Baltic Basketball League BBL

Baltic League championship game: April 29, 2012
Zalgiris Kaunas is 2012 Baltic League champion (Photo zalgiris.lt)Zalgiris Kaunas won the Baltic League for the third straight year and fifth time overall Sunday be beating archrival Lietuvos Rytas 74-70 in the final in Siauliai. Mantas Kalnietis paced the winners with 19 points. Rytas led by as many as 8 in the first quarter, but six different Zalgiris players scored in a 16-1 run that bridged the first and second quarter to make it 34-27. The lead sat at 42-36 at halftime before Rytas rallied and eventually went ahead 51-52 on a Jonas Valanciunas slam with two and a half minutes left in the third quarter. However Marko Popovic and Mindaugas Kuzminskas connected from downtown as Zalgirs jumped ahead 59-54 heading into the fourth quarter. The lead peaked at 72-58 with 4:21 to play. RYtas made one last charge led by Tyrese Rice, but it proved to be too little, too late as time ran out with Zalgiris still ahead by 4. Popovic and Kuzminskas added 11 points each – Popovic also dished 6 assists. Rice led Rytas with 20 points and Samardziski collected 15 points and 8 rebounds in defeat. Earlier, VEF Riga claimed third place by beating BC Siauliai 75-92 behind 24 points from Antanas Kavaliauskas.

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Baltic Basketball League, Final Four, in Siauliai: April 28-29, 2012

Final Four, 3rd place and Final
Record Team Game 1
0 BC Siauliai - 3rd Place 75
1 VEF Riga 92
1 Zalgiris Kaunas - FINAL 74
0 Lietuvos Rytas 70
Baltic Basketball League Champion 2011-12: Zalgiris Kaunas

Final Four, semifinals
Record Team Game 1
1 Zalgiris Kaunas 117
0 BC Siauliai 64
0 VEF Riga 61
1 Lietuvos Rytas 89

Final Four games
Semifinal Zalgiris Kaunas vs. BC Siauliai 117-64 April 28
Semifinal VEF Riga vs. Lietuvos Rytas 61-89 April 28
3rd place BC Siauliai vs. VEF Riga 75-92 April 29
Final Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietuvos Rytas 74-70 April 29

Baltic League, Quarterfinals, Playoffs: March 10 - April 4, 2012

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Zalgiris 85 85 90
1 Rudupis (5) 97 67 73
0 Siauliai (1) 76 - -
1 Triumph (2) 84 - -
2 VEF Riga 64 76 84
1 Kalev/Cramo (4) 56 79 78
2 Lietuvos Rytas 99 73 x
0 Ventspils (3) 79 63 x

Quarterfinals, Playoffs games
Game 1 Rudupis vs. Zalgiris 97-85 March 21
Game 1 Triumphvs. Siauliai 84-76 March 10
Game 1 VEF Riga vs. Kalev/Cramo 64-56 March 22
Game 1 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Ventspils 99-79 March 23
Game 2 Zalgiris vs. Rudupis 85-67 March 23
Game 2 Kalev/Cramo vs. VEF Riga 79-76 March 24
Game 2 Ventspils vs. Lietuvos Rytas 63-73 April 2
Game 3 Zalgiris vs. Nevezis 90-73 March 28
Game 3 VEF Riga vs. Kalev/Cramo 84-78 March 31


Baltic League, Regular Season, Game 20: March 9-10, 2012

LAST GAME GAME 20
March 9-10, 2012
Day Match Result
Mar. 9 Triumph vs. Siauliai 78-72
Mar. 9 Unir. Tartu vs. Rudupis 83-97
Mar. 9 Liepajas L. vs. Kedainiai 77-92
Mar. 10 Pieno vs. Baltai 73-51
Mar. 10 Ventspils vs. Kedainiai 84-72
Mar. 10 Kalev/Cramo vs. Rudupis 88-55
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs
Day Match
- Zalgiris vs. Rudupis (5)
- VEF Riga vs. Kalev/Cramo (4)
- Lietuvos Rytas vs. Ventspils (3)
- Siauliai (1) vs. Triumph (2)
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Siauliai 20 16 4 1762 1646
2 Triumph 20 16 4 1667 1457
3 Ventspils 20 12 8 1575 1482
4 Kalev/Cramo 20 12 8 1502 1451
5 Rudupis 20 12 8 1673 1650
6 Pieno zvaigzdes 20 10 10 1446 1385
7 Kedainiai/Triobet 20 10 10 1533 1563
8 Juventus 20 9 11 1490 1562
9 University of Tartu 20 6 14 1584 1688
10 Baltai, KK 20 4 16 1462 1592
11 Liepajas Lauvas 20 3 17 1435 1653


Baltic League, regular season, Game 5: November 2-5, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 by Euroleague.net Print
Ventspils recorded back-to-back wins this week by edging University of Tartu 85-80 at home and thrashing Kalev/Cramo 85-52. Ventspils now has a 4-1 record. The game with Tartu was very balanced and in a thrilling finish it was the duo of Janis Strelnieks and Martins Meiers that made the difference for the winners. Strelnieks finished with 18 points and 5 assists, while Meiers had 20. Valo Alingu led Tartu with 18 points. Martins Laksa was the main contributor with 21 points in the easy win for Ventspils over Kalev/Cramo, in which the hosts led 46-25 at halftime. Strelnieks added had 12 with 4 assists. Kalev/Cramo beat Liepajas Lauvas 69-84 on Friday, behind 21 points from Gregor Arbet and 19 drilled by Pavel Ulyanko. In a mid-week game, Liepajas outlasted Tartu 104-93 as Joshua Mayo scored 28 points added 7 assists and Martynas Andriukaitis had 20.

LAST GAME GAME 5
November 2-5, 2011
Day Match Result
Nov. 2 Liepajas L. vs. Univ. Tartu 104-93
Nov. 3 Ventspils vs. Univ. Tartu 85-80
Nov. 4 Liepajas L. vs. Kalev/Cramo 69-84
Nov. 5 Ventspils vs. Kalev/Cramo 85-52
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NEXT GAME GAME 6
November 9-12, 2011
Day Match
Nov. 8 Kalev/Cramo vs. Kedainiai
Nov. 9 Rudupis vs. Juventus
Nov. 9 Univ. Tartu vs. Kedainiai
Nov. 9 Liepajas L. vs. Pieno
Nov. 11 Rudupis vs. Baltai
Nov. 12 Siauliai vs. Ventspils
Nov. 12 Baltai vs. Juventus


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Ventspils 5 4 1 416 343
2 Kalev/Cramo 6 3 3 447 459
3 Siauliai 4 4 0 333 300
4 University of Tartu 6 2 4 500 536
5 Rudupis 4 3 1 340 306
6 Liepajas Lauvas 6 1 5 421 517
7 Juventus 4 2 2 335 309
8 Triumph 3 2 1 250 234
9 Baltai, KK 4 1 3 290 322
10 Kedainiai/Triobet 3 1 2 233 230
11 Pieno zvaigzdes 3 1 2 209 218