2013–14 KML season

The 2013–14 Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga was the 89th season of the Estonian basketball league and the first under the title sponsorship of Alexela. Kalev/Cramo came into the season as defending champions of the 2012–13 KML season.

Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga1
Season2013–14
Teams9
Games played130 (Regular season)
26 (Playoffs)
Dates27 September 2013 – 21 May 2014
TVTV6, Delfi TV
Final positions
Top seedTÜ/Rock
ChampionsKalev/Cramo
7th title
Runners-upTÜ/Rock
Third placeRakvere Tarvas
Fourth placeTallinna Kalev
Awards
MVPRomania Vlad Moldoveanu
Finals MVPRomania Vlad Moldoveanu
Best DefenderEstonia Gregor Arbet
Best Young PlayerEstonia Sander Saare
Coach of the YearEstonia Alar Varrak
Statistical leaders
Points United States Joe Prophet 19.33
Rebounds United States Frank Elegar 8.77
Assists Lithuania Giedrius Gustas 4.59
All statistics correct as of 13 September 2014.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Alexela.

The season started on 27 September 2013 and concluded on 21 May 2014 with Kalev/Cramo defeating TÜ/Rock 4 games to 0 in the 2014 KML Finals to win their 7th Estonian League title.[1]

TeamsEdit

Locations of the 2013–14 Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga teams
Team Location Arena Capacity Head coach
Kalev/Cramo Tallinn Saku Arena 7,500   Alar Varrak
TÜ/Rock Tartu University of Tartu Sports Hall 4,000   Gert Kullamäe
Rakvere Tarvas Rakvere Rakvere Sports Hall 3,000   Andres Sõber
TYCO Rapla Rapla Sadolin Sports Hall 5,000   Aivar Kuusmaa
TTÜ Tallinn TTÜ Sports Hall 2,000   Tiit Sokk
Valga/Maks & Moorits Valga Valga Sports Hall 2,000   Sandis Buškevics
Pärnu Pärnu Pärnu Sports Hall 2,000   Darko Ivanović
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalev Sports Hall 6,950   Kalle Klandorf
HITO Jõhvi Jõhvi Sports Hall 500   Priit Sternhof

Coaching changesEdit

Pre-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Pärnu   Priit Vene   Darko Ivanović
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
TYCO Rapla   Indrek Ruut   Aivar Kuusmaa

Regular seasonEdit

During the regular season teams will play 4 rounds for 32 games (2 at home and 2 away) with following exceptions:[2]

  • Kalev/Cramo will play 1 round at home against teams other than TÜ/Rock (1 round at home and 2 rounds away in total).
  • TÜ/Rock will play 1 round at home against teams other than Kalev/Cramo (1 round at home and 2 rounds away in total).

Double points will be awarded to teams winning those games.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Pts PCT Qualification
1 TÜ/Rock 32 30 2 62 .938 Qualification to Playoffs
2 Kalev/Cramo 32 29 3 61 .906
3 Rakvere Tarvas 32 23 9 55 .719
4 TTÜ 32 16 16 48 .500
5 Tallinna Kalev 32 14 18 46 .438
6 Pärnu 32 14 18 46 .438
7 TYCO Rapla 32 10 22 42 .313
8 Valga/Maks & Moorits 32 6 26 38 .188
9 HITO 32 2 30 34 .063
Updated to match(es) played on 8 April 2014. Source: KML (2013/2014)

First half of the seasonEdit

Home \ Away KAL ROC TAR RAP TTÜ VAL PÄR TAL HIT
Kalev/Cramo 68–75 86–60 81–50 78–63 79–62 91–51 92–68 87–67
TÜ/Rock 75–78 77–58 77–62 101–66 101–56 78–50 60–40 118–90
Rakvere Tarvas 83–73 67–90 81–61 88–76 79–64 97–54 81–59 122–65
TYCO Rapla 61–87 60–71 59–86 68–74 96–61 86–75 73–75 80–67
TTÜ 78–85 40–66 65–90 76–50 67–61 65–59 75–67 83–58
Valga/Maks & Moorits 55–75 60–87 68–84 58–56 63–70 54–69 81–86 85–64
Pärnu 51–68 68–105 63–74 78–72 66–78 64–59 63–58 97–56
Tallinna Kalev 70–79 65–85 64–109 73–69 65–55 50–54 64–55 96–62
HITO 69–86 68–107 102–118 61–83 75–98 55–70 78–82 58–80
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of the seasonEdit

Home \ Away KAL ROC TAR RAP TTÜ VAL PÄR TAL HIT
Kalev/Cramo 87–77
TÜ/Rock 86–81
Rakvere Tarvas 79–85 76–96 80–68 81–71 78–70 91–55 101–66 110–79
TYCO Rapla 59–82 69–78 67–66 79–64 79–72 66–74 82–63 107–83
TTÜ 61–80 57–80 56–63 73–64 66–56 58–59 59–58 91–60
Valga/Maks & Moorits 56–83 64–82 60–87 63–68 77–74 57–71 54–71 86–58
Pärnu 46–86 53–73 56–75 74–47 57–85 76–69 78–75 88–63
Tallinna Kalev 53–88 72–84 97–64 75–68 57–63 86–64 70–69 84–54
HITO 65–111 80–105 67–100 79–71 69–73 77–64 73–88 87–97
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

The playoffs began on 16 April and ended on 21 May. The tournament concluded with Kalev/Cramo defeating TÜ/Rock 4 games to 0 in the 2014 KML Finals.

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1 TÜ/Rock 3  
8 Valga/Maks & Moorits 0  
  1 TÜ/Rock 3  
  5 Tallinna Kalev 0  
4 TTÜ 1
  5 Tallinna Kalev 3  
    1 TÜ/Rock 0
  2 Kalev/Cramo 4
  2 Kalev/Cramo 3  
7 TYCO Rapla 0  
  2 Kalev/Cramo 3 Third place
  3 Rakvere Tarvas 0  
3 Rakvere Tarvas 3 3 Rakvere Tarvas 2
  6 Pärnu 0   5 Tallinna Kalev 1

Individual statisticsEdit

Players qualify to this category by having at least 50% games played.

PointsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Points PPG
1   Joe Prophet HITO 15 290 19.33
2   Asenso Ampim Tallinna Kalev 26 389 14.96
3   Siim Laur HITO 29 426 14.69
4   Giedrius Gustas Rakvere Tarvas 39 540 13.85
5   Vlad Moldoveanu Kalev/Cramo 32 443 13.84

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Rebounds RPG
1   Frank Elegar Kalev/Cramo 30 263 8.77
2   Asenso Ampim Tallinna Kalev 26 211 8.12
3   Nemanja Miljković Pärnu 30 235 7.83
4   Jaan Puidet TTÜ 30 222 7.40
5   Ferg Myrick Valga/Maks & Moorits 20 147 7.35

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Assists APG
1   Giedrius Gustas Rakvere Tarvas 39 179 4.59
2   Jaan Puidet TTÜ 30 133 4.43
3   Erik Keedus TTÜ 34 145 4.26
4   Miguel Ortega Valga/Maks & Moorits 20 78 3.90
5   Vincent Simpson TÜ/Rock 35 133 3.80

AwardsEdit

MVPEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Best Young PlayerEdit

Coach of the YearEdit

All-KML teamEdit

Pos Player Team
PG   Augustas Pečiukevičius TÜ/Rock
SG   Rain Veideman Kalev/Cramo
SF   Tanel Kurbas TÜ/Rock
PF   Janar Talts TÜ/Rock
C   Frank Elegar Kalev/Cramo

Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
October[6]   Giedrius Gustas Rakvere Tarvas
November[7]   Augustas Pečiukevičius TÜ/Rock
December[8]   Joonas Järveläinen TTÜ
January[9]   Vilmantas Dilys TÜ/Rock
February[10]   Juris Umbraško Rakvere Tarvas
March[11]   Rait-Riivo Laane TYCO Rapla
April[12]   Raido Roos Tallinna Kalev

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eesti Meister 2014 on Kalev/Cramo" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  2. ^ "Korvpalli Meistriliiga võistlusjuhend hooajaks 2014/2015" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  3. ^ "Eurobasketi portaal koostas Eesti korvpallihooaja sümboolsed viisikud" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  4. ^ "Finaalseeria MVP - Vlad Moldoveanu" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  5. ^ a b c "Eesti Korvpalliliit lõpetas hooaja ning tunnustas parimaid" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  6. ^ "Alexela KML - Kuu mängija" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  7. ^ "Alexela KMLi novembri parim mängija on Augustas Peciukevicius" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  8. ^ "Alexela KMLi detsembri parim mängija on Joonas Järveläinen" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  9. ^ "Alexela KMLi jaanuari parim mängija on Vilmantas Dilys" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  10. ^ "Alexela KMLi veebruari parim mängija on Juris Umbraško" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  11. ^ "Alexela KMLi märtsi parim mängija on Rait-Riivo Laane" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  12. ^ "Alexela KMLi aprilli parim mängija on Raido Roos" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.

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