Fifth win!23-03-2017


After climbing back from an 11 point deficit, Kalev/Cramo managed to get their fifth win in VTB defeating Tsmoki-Minsk 79:70 (40:39), the victory raised Kalev to 11th spot in the league table. Four rounds before the regular season end Kalev now has won 5 games and has a chance to get to 9th place. To be in run for the play-offs they should defeat CSKA… Coach Varrak said that their play-off chances are 0,1%.

After being down 45:56 in the third quarter Kalev/Cramo won the fourth 23:10 and got a much needed win. Vitlay Liutych was on fire scoring 25 points and admitting after the game that he was extra motivated to play against his old club. Mark Tollefsen added 11 points and 8 rebounds, Gladness 8 points and 10 rebounds. Kalev struggled from the arc making only 8 of 38 but more importantly, the hosts managed to put the brakes on Justin Gray after the first half (he had 17 points in the first and only 4 in the second).

Rebounding battle went to the visitors 44:41 (offensive rebounds 12:14),  Kalev made less turnovers 11:15 which led to points off turnovers – 28:12(!). Kalev decided the game in the second half of the last quarter when they pushed the tempo and went on a 12:0 run.  Kalev/Cramo will go on to face Prienai Vytautas for a place in the BBL final on Wednesday.


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