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    So, the new BBL is season is starting again and it's worse than earlier years, as Zalgiris and Rytas only participate in play-offs.

    Surprisingly in the top Division there's 12 clubs (not including aforementioned ones), which means the level is way weaker, Siauliai and VEF are clear favorites at the beginning of the season. Barons Riga does not participate and bunch of weak clubs - Kalev/TTÜ, Liepajas Lauvas, Valmiera, Perlas, Dolphins are included, the player's names are almost the same as last few years, only without "stars".
    Referees are probably local again, so there's gonna be lot of local preferencing.
    Anyway good luck to everyone.

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    The BBL should look to land more teams from Finland and Sweden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    The BBL should look to land more teams from Finland and Sweden.

    Indeed they could, atleast for Challenge Cup, cause now it's almost another LKL with 7 lith teams, Latgale (LAT), Tarvas (EST) and newly initiated kazakh team "Barsy"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richey666 View Post
    So, the new BBL is season is starting again and it's worse than earlier years, as Zalgiris and Rytas only participate in play-offs.

    Surprisingly in the top Division there's 12 clubs (not including aforementioned ones), which means the level is way weaker, Siauliai and VEF are clear favorites at the beginning of the season. Barons Riga does not participate and bunch of weak clubs - Kalev/TTÜ, Liepajas Lauvas, Valmiera, Perlas, Dolphins are included, the player's names are almost the same as last few years, only without "stars".
    Referees are probably local again, so there's gonna be lot of local preferencing.
    Anyway good luck to everyone.

    Perlas isn't weak club at all. You will see that. And Baltic countries don't have many good clubs, so here play the best all Baltic has.

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    BBL Cup starts today (GMT+3 time zone):

    Semifinal I
    09-24 18:15 Lietuvos Rytas - Ventspils
    Semifinal II
    09-24 20:45 TU/Rock - Kalev/Cramo

    The 3rd place game
    09-25 18:15
    The Final game
    09-25 20:45

    Livestream: http://sport24.lt/krepsinis
    Last edited by IGLR; 09-24-2010 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quite interesting and informative blog regarding new BBL season with teams' preview


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    Quote Originally Posted by IGLR View Post
    BBL Cup starts today:

    Semifinal I
    09-24 18:15 Lietuvos Rytas - Ventspils
    Semifinal II
    09-24 20:45 TU/Rock - Kalev/Cramo

    The 3rd place game
    09-25 18:15
    The Final game
    09-25 20:45

    Livestream: http://sport24.lt/krepsinis
    Amusingly, BC Zalgiris doesn,t play in semifinal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Quite interesting and informative blog regarding new BBL season with teams' preview
    Also same here and here. United project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaslover View Post
    Amusingly, BC Zalgiris doesn,t play in semifinal...
    They rejected the offer to compete in this tournament.

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    BBL Cup final:
    09-25 20:45 TU/Rock - Lietuvos Rytas (GMT+3 time zone)

    Livestream: http://sport24.lt/krepsinis

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    Quote Originally Posted by IGLR View Post
    They rejected the offer to compete in this tournament.
    And it shows on the level of the competition

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    Wow, what a pathetic effort by Rytas. There was no team-play and many players looked like they don't care. I hope it will change, but now it seems like Anzulovic isn't the right coach for this team.

    Lietuvos Rytas - Rock 57:61

    Congratulations to Estonians!

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    Nice game by Rytas. Nalga is much much much better than Bains. Wonderful frontcourt. Top 8 of Euroleague is too low for the team, final 4 would be the right ambition.

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    man im so dissapointed, players shape is so poor and didnt saw any effort from Zula... dunno what that guy is thinking but if the team will play such a terrible bbal he'll go out by mid november
    Last edited by taichou; 09-25-2010 at 09:25 PM.

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    I am glad that Rock won, but as their head coach said, it's still basically only a training game. Rytas looked really bored or washed out and as much as I want to believe, that it was fantastic Rock effort, it really wasnt much about that.
    Few years ago Rock beat Rytas more convincingly in BBL October game, but there were still Zalgiris and Rytas in the finals.
    Anyways great emotional moment and seems Estonian wins over Lithuanian superclubs are not so rare any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richey666 View Post
    I am glad that Rock won, but as their head coach said, it's still basically only a training game. Rytas looked really bored or washed out and as much as I want to believe, that it was fantastic Rock effort, it really wasnt much about that.
    Few years ago Rock beat Rytas more convincingly in BBL October game, but there were still Zalgiris and Rytas in the finals.
    Anyways great emotional moment and seems Estonian wins over Lithuanian superclubs are not so rare any more.
    When season starts, everything should change. Right now, as you mentioned, Rytas looked really bored. When you saw them playing, you could thought that they weren't sleeping at all and maybe drinking all the night Well, things will change without any doubt. Congratulations for Rock, they really have done their best to win that and as we can see, they're really happy about that.

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    Check out my take on Rytas losing to Tartu Rock in the BBL Cup final. http://lithuanianperspective.wordpre...ill-looks-bad/

    I think that it ain't a tragedy or something, but still looks bad on paper. It is still a pre-season tournament, but the way Rytas played yesterady was unwatchable...
    You can follow me on twitter @LithuaniaBasket

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    Siauliai were trashed by 26 points vs Rudupys.I saw it myself (on TV) that Rudupys might be good at home (vs Zalgiris)- well,combine that with new look Siauliai and it was a stroll in the park.Ouch.If Vainauskas was a GM in Siauliai,he would be borrowing guillotine right now to chop Sireika's head off,for real this time.Scratch that -it looks too complicated though.Perhaps he just would rip it off by his bare hands.
    http://www.bbl.net/
    15/10/10
    Tartu Rock 77 - \siauliai 65
    What a bloody awful performance by Siauliai.
    Janavicius was dreadful - from being a future star he has become a liability for the team.He can't defend one on one,can not score and still makes about 10 TO per game.
    Excellent Estonia's team website though - http://www.tysk.ee/rock/uttv
    with video gallery
    Last edited by auris1; 10-15-2010 at 08:14 PM.

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    BBL Standings

    VEF Riga 4-1
    TÜ/Rock 3-2
    Rudupis 3-1
    Ventspils 3-1
    Šiauliai 2-3
    Kalev/Cramo 2-2
    Liepajas Lauvas 2-2
    TTÜ/Kalev 1-4
    Nevežis 2-1
    Dolphins 2-1
    Perlas 1-3
    Valmiera 0-4

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