MVP. It is no surprise that Edgars Jeromanovs became the Player of the Week with the performance he put up. The guard buried 10 three-pointers (on 12 attempts) for a total of 39 points, while also adding 9 rebounds and 8 assists. He set two new all-time records: most three-pointers made in a game, and highest overall efficiency (51).
FORTRESS. AVIS Rapla also made headlines this week as they finished with a victory against Barsy in their final home game of the year. That put them at a 10-0 record at home throughout all competitions, a result last reached nearly 15 years ago.
BUZZERBEATER. As Edgars Jeromanovs knocked down a step-back three-pointer to push Jurmala/Fenikss up by three with seconds remaining in the game, most thought it was game over. However, before Jurmala could start celebrating, Lateef Mcmullan responded with a half-court buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime.
SHOOTING. It’s hard to win a basketball game when you’re not making three-pointers, and Tarvas/Palmse Metall just proved that. In the match-up against Valmiera/ORDO, the Estonians made just 4-of-25 from beyond the arc to set their season-low shooting at 16%. To make things worse, Valmiera made nearly everything from in close, as they knocked down 29-of-37 (78%) from two-point range.
WHEN IT MATTERS MOST. Nevezis held a 14-point advantage after just the first quarter in their game against Barons kvartals, but in the end, that didn’t really matter. The Latvians got back into the game in the next two periods and were thoroughly dominant in the final fourth, winning 22-12 to take a comfortable 77-68 victory.
CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR. Barsy have now lost four games in a row, but at least they‘re being competitive. Their last game against Port of Parnu went down the wire, but it was ultimately another defeat for the Kazakhs, 73-78.