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Basket_
04-22-2008, 04:17 PM
On April 25-26th days, BBL Final 4 will take place in "Šiaulių Arena".
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/2453/siauliuarenaxl0.jpg


Semifinals (04.25):
"Lietuvos rytas" Vilnius - "Barons" Riga
"Žalgiris" Kaunas - ASK Riga

The Big Final and game for the third place will be on Saturday.

Žalgiris: there is one way to go (http://www.bbl.net/index.php/ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj1hcnRpY2xlcy52aWV3JmlkPTk3NDY=)
http://www.bbl.net/images/gallery/zalgiris_logo_1.jpg


Lietuvos Rytas: can they do it again? (http://www.bbl.net/index.php/ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj1hcnRpY2xlcy52aWV3JmlkPTk3NDU=)
http://www.bbl.net/images/gallery/lrytas_logo_3.jpg


ASK Riga: a journey (http://www.bbl.net/index.php/ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj1hcnRpY2xlcy52aWV3JmlkPTk3NDM=)
http://www.bbl.net/images/gallery/logo_jauns_ask_11111.jpg


Barons/LMT: favorites for upset? (http://www.bbl.net/index.php/ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj1hcnRpY2xlcy52aWV3JmlkPTk3NDc=)
http://www.bbl.net/images/gallery/barons_2007_2008_1.jpg

Test
04-23-2008, 10:27 AM
Barons with Gustas very serious opponent. Beware of FIBA MVP Giedrius Gustas and super coach Bagatskis

Basket_
04-23-2008, 10:59 AM
Barons with Gustas very serious opponent. Beware of FIBA MVP Giedrius Gustas and super coach Bagatskis
Actually Bagatskis is Valmiera coach...

rusher
04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
super coach Bagatskis
:D:D:D:D
Good player....far from good coach. Valmiera lost to VEF Riga in the first 1/4 final game of LBL with 69:96, I don't know what will "super coach" do next year but I don't think he'll be in Valmiera...
Still Barons is far inferior to Rytas but you know, when there's a game, there's a chance. And Barons has never won Rytas, so why not now :D

And I think Siauliai will see many Latvian fans today, the city is only 150 km from Riga, it's friday evening, tickets are cheap, two games two clubs from Riga + 2 Euroleague clubs. The weather is fine, there is no border now (ok, it wasn't difficult to cross it earlier but still) some will travel from Riga and drive home after the games, some will stay in Siauliai...

ricardukas
04-25-2008, 02:22 PM
any links of this games?

Straight forward
04-25-2008, 02:56 PM
Opening is brilliant as always...
These things always cut 50% of my willingness to watch basketball...


PS: why Gustas isn't playing? I don't see any other available PG's in Barons...

Demarr
04-25-2008, 03:50 PM
PS: why Gustas isn't playing? I don't see any other available PG's in Barons...

Muiznieks: ''Gustas have not really taken part in our practices in the last two two days. We’ll see how he’s feeling today and tommorrow and then we’ll make a decision. Armands Skele is OK, he’s been training without any problems. There was a muscle injury for Raimonds Vaikulis, but he will be ready to play too.''

rusher
04-25-2008, 05:19 PM
PS: why Gustas isn't playing? I don't see any other available PG's in Barons...
PG's are Vaikulis, Jefferson (can also play as SG and Skele sometimes does the passing too)...but yeah, we missed him a lot today.
He didn't play today because he got injury in the FIBA Euro Cup final game.

Barons lost 73:89, a half of game good but later Rytas showed their strength in the 3rd quarter. Well, Barons didn't play good but even if they would, Rytas is still Euroleague top 16 team and it would be a miracle to overcome them. But we still have to beat ASK for the bronze and next year the team will have even bigger budget and higher goals and will keep on developing :)

Straight forward
04-25-2008, 07:32 PM
No chances for ASK Riga against Zalgiris tonight, 100:82 Zalgiris won.

Basket_
04-26-2008, 11:07 AM
Today in the final Žalgiris will play without Mamadou N'daye, who got injured yesterday. It may be that season for him could be over, but everything will be clear on Monday...

Straight forward
04-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Rytas- Zalgiris- amazing game! The clock is not working, DC hits every shot and Popovic nailed the triple almost from the centre line in last seconds. DC with 17 points after first querter.

sashikas
04-26-2008, 04:46 PM
Rytas- Zalgiris- amazing game! The clock is not working, DC hits every shot and Popovic nailed the triple almost from the centre line in last seconds. DC with 17 points after first querter.
Second quater was a bit better for Rytas - they managed to cut the gap to -8. The shot clock on the board Rytas was attacking to was still not working, so the announcer is still counting the remaining seconds till the end of the shot clock.

sashikas
04-26-2008, 04:49 PM
BTW, you can watch the game here (http://www.lrt.lt/standalone.php?channel=234940&quality=low)

Basket_
04-26-2008, 05:53 PM
DC Collins made 2 pts shot 0.5sec before the end of 4 quater and Žalgiris won 86 - 84!!!!

sashikas
04-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Un-frikin-believable final.

In the second half all the technical problems were repaired, and the situation was fine till the middle of the fourth quater. After third quater Žalgiris was still ahead by 8. Then Rytas managed to cut the lead, and totaly brainless threepointer by Bajramovič have equalized the score with two minuters remaining till the full time. With six seconds till time Nielsen fouled Jurak when fighting for the rebound. Jurak made two free throws and it seemed Žalgiris will win it - Trifunovič asks for a timeout. After it Price made a drive to the basket and was fouled by Collins. Timeout Žalgiris. After the timeout Collins gets the ball, drives to the basket, and scores an unbelievable shot. 0,5 seconds on the clock - Rytas is demoralized to do something. Žalgiris regains the Baltic League Championship after two season break.

Mayo
04-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Awesome game,great ending.Btw I saw Mamadou jumping in after-game celebration,so maybe its not that bad as we think and he will return before the finals,i sure hope so,it will be easier to beat Rytas,even though,as todays game showed,we can beat them even without N'Diaye.

sashikas
04-26-2008, 06:15 PM
Awesome game,great ending.Btw I saw Mamadou jumping in after-game celebration,so maybe its not that bad as we think and he will return before the finals,i sure hope so,it will be easier to beat Rytas,even though,as todays game showed,we can beat them even without N'Diaye.
He was jumping with one leg. Not so encouraging view....

Straight forward
04-26-2008, 06:22 PM
Great game! DC was a monster tonight. Congrats to Zalgiris! We have the second trophy this season :cool:

Basket_
04-26-2008, 07:39 PM
http://www.zalgiris.lt/news_images/3912.JPG

rikhardur
04-27-2008, 04:12 PM
Congrats to Žalgiris, once again my prediction was wrong :p :rolleyes: