in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 hour 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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