Triobet BBL Weekly Review: Volume 20

Only two games were played this week, as the number of teams keeps winding down. It would seem that there isn’t too much to review, but the first legs of both Semi-Finals were even more exciting than we could have hoped for. Let’s recap it all in the Triobet BBL Weekly Review.

 

MVP. Andriy Agafonov has been named the Triobet BBL Player of the Week for the second time this season, as he led his team in both scoring and rebounding. The big man recorded 24 points and 7 rebounds, as his Pieno Zvaigzdes took on University of Tartu.

TIE. The return leg in Pasvalys is looking to become a thriller if the first match is something we can judge it on. After a back-and-forth affair, Pieno Zvaigzdes finished on level terms against University of Tartu, 88-88 and we’re hoping for a game as exciting in Lithuania.

QUOTE. Tartu Head Coach Gert Kullamae: "I think it'll be good going on from this result. Whoever wins the next game is moving forward, no playing mind games, no nothing. Very straight-forward. I do still think we can definitely play better defensively in some moments. To come out with a win next time, we have to improve for sure."

NO DEFENSE. The other Semi-Final was even more high-scoring, as both teams found ways to the basket all game long. One thing for sure, Vytautas’ Head Coach Virginijus Seskus couldn’t have been happy with his interior defense – Kalev/Cramo scored 71 percent of their two-point shots, making 27 of 38 shots. Despite that, the Estonians ended up winning by a slim margin, 94-88.

RHYTHM. Tomas Delininkaitis got in a groove early on, making four three-pointers in just the first twelve minutes of the game, and was a focal point of Alar Varrak’s defensive adjustments. He pointed out that the key to the game was Erik Keedus’ defense against the sharp-shooting veteran.