BBL Weekly Review: Volume 9

The Baltic Basketball League (BBL) presents its weekly review that will provide fans with the opportunity to quickly overlook all the main events and spectacular performances that took place in the league.

 

BLIND ALLEY. Maks&Moorits continues racking up losses, as they faced three losses this week. They now stand at a 0-11 record and will play their closing game against Juventus.

HOME COURT. Pyrinto brushed past Tarvas 112-74 in their last home game of the season and will finish the regular season with a 6-0 home record.

SCORING FEAST.  After their latest victory against Tarvas, all four of this season’s highest-scoring outbursts belong to Pyrinto. The Finns are the only team to pass the 105 point mark – an achievement they managed to reach on four occasions.

STILL GOT IT. Valmo Kriisa is proving that age is not a limit. The 39-year-old scored 19 points, collected 6 rebounds and dished out 5 assists in Tartu Rock’s victory.

BACK IN THE RACE. After winning two straight games, Tyco Rapla is back in playoff contention. They now stand at 3-7 with two games left to play.

UNCERTAINTY. Nine of ten eighth finals spots have already been divided inGroups B and C, while the situation in Group A is much more complex.  Every single team in the group still has the chance to make the playoffs.

OUT. No matter how the last couple of games pan out, Parnu, Maks&Moorits and Caspiy have lost all hope of making the playoffs.

After a dominant performance against Jekabpils, Joakim Kjellbom of the Norrkoping Dolphins becomes this week’s MVP. The center scored 22 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 5 assists – a total of 35 ranking points.

Barons’ Jekabs Rozitis and Pyrinto’s Benjamin Raymond are tied for second this week, as both big men had impressive performances. Rozitis scored 23 points and tore down 7 rebounds, while Raymond had 21 and 14. They finished with 30 ranking points each.

Fourth in this week’s Top Five is Pieno Zvaigzdes’ Ingus Bankevics, who scored 23 points and added 5 rebounds in Pasvalys’ victory against Maks&Moorits.

Rait Keerles closes the list with two double-doubles. The forward averaged 21.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in two games for Tarvas.