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Žalgiris Euroleague campaign comes ends

Žalgiris Euroleague campaign comes ends

MOSCOW — Žalgiris has ended their Euroleague season with a 71-84 loss to CSKA Moscow. Victory would have set up an improbable chance of advancing to the next round, but CSKA for the most part were untroubled by their guests, advancing to the next round as top of their group. Žalgiris’ best was saved for […]

BBL playoffs begin to take shape

BBL playoffs begin to take shape

JELGAVA, Latvia — The real contenders have begun to emerge as the BBL reaches the business end of the season and moves towards the playoffs. The jumbled Baltic Basketball League table has settled out with all teams having now played between — This is a paid article. To subscribe or extend your subscription, click here.

Žalgiris fans finally rewarded

Žalgiris fans finally rewarded

KAUNAS, Lithuania — Žalgiris fans were rewarded for their perseverance with their team finally notching up their first win in the second round of Euroleague action. The pickings have been slim for Žalgiris of late with their Euroleague campaign stuttering from defeat to defeat and their wins in the Baltic Basketball League not coming as […]

BBL round-up Feb. 9-14

BBL round-up Feb. 9-14

JELGAVA, Latvia — The past week has been the busiest yet on the Baltic Basketball League calender with nine games taking place. Valmiera started of the action on Tuesday, hosting fellow — This is a paid article. To subscribe or extend your subscription, click here.

Žalgiris struggle in final 16

Žalgiris struggle in final 16

MÁLAGA, Spain — Žalgiris are implanted at the bottom of Euroleague Group H after an 86-68 loss to Unicaja on Wednesday evening. The latest loss sees Žalgiris go to 0-3 in the second round of Europe’s elite basketball competition. Having been made to pay for playing just three quarters against CSKA Moscow last week, they […]

Žalgiris and Valmiera record further wins

Žalgiris and Valmiera record further wins

JELGAVA, Latvia — Žalgiris and Valmiera are the latest teams to record wins, following BBL action over the weekend. Taking on Estonians Kalev/Cramo at home, Valmiera needed the win to remain above their opponents on the points table, and also in touch with the leaders. A win for Kalev/Cramo would see them move into the […]

Homecourt advantage doesn’t help Žalgiris

Homecourt advantage doesn’t help Žalgiris

KAUNAS, Lithuania — Žalgiris have found the going tough early in Euroleague round 2, falling to CSKA Moscow 68-83. After only just making it through to the second round their second game has been a shot of reality for Žalgiris who have been made to pay for a lapse in concentration in the second half. […]

Shocker weekend for BBL

Shocker weekend for BBL

JELGAVA, Latvia — Surprises, surprises. The latest weekend of the Baltic Basketball League produced some results few would have predicted. Four games took place over the weekend with the biggest upset coming on Saturday when the league’s no. 2 team Žalgiris fell to Ventspils. The same evening created another upset of sorts with Rock completely […]

Šiauliai, VEF Riga, Kalev/Cramo win

Šiauliai, VEF Riga, Kalev/Cramo win

JELGAVA, Latvia — Šiauliai, VEF Riga and Kalev/Cramo all scored victories in the latest Baltic Basketball League action. After barely scraping past VEF Riga on Saturday, Ventspils could not repeat the feat against Šiauliai on Tuesday evening going down 68-93. Playing at home Šiauliai were all over their opponents, with the first three periods completely […]

VEF Riga lose nailbiter to Ventspils

VEF Riga lose nailbiter to Ventspils

RIGA — VEF Riga pushed Ventspils hard before falling 91-94 in the latest Baltic Basketball League action. The only game of the weekend was an all-Latvian affair as VEF Riga were trying to replicate some of the form they have been showing in the Latvian domestic competition of late. Playing at home VEF Riga unfortunately […]

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