2012–13 Baltic Basketball League

The 2012–13 Baltic Basketball League was the 9th season of the Baltic Basketball League.

2012–13 Baltic Basketball League
Season2012–13
Teams23
Games played174
DatesOctober 1, 2012 – April 6, 2013
TVViasat Sport Baltic
Final positions
ChampionsLatvia Ventspils (1st title)
Runners-upLithuania Prienai
Third placeEstonia Kalev/Cramo
Fourth placeLatvia Barons kvartāls
Awards
MVPLithuania Gediminas Orelik
Finals MVPLatvia Jānis Timma
Statistical leaders
Points Latvia Māris Gulbis 18.73
Rebounds United States Tyler Cain 11.25
Assists Lithuania Augustas Pečiukevičius 5.71
All statistics correct as of September 17, 2014.

The Challenge Cup tournament was discontinued and the new format featured 23 teams – 9 from Lithuania, 8 from Estonia, 5 from Latvia and 1 from Kazakhstan. For the Regular season the teams were divided into three groups of six and one group of five.[1] Top four teams of each group advanced to Last 16 where they were divided into four groups. Two best teams of each group advanced to the play-offs. All play-off games were played in home-and-away series.[2]

Ventspils became the first ever Latvian team to win the tournament by beating Lithuanian side Prienai 161–142 on aggregate score in the finals.[3] Kalev/Cramo from Estonia won their first Baltic League medal by downing Latvian side Barons kvartāls 144–137 in the bronze medal playoffs.

TeamsEdit

Key to colors
Champion Runner-up Third place Fourth place Quarterfinalist Last 16 Regular season
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2011–12 national championships)
  Lithuania (LKL) 9 Prienai (3) Šiauliai (4) Pieno žvaigždės (5) Nevėžis (7) LSU/Baltai (8) Juventus (9) Sakalai (10) Lietkabelis (11) Palanga/Triobet (12)
  Estonia (KML) 8 Kalev/Cramo (1) Tartu Ülikool/Rock (2) Rakvere Tarvas (3) TYCO Rapla (4) TTÜ KK (5) Tallinna Kalev (6) KK Pärnu (7) Valga/Maks & Moorits (8)
  Latvia (LBL) 5 Ventspils (2) Liepāja/Triobet (3) Valmiera (5) Jelgava (6) Barons kvartāls (LBL2 1)
  Kazakhstan (D1) 1 Barsy Atyrau (2)

Regular seasonEdit

Location of teams of the Regular season in 2012–13 Baltic Basketball League.

The Regular season ran from October 1, 2012 to December 18, 2012.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular season, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular season.
  4. Points scored during the Regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular season match.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advance to Last 16
     Eliminated

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Ventspils 10 10 0 811 595 +216 20
2.   Šiauliai 10 8 2 881 660 +221 18
3.   Palanga/Triobet 10 5 5 673 790 –117 15
4.   Barsy Atyrau 10 4 6 763 795 –32 14
5.   TTÜ KK 10 2 8 665 773 –108 12
6.   TYCO Rapla 10 1 9 692 872 –180 11

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 10 9 1 919 696 +223 19
2.   Lietkabelis 10 8 2 811 727 +84 18
3.   Juventus 10 5 5 845 830 +15 15
4.   Jelgava 10 4 6 791 864 –73 14
5.   Liepāja/Triobet 10 2 8 695 790 –95 12 1–1 (+27)
6.   Valga/Maks & Moorits 10 2 8 666 820 –154 12 1–1 (–27)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Prienai 10 10 0 915 672 +243 20
2.   Rakvere Tarvas 10 5 5 792 819 –27 15 3–1
3.   Barons kvartāls 10 5 5 759 814 –55 15 2–2
4.   Sakalai 10 5 5 779 764 +15 15 1–3
5.   Nevėžis 10 4 6 768 732 +36 14
6.   Tallinna Kalev 10 1 9 664 876 –212 11

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Pieno žvaigždės 8 8 0 693 551 +142 16
2.   Kalev/Cramo 8 6 2 616 556 +60 14
3.   Valmiera 8 3 5 595 636 –41 11
4.   KK Pärnu 8 2 6 573 630 –57 10
5.   LSU/Baltai 8 1 7 542 646 –104 9

Last 16Edit

The Last 16 phase ran from January 8, 2013 to February 26, 2013.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Last 16 phase, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Last 16 phase.
  4. Points scored during the Last 16 phase.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Last 16 phase match.
Key to colors
     Top two teams in each group advance to quarterfinals.
     Eliminated

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Ventspils 6 5 1 480 386 +94 11 1–1 (+20)
2.   Barons kvartāls 6 5 1 443 436 +7 11 1–1 (–20)
3.   KK Pärnu 6 1 5 474 506 –32 7 1–1 (+21)
4.   Lietkabelis 6 1 5 443 512 –69 7 1–1 (–21)

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 6 4 2 485 410 +75 10 1–1 (0) [a]
2.   Šiauliai 6 4 2 500 469 +31 10 1–1 (0) [a]
3.   Valmiera 6 3 3 416 419 –3 9
4.   Sakalai 6 1 5 380 483 –103 7
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record and head-to-head point differential were equal, therefore overall point differential in Last 16 phase was used to determine the group winner

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Prienai 6 5 1 535 443 +92 11 1–1 (+9)
2.   Kalev/Cramo 6 5 1 495 421 +74 11 1–1 (–9)
3.   Jelgava 6 2 4 508 588 –80 8
4.   Palanga/Triobet 6 0 6 477 563 –86 6

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts Tie-break
1.   Pieno žvaigždės 6 4 2 509 451 +58 10 2–2 (+7)
2.   Rakvere Tarvas 6 4 2 533 489 +44 10 2–2 (+4)
3.   Juventus 6 4 2 547 505 +42 10 2–2 (–11)
4.   Barsy Atyrau 6 0 6 432 576 –144 6

Play-offsEdit

In the knockout phase rounds will be played in a home-and-away format, with the overall cumulative score determining the winner of a round. Thus, the score of one single game can be tied.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
March 5, 2013 – March 12, 2013
Semifinals
March 18, 2013 - March 22, 2013
Finals
April 2, 2013 – April 6, 2013
               
E1   Ventspils 78 87 165
F2   Šiauliai 81 80 161
E1   Ventspils 61 78 139
G2   Kalev/Cramo 64 65 129
G2   Kalev/Cramo 71 79 150
H1   Pieno žvaigždės 54 82 136
E1   Ventspils 91 70 161
G1   Prienai 69 73 142
E2   Barons kvartāls 63 89 152
F1   Tartu Ülikool/Rock 49 100 149
E2   Barons kvartāls 73 80 153 Third place
G1   Prienai 76 110 186
G1   Prienai 108 110 218 E2   Barons kvartāls 79 58 137
H2   Rakvere Tarvas 72 89 161 G2   Kalev/Cramo 71 73 144

FinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ventspils   161–142   Prienai 91–69 70–73
Game 1
2 April 2013
Prienai   69–91   Ventspils
Scoring by quarter: 17–23, 20–29, 17–15, 15–24
Pts: Orelik 15
Rebs: Urbutis 4
Asts: Kadžiulis 4
Pts: Campbell 23
Rebs: Campbell 8
Asts: Campbell 5

Game 2
6 April 2013
Ventspils   70–73   Prienai
Pts: Timma 15
Rebs: Sims 5
Asts: Campbell 5
Pts: Vene, Kadžiulis 15
Rebs: Valeika 9
Asts: Three players, 3


Baltic Basketball League 2013 Champions
 
Ventspils
1st title

Individual statisticsEdit

Players qualify to this category by having at least 50% games played. Statistics include only Regular Season games.
Source: Baltic Basketball League player statistics

EfficiencyEdit

Rank Name Team Games Efficiency EFF
1.   Rain Raadik   KK Pärnu 14 307 21.93
2.   Gediminas Orelik   Prienai 16 333 20.81
3.   Tyler Cain   Barons kvartāls 8 165 20.63
4.   Emmanuel Okoye   Tallinna Kalev 10 206 20.60
5.   Jānis Bērziņš   Valmiera 14 280 20.00

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Māris Gulbis   Barons kvartāls 15 281 18.73
2.   Reimo Tamm   Rakvere Tarvas 16 279 17.44
3.   Rain Raadik   KK Pärnu 14 244 17.43
4.   Emmanuel Okoye   Tallinna Kalev 10 174 17.40
5.   Gediminas Orelik   Prienai 16 276 17.25

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Tyler Cain   Barons kvartāls 8 90 11.25
2.   Rain Raadik   KK Pärnu 14 151 10.79
3.   Emmanuel Okoye   Tallinna Kalev 10 100 10.00
4.   Frank Elegar   Kalev/Cramo 10 98 9.80
5.   Jānis Bērziņš   Valmiera 14 110 7.86

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Augustas Pečiukevičius   KK Pärnu 14 80 5.71
2.   Žygimantas Janavičius   Prienai 9 51 5.67
3.   Marc Campbell   Tallinna Kalev 10 50 5.00
4.   Mindaugas Stasys   LSU/Baltai 7 32 4.57
5.   Jokūbas Gintvainis   Sakalai 16 72 4.50

AwardsEdit

BBL 2012–13 Season MVPEdit

BBL 2013 Finals MVPEdit

Top ScorerEdit

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
October 2012   Darrick Leonard   Juventus [1]
November 2012   Reimo Tamm   Rakvere Tarvas [2]
December 2012   Māris Gulbis   Barons kvartāls [3]
January 2013   Jānis Bērziņš   Valmiera [4]
February 2013   Brandis Raley-Ross   Rakvere Tarvas [5]

Last updated: March 5, 2013.
Source: BBL Homepage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The grouping of BBL Regular season 2012/2013". BBL Homepage (2012-09-19). Retrieved on 2013-02-28
  2. ^ "Competition system Archived 2013-02-12 at the Wayback Machine". BBL Homepage. Retrieved on 2013-02-28
  3. ^ "Ventspils lift BBL trophy Archived 2013-09-16 at the Wayback Machine". BBL Homepage (2012-04-06). Retrieved on 2013-04-06
  4. ^ a b "BBL 2012/13 Awards". BBL Homepage (2013-03-03). Retrieved on 2013-03-05
  5. ^ "Timma: "The MVP award made the victory even sweeter" Archived 2013-09-16 at the Wayback Machine". BBL Homepage (2012-04-21). Retrieved on 2013-05-02

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