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LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 19-1 
 2. Lietkabelis 15-5 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 14-6 
 4. Vytautas 10-10 
 5. Neptunas 10-10 
 6. Juventus 10-10 
 7. P.Zvaigzdes 9-11 
 8. Dzukija 6-14 
 9. Nevezis 5-15 
 10. Siauliai 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
NKL Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 24-5 
 2. Nafta-Uni. 22-8 
 3. Telsiai 20-9 
 4. Rasai 18-11 
 5. Perlas-MRU 17-11 
 6. Silute 15-14 
 7. Vytis 14-16 
Places 8-14
 1. Zalgiris II 15-14 
 2. Palanga 14-15 
 3. Mazeikiai 11-18 
 4. Delikatesas 11-19 
 5. KTU 11-19 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 7-23 
 7. Petrochema 6-23 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
RKL Standings
 1. Gargzdu 17-1 
 2. Taurages 14-4 
 3. Olimpas Ukm. 12-5 
 4. Omega-United 12-6 
 5. Olimpas Plunge 11-7 
 6. Vilniaus VKC 10-7 
 7. Kretinga 10-8 
 8. Bangene 9-8 
 9. LSU-Atletas 8-10 
 10. VDU Kauno 7-11 
 11. Akmenes 6-11 
 12. Klaipedos LCC 5-13 
 13. Neptunas-2 5-13 
 14. Birzai 4-13 
 15. Suduva 2 4-14 
 16. Grafu baldai 3-13 
Last:1/10/2017
Lower leagues Standings
KKML-A
 1. Kauno kolegija 4-1 
 2. Sporto Manija 4-1 
 3. UNITED 4-1 
 4. VDU-2 3-2 
 5. BalduSandelis.lt 2-2 
 6. Basement 2-3 
 7. SK Minbra 0-4 
 8. Perkunas-Vytrita 0-5 
SKL
 1. Kelme 7-0 
 2. KA Saule 4-2 
 3. Artiliux NMF 4-3 
 4. Solo-Eurogym 3-3 
 5. Zvalguva 2-5 
 6. A.Sireikos KA 0-7 
SKL-A
 1. VGTU 10-2 
 2. MRU 8-4 
 3. SK Ferimsta 7-4 
 4. Legionas 7-5 
 5. Sadolin 6-5 
 6. Stekas 6-5 
 7. Volfas Engelman 6-5 
 8. LEU-Sviesa 5-6 
 9. Oro navigacija 5-6 
 10. Tegra 4-7 
 11. Zaibas 4-7 
 12. VU 3-7 
 13. Vilniaus kolegija 2-10 
Last:1/10/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 13-5 
 3 Olympiacos 13-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-7 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Darussafaka 10-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-11 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 14 Zalgiris 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 
Last:1/20/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 3-0 
 2. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. Fuenlabrada 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 2. Khimky 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-3 
Group G
 1. Zenit 2-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Valencia 3-0 
 2. Unicaja 2-1 
 3. ALBA 1-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Nevezis 8-3 
 3 Rapla 8-4 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 2-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 9-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 5-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Last:1/22/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.9 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes14.4 
 3. Baron, Neptunas13.7 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.4 
 5. Sulskis, Juventus13.3 
 6. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.13.0 
 7. Diggs, Juventus12.9 
 8. Delininkaiti., Vytau.12.9 
 9. Gailius, Lietuvos.12.3 
 10. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija8.0 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.8 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis6.4 
 7. Kacinas, Neptunas6.3 
 8. Sulskis, Juventus5.6 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuvos.5.6 
 10. Echodas, Siauliai5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.5 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes7.4 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.7 
 4. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 5. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.1 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.8 
 7. Janavicius, Lietkabe.4.6 
 8. Hernandez, Dzukija4.4 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine LOVE-ROBERTS
  Nevez.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.7 
 2. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.5 
 3. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.5 
 4. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 5. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.4 
 6. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.1.4 
 7. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 8. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.4 
 9. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 10. Sulskis, Juventus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 2. Engstrom, Nevezis1.3 
 3. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 4. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 5. Galdikas, Juventus1.1 
 6. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.1.1 
 7. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 8. Jucikas, Siauliai0.9 
 9. Skucas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 10. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 
Player of the Week

 Vaidas Cepukaitis
  Juventus
  ( 207-C/F-97-89 )
  

 Ulysses Thomas
  Silute
  ( 190-G-86-92 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

Lietkabelis Jan.30 Zalgiris 61%
Siauliai Jan.29 Dzukija 69%
P.Zvaigzdes 53% Jan.29 Juventus
Lietuvos ryt 87% Jan.28 Nevezis
Neptunas 52% Jan.28 Vytautas
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Second Stage)

Nafta-Uni. 58% Jan.27 Telsiai
KTU Jan.27 Palanga 59%
Zalgiris II 61% Jan.27 Mazeikiai
Silute 52% Jan.27 Perlas-MRU
Petrochema Jan.27 Ezerunas-Kar 57%
Suduva-Manti 74% Jan.27 Rasai
Rasai Jan.25 Silute 55%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Jan.25 Darussafaka 61%
Brose Bask. Jan.25 Real Madrid 78%
EA7 Armani Jan.25 Olympiacos 78%
Zalgiris Jan.25 CSKA 83%
Galatasaray 68% Jan.24 Maccabi T-A
Baskonia Jan.24 Crvena Zvezd 53%
Panathinaiko 58% Jan.24 FC Barcelona
Unics Jan.24 Fenerbahce 51%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group E
Fuenlabrada Jan.25 Lokomotiv 84%
UCAM Murcia Jan.25 Gran Canaria 55%
Group F
Khimky 95% Jan.25 Ratiopharm
Lietkabelis Jan.25 B.Muenchen 86%
Group G
Hapoel J-M 58% Jan.25 Zenit
Lietuvos ryt 71% Jan.25 N.Novgorod
Group H
Cedevita Jan.25 ALBA 87%
Valencia 76% Jan.25 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

P.Zvaigzdes 56% Jan.25 Valmiera
Jekabpils 62% Jan.25 Tarvas
Jurmala Jan.25 Nevezis 58%
BK Ogre Jan.25 TTU 56%
Barons Riga 88% Jan.25 Barsy Atyrau
Liepaja/Trio Jan.23 Barsy Atyrau 51%
El-Amin won't quit - May 5, 2011


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El-Amin
On a cold afternoon in March, Khalid Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) limps through the front door of his family's Minneapolis fish restaurant more than 45 minutes late, though he gives no indication he's in a hurry. He pauses in the middle of the small, otherwise vacant dining room to wave a quick hello to his sister-in-law behind the cash register, then drags a chair out from underneath a table and slowly eases his heavy frame into it.

'Sorry,' he says, flashing a toothy grin. 'Just finished my first physical therapy.'

By any reasonable standards, Khalid El-Amin looks like he has no business on a basketball court. He claims to be 5'10', but even that seems generous. He weighs more than 200 pounds, giving him a thick frame more suitable to a football player.

As soon as he sees the notebook, he breaks eye contact and turns his gaze down at the table in the practiced style of the hoary post-game interview.

'NBA's the best players in the world,' he says. 'I mean, it's great to make it there, but you gotta stay there. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stay longer than I did.'

Khalid El-Amin is only 31 years old, but he's lived long years as a journeyman. He talks about his short NBA career as if it took place a lifetime ago. He's played in so many different European countries that it's difficult for even him to remember them all.

'You know, in Europe, the game of basketball is kind of different,' he says. 'It's all about the team game in Europe. If you score 40 points and you lose, no one really cares about that it seems like, because you lost the game.'

He still talks like he's ready to walk out on the court tomorrow, but his leg won't let him. When asked about it, Khalid El-Amin downplays the injury. He hasn't bothered to watch the replay yet, so he can't really explain how it happened.

'It was just a routine play,' he says. 'Next thing I knew, I was on the ground.'

THE TWIN CITIES has never owned much of a reputation for producing professional basketball players. In the last 30 years, only about a dozen Minneapolis and St. Paul natives have made it to the NBA.

It's hard to say exactly what accounts for this, but it may be a symptom of the Midwest location, says Gary Wilson, a north Minneapolis coach of more than 40 years. Because Minnesota is covered in snow for the majority of the year, youth sports programs rely mostly on indoor facilities, and have struggled with overcrowded courts throughout the years. In the Twin Cities, basketball has never been a priority when it comes time to balance the budget.

'We need bigger facilities,' says Wilson. 'That's the thing we don't have.'

Of the Twin Cities players who have made it to the NBA, most have not stayed long enough to make an impact. The exception to the rule is Devean George, a 6'8', 235-pound forward who was in the league for 11 years, most recently playing for the Golden State Warriors.

The idea of a short, chubby guy like Khalid El-Amin making a name for himself as a basketball player sounds impossible. Khalid El-Amin's unconventional stature even earned him a nickname early in his career: Doughboy.

But Khalid El-Amin has always been tireless. As a kid growing up in north Minneapolis, he made public courts at nearby parks his second home. He started playing for his high school varsity team when he was 14 years old.

'You can count the kids on one hand who played varsity basketball as eighth-graders,' says Cliff Brown, former coach for the North High Polars. 'He was unbelievably focused on what he wanted to do and what he wanted to accomplish at a young age.'

Khalid El-Amin led the Polars to three state titles in high school, tying the record for most consecutive championships in Minnesota history. He was the Minnesota State Player of the Year three times.

Khalid El-Amin's dedication has not wavered in the 15 years since high school. After failing out of the NBA in his early 20s, Khalid El-Amin resigned himself to obscurity playing for a handful of listless teams around Europe. He has spent the past 10 years stubbornly trying to fight his way back the NBA.

Earlier this year, he finally caught a break. Khalid El-Amin made it into the Euroleague tournament playing for a Lithuanian team, BC Lietuvos Rytas, at the highest level of basketball in the world outside of the NBA.

'This is how he was really reborn after a few off-years,' says David Landry of ESPN-affiliated Ball in Europe. 'I mean, the Lithuanian media was loving this guy.'

But the freak injury sent him home prematurely. And while Khalid El-Amin is optimistic that he'll play next season, this could very well be the one blow that keeps him down for the count.

'The more significant the injury, the harder it is,' says Dr. Dan Kraft, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. 'The older the athlete, the more uncertain the healing becomes.'

EL-AMIN DID NOT grow up in a family of great means. His father drove a school bus for the Minneapolis Public School district; his mother worked as a secretary.


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Mindaugas
Girdziunas
LKL Round 20: Lietuvos rytas are defeated by Neptunas - 10 hours ago
The most important game in the last round took place in Klaipeda between third ranked Lietuvos rytas (14-6) and fifth ranked Neptunas (10-10) on Saturday night. Lietuvos rytas was defeated by Neptunas in a tough game on the road 78-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lietuvos rytas. Lietuvos rytas trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 31-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-85 at the end of the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Lietuvos r...   [read more]

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