WINLESS. Four teams have struggled to find a winning recipe in the opening month of the season and are at the very bottom of their respective groups. TLU Kalev, Port of Parnu and Barons/LDZ have all lost twice and share the bottom spots in Group A, while TTU is in an even worse position, having lost all four games in Group B.
STARTING 5. No bench? No problem. Tarvas’ starting unit wasn’t provided with much firepower from the bench in their game against Barsy Atyrau, as the whole line of substitutes squeezed out merely five points. Despite that, the Estonians took care of business and tabbed a five-point victory.
CLOSE CALL. The week was full of nail-biting fourth quarters, as all-but-one game finished with a single-digit margin. The one most worthy of a mention took place in Panevezys, where Port of Parnu missed the opportunity to tie the game up or even win it against Lietkabelis with their final possession.
TURNAROUND. It was a rough tip-off for Barsy in their second game of the week, as they were down by as many as 13 points against TTU. However, that’s when the Kazakhs open-fired from long range, converting on 12-of-16 shots from beyond the arc en route to their first victory.
DROPPING DIMES. Rait-Riivo Laane has been one of the few bright spots in TTU’s play this season, as the 22-year-old guard leads the league in assists with an average of eight. He recorded his first double-double last week, as he swished and dished for 12 points and 11 rebounds in the team’s loss.
WEEKLY MVP. Andrew Warren put up another outstanding performance for Port of Parnu, recording 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, yet once again, his efforts were not enough and Parnu suffered a heartbreaking loss in Panevezys. The shooting guard currently leads the league in three vital categories: scoring, efficiency and steals per game.