LEADERS. The match-up between Pieno zvaigzdes and Kalev/Cramo – the two top sides of Group A – was a nip-and-tuck affair right from the start. However, the Lithuanians managed to finish the game with a nice run and took a 84-77 victory to move up to the top in the standings.
STREAKS. After starting the season with 6 consecutive victories, Kalev/Cramo has begun to shatter. The Estonian side has now lost three games in a row.
GAME-WINNER. The man who is definitely not known for his long-range shooting capabilities just saved Jekabpils from an unexpected loss to TTU. The center, who had made just one three-pointer prior to this game, nailed another one from downtown giving Jekabpils a one-point lead with 16 seconds on the clock.
RUNS. Valmiera didn’t have the toughest time handling Valga Maks ja Moorits and their 10-0 run in the midst of the third quarter was a vital part of it.
Both Andrew Arnold of TTU and Valga Maks ja Moorits’ Jurijs Aleksejevs were on the losing end this week, but that didn’t stop them from having truly solid performances. Both of the big men tallied 26 ranking points, while scoring respectively 25 and 26 points and tearing down 7 and 11 rebounds.
Laimonas Kisielius also makes it into the top five with a great performance against Kalev/Cramo. The forward had 24 points and 6 rebounds helping Pasvalys carry out another victory.
Two more Lithuanians make the list with very similar performances. Both Mindaugas Kupsas and Edgaras Zelionis scored 18 points and corralled 9 rebounds, which added up to 24 ranking points. However, the main difference was that Zelionis’ team managed to get away with a victory.