2014–15 KML season

The 2014–15 Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga was the 90th season of the Estonian basketball league and the second under the title sponsorship of Alexela. Kalev/Cramo came into the season as defending champions of the 2013–14 KML season.

Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga1
Season2014–15
Teams9
Games played108 (Regular season)
31 (Playoffs)
Dates4 October 2014 – 22 May 2015
TVTV6, Delfi TV
Final positions
Top seedTÜ/Rock
ChampionsTÜ/Rock
26th title
Runners-upKalev/Cramo
Third placeTYCO Rapla
Fourth placeRakvere Tarvas
Awards
Finals MVPEstonia Tanel Kurbas
Best DefenderEstonia Janar Talts
Best Young PlayerEstonia Siim-Markus Post
Coach of the YearEstonia Gert Kullamäe
Statistical leaders
Points United States Brandis Raley-Ross 22.11
Rebounds Latvia Jurijs Aleksejevs 10.63
Assists United States Scott Machado 4.50
All statistics correct as of 22 May 2015.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Alexela.

The season started on 4 October 2014 and concluded on 22 May 2015 with TÜ/Rock defeating Kalev/Cramo 4 games to 1 in the 2015 KML Finals to win their 26th Estonian League title.[1][2][3]

TeamsEdit

Locations of the 2014–15 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
TLÜ/Kalev Tallinn Kalev Sports Hall 6,950   Kalle Klandorf
TTÜ Tallinn TTÜ Sports Hall 2,000   Heino Lill
Pärnu Pärnu Pärnu Sports Hall 2,000   Mait Käbin
TYCO Rapla Rapla Sadolin Sports Hall 5,000   Aivar Kuusmaa
Valga/Maks & Moorits Valga Valga Sports Hall 2,000   Varis Krūmiņš
Audentes/Noortekoondis Tallinn Audentes Sports Center   Indrek Visnapuu

Coaching changesEdit

Pre-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Valga/Maks & Moorits   Sandis Buškevics   Varis Krūmiņš
TTÜ   Tiit Sokk[4]   Heino Lill
Pärnu   Darko Ivanović   Mait Käbin

Regular seasonEdit

During the regular season teams will play 4 rounds for 32 games (2 at home and 2 away) with following exceptions:[5]

  • Kalev/Cramo will play 1 round at home and 1 away (1 at home and 1 away in total).
  • TÜ/Rock will play 1 round at home (1 at home and 2 away in total).
  • Audentes/Noortekoondis will play 1 round at home and 1 away (1 at home and 1 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 26 6 58 .813 Qualification to Playoffs
2 Kalev/Cramo 32 26 6 58 .813
3 TYCO Rapla 32 21 11 53 .656
4 Rakvere Tarvas 32 20 12 52 .625
5 Pärnu 32 15 17 47 .469
6 Valga/Maks & Moorits 32 15 17 47 .469
7 TTÜ 32 12 20 44 .375
8 TLÜ/Kalev 32 7 25 39 .219
9 Audentes 32 2 30 34 .063
Updated to match(es) played on 4 April 2015. Source: KML (2014–15)

First half of the seasonEdit

Home \ Away KAL ROC TAR TLÜ TTÜ PÄR RAP VAL AUD
Kalev/Cramo 68–57 89–80 105–63 80–70 94–56 86–65 77–83 123–46
TÜ/Rock 66–54 93–85 72–56 86–77 90–63 68–74 90–62 121–61
Rakvere Tarvas 79–89 75–71 89–67 80–76 87–94 73–65 95–93 101–73
TLÜ/Kalev 52–89 54–85 82–80 78–67 71–79 54–68 85–79 83–91
TTÜ 62–88 51–78 53–70 79–64 90–70 69–84 91–89 120–44
Pärnu 62–88 58–98 91–79 65–49 56–64 77–75 82–78 116–75
TYCO Rapla 69–96 64–87 61–68 86–65 89–71 92–68 77–61 98–51
Valga/Maks & Moorits 92–88 61–65 85–97 73–66 100–91 86–80 68–83 92–72
Audentes/Noortekoondis 46–102 42–99 79–92 77–94 62–96 62–100 59–88 72–112
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of the seasonEdit

Home \ Away KAL ROC TAR TLÜ TTÜ PÄR RAP VAL AUD
Kalev/Cramo
TÜ/Rock
Rakvere Tarvas 57–85 97–60 91–93 102–76 80–84 101–73
TLÜ/Kalev 72–93 60–90 71–65 81–94 63–81 73–64
TTÜ 55–75 78–82 78–50 82–76 71–68 84–89
Pärnu 88–69 73–91 84–70 73–64 68–76 92–73
TYCO Rapla 68–84 66–69 93–81 86–78 80–75 72–64
Valga/Maks & Moorits 72–89 71–83 88–61 77–76 80–71 70–73
Audentes/Noortekoondis
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

The playoffs began on 7 April and ended on 22 May. The tournament concluded with TÜ/Rock defeating Kalev/Cramo 4 games to 1 in the 2015 KML Finals.

BracketEdit

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

Individual statisticsEdit

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

PointsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Points PPG
1   Brandis Raley-Ross Rakvere Tarvas 37 818 22.11
2   Jurijs Aleksejevs Valga/Maks & Moorits 30 535 17.83
3   Reinis Strupovičs Valga/Maks & Moorits 30 523 17.43
4   Domagoj Bubalo TYCO Rapla 25 401 16.04
5   Keith Benson Kalev/Cramo 14 224 16.00

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Rebounds RPG
1   Jurijs Aleksejevs Valga/Maks & Moorits 30 319 10.63
2   Janar Talts TÜ/Rock 32 290 9.06
3   Robertas Grabauskas TLÜ/Kalev 31 269 8.68
4   Jaan Puidet TTÜ 27 223 8.26
5   David Haughton Rakvere Tarvas 35 279 7.97

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Team Games Assists APG
1   Scott Machado Kalev/Cramo 20 90 4.50
2   Sandis Silavs Pärnu 31 136 4.39
3   Rait-Riivo Laane TYCO Rapla 36 155 4.31
4   Jaan Puidet TTÜ 27 116 4.30
5   Augustas Pečiukevičius TÜ/Rock 26 108 4.15

AwardsEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Best Young PlayerEdit

Coach of the YearEdit

All-KML teamEdit

Pos Player Team
PG   Scott Machado Kalev/Cramo
SG   Brandis Raley-Ross Rakvere Tarvas
SF   Gregor Arbet Kalev/Cramo
PF   Janar Talts TÜ/Rock
C   Domagoj Bubalo TYCO Rapla

Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
October   Kristers Zeidaks TYCO Rapla
November[7]   Brandis Raley-Ross Rakvere Tarvas
December[8]   Jurijs Aleksejevs Valga/Maks & Moorits
January[9]   Janar Talts TÜ/Rock
February[10]   Domagoj Bubalo TYCO Rapla
March[11]   Brandis Raley-Ross Rakvere Tarvas

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Täna algab Alexela KML" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  2. ^ "Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliigas järgmisel hooajal 9 klubi" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  3. ^ "Eesti meister 2015 on TÜ/ROCK!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ "TTÜ loobus koondise peatreeneri Tiit Soku teenetest" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht.
  5. ^ "Korvpalli Meistriliiga võistlusjuhend hooajaks 2014/2015" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association.
  6. ^ a b c "Korvpallihooaeg sai ametlikult läbi!" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 28 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Alexela KML novembri parim on Brandis Raley Ross" (in Estonian). Basket.ee.
  8. ^ "Alexela KML detsembri parim on Jurijs Aleksejevs" (in Estonian). Basket.ee.
  9. ^ "Alexela KML jaanuari parim on Janar Talts" (in Estonian). Basket.ee.
  10. ^ "Alexela KML veebruari parim on Domagoj Bubalo" (in Estonian). Basket.ee.
  11. ^ "Alexela KML märtsi parim on Brandis Raley Ross" (in Estonian). Basket.ee.

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