Triobet BBL Weekly Review: Volume 7

The first week of December basketball is already in the books and the oft-headlined streaks have not yet been broken. There were some outstanding displays throughout the Baltics nevertheless, so let’s take a look at the top performances with the seventh volume of the Triobet BBL Weekly Review!

 

MVP. The season was already underway when Paulius Petrilevicius joined Parnu, but that did not stop him from having an immediate impact on the club. The forward averaged 20.7 points, 8 rebounds and 2.7 assists throughout the month and was named the most valuable player for the month of November. Petrilevicius was just as impressive this week, as he recorded a double-double against Valmiera/ORDO.

BLOW-OUTS. It was a week full of lopsided performances, as six of seven games ended with a double-digit margin. The victors of each game were decided by an average split of 19 points.

SHAKE-UP. Lietkabelis decided to shake things up in the locker room, as Kazys Maksvytis took the coaching reigns, while former head coach Gintaras Kadziulis stepped down to an assistant role. Maksvytis has already secured his first win with the club, bashing TLU Kalev 101-72.

SEVEN. While it may not be 21-0, Vytautas do have something to be proud of too – with a 77-68 victory against TTU, they made it to seven games undefeated and retained the best record in the league.

NOT YET. Every team in the league has managed to win at least once this season. Every team except TTU, that is. The Estonians suffered two big losses this week to fall all the way to a 0-8 record.

TUNROVER! Kiur Akenparg has had a rollercoaster of a season – after averaging 23 points throughout the first five games, including two 32-point outings, the Estonian dropped down to just 7.3 points in the last three games. To make things worse, he had a terrible night handling the ball against Vytautas, as he turned the ball over 8 times, a new low in the league this season.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK. Laimonas Kisielius has been splendid for Vytautas throughout the season, yet he still manages to surprise. The Vilnius-born forward shot lights-out against TLU Kalev, knocking down six-of-eight from beyond the three-point line, five-of-six inside the arc and totaled 28 points. He also added 5 rebounds to the stat-sheet and amassed a staggering 32 ranking points.