MVP. Davis Rozitis marked his team’s first victory with an outstanding performance against Jurmala/Fenikss. The Liepaja/Triobet forward contributed in all aspects of the game, as he scored 20 points, tore down 7 rebounds and did a good job keeping his teammates involved, dishing out 6 assists. Rozitis finished the game with a week-best 27 rating points.
FIRST WIN. While there were a couple teams notching their first victories of the season, there was none more important than Ogre/Kumho Tyre’s. The Latvian side came out firing with all cylinders and totally dominated the game against Tarvas, coasting to a 101-79 win.
100. As you might have suspected, Ogre was also the first team to reach triple-digit scoring this season. Seven players reached double-digit scoring, as Kristaps Plavnieks and Gints Antrops led the way with 16 points each.
CRASH. Jekabpils seemed to be doing pretty well to start the game and were up by double-digits at halftime, yet the situation spiraled out of control after the break, as Pieno Zvaigzdes made it a 15-point turnaround in the two final quarters.
ON POINT. Liepaja/Triobet barely got through their Latvian foes from Jurmala and it was mostly due to their lights-out shooting from downtown. They hit three-pointers at an impressive 55 percent clip, nailing 11 out of 20 to win the game by five.
EUROPE. Not much luck for most of the eight Triobet BBL teams competing in other European competitions, as only two of them – Juventus and Lietkabelis – scored a victory this past week. All eight teams will join the rest of the league come playoffs.
Six games are scheduled for the week, as Delfi TV and Sportacentrs.com have the broadcasts taken care of. As usual, the first game will be played on Tuesday, followed by a couple more days of basketball.