Barons/LDz three-pointers sink Nevezis

RIGA – Barons/LDz ended a four-game losing streak in Triobet BBL, defeating the visiting Nevezis 96-75 in the first game after the Christmas break for both sides on Wednesday in the Latvian capital.

The hosts improved to a 2-7 record and climbed out of the bottom of Group A, while Nevezis dropped to 3-7.


After the first quarter of play, the teams were in a deadlock at 25-25, but the hosts looked better in the second period, breaking away to a 50-41 halftime lead.

The downslide continued in the third period for Nevezis, with the Lithuanian side failing to contain Barons/LDz’s long-range shooting, with the gap separating the sides growing to 22 points in the quarter.

There was no way back for the team from Kedainiai, who were forced to concede an unexpectedly large defeat on the road. Barons/LDz finished the game with 17-of-35 made shots from three-point land.

Roberts Freimanis had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Barons/LDz, Kristaps Gluditis scored 21 points, while Salvis Metra added 15 points.

For Nevezis, Taylor King and Vaidotas Volkus scored 20 points apiece. King also added 13 rebounds, but finished the game with five fouls. Darius Gvezdauskas chipped in with 16 points.