Triobet BBL Weekly Review: Volume 21

We're closing in on the final two weeks of basketball, as the Semi-Finals have already been taken care of. Let's take a look at what's happened throughout the past week with the 21st volume of the Triobet BBL Weekly Review.

 

FINALS. It‘s going to be all Lithuania in the Triobet BBL Finals, as both Vytautas and Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to hold off their Estonian opponents. The two Lithuanian clubs have faced off three times in the domestic league this season, Vytautas leading the season series 2-1. They also matched up in the Lithuanian Cup Quarterfinals, where Vytautas achieved a comfortable win.

MVP. Regimantas Miniotas put up a tremendous performance in one of the biggest games of the season for Vytautas. He scored 21 points and ripped down 9 rebounds, thus earning his first Triobet BBL Player of the Week award.

OVERTIME. The series between Pieno Zvaigzdes and University of Tartu was an instant classic, as not even eighty minutes of basketball could separate the two clubs. After finishing the first game all tied up, the second leg was decided after a thrilling 45 minutes of basketball, where the Lithuanians came out on top.

COMEBACK. It was a great comeback story for Vytautas in the other Semi-Final. Having gone down by six points in Tallinn, the Lithuanians had to step up at home. However, the start of the game wasn‘t what they expected it to be and they were already trailing by a combined score of 20 points in the second quarter. Vytautas managed to swing things their way in the second half and went on to join Pasvalys in the Finals.

BRONZE. In the battle for bronze, it‘s going to be two Estonian clubs matching up. Kalev/Cramo and University of Tartu have matched up three times in the Estonian league this year. As of now, the season series stands at 2-1 in favor of the Tallinn side. Kalev/Cramo have also taken the Estonian Cup, beating Tartu 71-66 in the Final. Time for payback?