BBL Weekly Review: Volume 10

The last week of 2014 only consisted of 6 games, but nevertheless, it was a truly exciting one! Let’s look over all the milestones with the tenth edition of the BBL Weekly Review!

 

WINLESS. Nevezis was only one team in the entire league that didn’t manage to win a single game in the first part of the 2014-2015 season and finished the year with a 0-6 record.

TWO IN A ROW. Kalev/Cramo, who seemed to be one of the front-runners in the league prior to December, have now lost two in a row and both the losses came from the two bottom teams in Group A. The Estonians now hold a solid 6-2 record nevertheless.

LEADERS. Juventus have only lost one match-up in 7 contests, making them the best team in the league at the moment. The Lithuanian side has three games left in their schedule and all of them will be played at home.

STREAK. Lietkabelis pushed their consecutive win total to 6 with the tough 85-81 victory against Valga Maks ja Moorits this week. Meanwhile, besides Nevezis’ league-worst 6 games losing streak, Rapla and TLU Kalev have now lost five in a row.

RUNS. Jekabpils was responsible for the greatest run this week, going 12-0 to turn the game around and leading to the 76-69 victory.

SIRSNINS COUNTER. The Sirsnins counter is back after a short break! Rinalds Sirsnins has yet to attempt less than seven three-pointers this season, as he averages 10 attempts on 40% shooting throughout the year. His most recent performance was subpar however, as he only made two of his nine attempts.

Ronaldas Rutkauskas was the runner-up for the MVP award last month and he sure did his best to move up a spot this week. The Lithuanian scored 20 points and tore down 16 rebounds in Parnu’s victory against Barons/LDz, racking up a total of 31 ranking points.

Right behind him was Roderick Camphor of Nevezis, who, despite his team’s woes, had an outstanding game individually. The guard scored 33 points and gobbled up 7 rebounds en route to 30 ranking points.

Third on the list is another Lithuanian playing abroad – Robertas Grabauskas scored 24 points and tore down 8 rebounds, as he collected 27 ranking points. This performance snapped a streak of three double-doubles in a row.

Kristaps Dargais ended up fourth on the top five. The young Latvian was responsible for 22 of Valmiera’s points and 8 rebounds.

Ivan Nelyubov closes out the list with his 21-point, 5-rebound and 6-assist performance against Maks ja Moorits. The Lietkabelis center amassed 25 ranking points.