MVP. It’s a Pieno Zvaigzdes’ player going for the Weekly MVP award for the second week in a row, as Ignas Fiodorovas claims the award this time. The 20-year-old is normally just a role player for the Pasvalys side, but he put up impressive numbers in the team’s record win against Borisfen, tallying 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals.
STOCKTON? We might have a version of a certain John Stockton playing in the Triobet BBL, as Toni Prostran was dishing out assists to whoever wanted them and set a new Triobet BBL record with 17 assists to his name. To take matters into perspective, more than half of the teams didn’t reach 17 assists as a whole this week.
RECORDS GALORE. What a night Tuesday was for Pieno Zvaigzdes, as they got nearly everything to fall against Borisfen. They set a new record for scoring in regulation with 111 points, a new record for most assists at 40, a new record for overall efficiency at 172, and got the biggest winning margin as well, defeating the Belorussians by 60 points. All this was made possible by the video game-like shooting, as the Lithuanians made 34-of-41 (83%) of their 2-point shots. Yes, that is a new record as well.
UNINSPIRING. Borisfen, on the other hand, have been making all the wrong moves in all the wrong places, as they currently sit at the bottom of the league with no wins and nine losses by an average margin of 35.6 points. Their latest achievement would be breaking their own record for least points scored in a game, as they managed to put up just 45 against Ogre/Kumho Tyre, a point shy from their previous mark.
OPENING. Barsy Atyrau have finally played their first (and second) game of the season, but it really didn’t go down as well as they might have hoped it would. They crashed and burned in the second half of the game against Nevezis, losing by 34 in their season opener, and lost by 14 against Liepaja/Triobet a couple days later.
STANDINGS. More than halfway into the regular season, there’s still nothing guaranteed for any of the teams, but the current trends are apparent. In Group A, the trio of AVIS Rapla, Nevezis and Barons kvartals are looking good with 5-2 records and Liepaja/Triobet breathing down their backs. Group B is more spread out – Pieno Zvaigzdes reign with a 7-1 record, followed by Jekabpils (6-2) and Valmiera/ORDO (5-2). Ogre/Kumho Tyre are right behind them with a 5-3 record, looking to make a run towards the top.