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The 2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė, also known as SIL – Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė for sponsorship purposes,[1] was the third edition of the Lithuanian King Mindaugas Cup. On 7 December 2017 it was announced that Klaipėda would host the tournament.[2]

2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė
SIL-Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė logo.png
Tournament details
ArenaŠvyturys Arena
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Dates13–18 February 2018
Final positions
ChampionsŽalgiris (2nd title)
Runners-upLietuvos rytas
Third place Lietkabelis
Awards and statistics
MVPEdgaras Ulanovas
2017
2019

Žalgiris was the defending champions. Žalgiris successfully defended its title after beating BC Lietuvos rytas in the Final.

Contents

Format changesEdit

After a lot of criticism during last year's tournament Lithuanian Basketball League changed distribution of quarterfinals games venues, awarding them directly to seeded teams instead of previously held open draw.[2] LKL Cheerleaders Battles final was added to complement the event alongside traditional Three-point and Slam Dunk contests.[1]

DrawEdit

The draw of the 2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė will be held on 16 January 2018.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Eight highest ranked teams after the first half of the 2017–18 LKL regular season will qualify to the tournament.[2]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Žalgiris 18 16 2 1233 982 +251 Seeded
2 Neptūnas 18 15 3 1283 1157 +126
3 Lietuvos rytas 18 14 4 1263 1136 +127
4 Lietkabelis 18 12 6 1229 1159 +70
5 Juventus 18 7 11 1189 1225 −36 Non-seeded
6 Šiauliai 18 6 12 1115 1252 −137
7 Pieno žvaigždės 18 6 12 1187 1286 −99
8 Dzūkija 18 6 12 1109 1273 −164
Source: LKL

BracketEdit

 
Quarterfinals
13–14 February
Semifinals
17 February
Final
18 February
 
          
 
 
 
 
Neptūnas77
 
 
 
Dzūkija85
 
Dzūkija61
 
 
 
Lietuvos rytas81
 
Lietuvos rytas91
 
 
 
Juventus88
 
Lietuvos rytas62
 
 
 
Žalgiris81
 
Lietkabelis86
 
 
 
Pieno žvaigždės76
 
Lietkabelis74
 
 
 
Žalgiris88
 
Žalgiris85
 
 
Šiauliai78
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Neptūnas Klaipėda vs. Dzūkija AlytusEdit

13 February 2018 Neptūnas Klaipėda 77–85 Dzūkija Alytus Klaipėda
18:00 Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 15–20, 25 -20, 20–26
  Pts: Šulskis, Želionis 13
Rebs: Želionis 12
Asts: Fields 5
PIR: Želionis 22
Boxscore Pts: Stylianou 19
Rebs: Petty 11
Asts: Petty 6
PIR: Petty 37
Arena: Švyturio Arena
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Gytis Vilius, Andžej Urbanovič, Ignas Davainis


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0   Brandon Fields 5 3 5
SG 10   Renaldas Seibutis 8 1 1
SF 88   Vytautas Šulskis 13 4 1
PF 11   Edgaras Želionis 13 12 2
C 21   Simas Galdikas 12 5 2
Reserves:
G 5   Jerry Johnson (basketball) 5 1 4
F 7   Laimonas Kisielius 9 1 4
G 9   Tomas Delininkaitis 6 0 1
F 19   Laimonas Chatkevičius 0 1 0
F 23   Mindaugas Kačinas 4 0 0
C 25   Matas Jucikas DNP
G 30   Laurynas Beliauskas DNP
Head coach:
  Kazys Maksvytis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 9   Parrish Petty 17 11 6
SG 32   Gediminas Navickas 5 0 3
SF 19   Nikolaos Stylianou 19 1 3
PF 14   Paulius Petrilevičius 16 9 2
C 15   Povilas Čukinas 2 0 2
Reserves:
G 10   Charles Callison DNP
G 11   Paulius Danisevičius 8 0 2
F 12   Mindaugas Sušinskas 0 0 0
C 21   Anatoly Kashirov 2 3 2
F 31   Alan Wiggins 10 0 0
F 77   Gediminas Žalalis 6 2 0
Head coach:
  Alar Varrak

Lietkabelis Panevėžys vs. Pieno žvaigždės PasvalysEdit

13 February 2018 Lietkabelis Panevėžys 86–76 Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys Panevėžys
20:10 Scoring by quarter: 19–28, 21–12, 19 -14, 27-22
  Pts: Jasaitis 20
Rebs: Skučas 9
Asts: Williams 6
PIR: Jasaitis, Williams 21
Boxscore Pts: Bobrov 19
Rebs: Olisevičius 6
Asts: Bobrov, Hughes 4
PIR: Bobrov, Hughes 15
Arena: Cido arena
Attendance: 2,812
Referees: Jurgis Laurinavičius, Vilius Mačiulaitis, Gintaras Mačiulis


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Lorenzo Williams 14 4 6
SG 6   Lukas Aukštikalnis 2 3 1
SF 13   Simas Jasaitis 20 3 1
PF 50   Žygimantas Skučas 5 9 3
C 14   Vaidas Čepukaitis 9 2 2
Reserves:
F 1   Donatas Tarolis DNP
C 7   Darjuš Lavrinovič 10 3 0
G 8   Gintaras Leonavičius 6 5 0
G 11   Arnas Velička 0 0 0
F 12   Kšyštof Lavrinovič 11 2 2
G 30   Dominik Mavra 7 2 3
F 31   Žanis Peiners 2 0 2
Head coach:
  Ramūnas Butautas
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 8   Trevon Hughes 11 3 4
SG 1   Jahenns Manigat 6 5 3
SF 14   Osvaldas Olisevičius 15 6 1
PF 13   Vyacheslav Bobrov 16 3 4
C 18   Lis Shoshi 10 1 1
Reserves:
F 5   Steponas Babrauskas 11 1 1
G 6   Šarūnas Valunta DNP
G 7   Tomas Galeckas DNP
F 9   Ignas Fiodorovas 0 0 0
F 11   Tomas Lekūnas 4 2 1
C 21   Nikita Balashov 1 0 1
G 23   Martynas Varnas 2 5 3
Head coach:
  Gediminas Petrauskas

Žalgiris Kaunas vs. ŠiauliaiEdit

14 February 2018 Žalgiris Kaunas 85–78 Šiauliai Kaunas
18:00 Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 26–19, 26 -21, 16-17
  Pts: Micić 14
Rebs: Ulanovas 8
Asts: Pangos 10
PIR: Micić 22
Boxscore Pts: Birutis 35
Rebs: Birutis 11
Asts: Sabeckis 7
PIR: Birutis 43
Arena: Žalgiris Arena
Attendance: 1,489
Referees: Artūras Šukys, Martynas Gudas, Aurimas Borusas


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Kevin Pangos 7 2 10
SG 66   Paulius Valinskas 3 3 1
SF 92   Edgaras Ulanovas 4 8 3
PF 13   Paulius Jankūnas 9 3 2
C 0   Brandon Davies 8 4 1
Reserves:
F 6   Axel Toupane 9 4 1
C 19   Martynas Sajus 0 0 0
F 20   Gytis Masiulis DNP
G 21   Artūras Milaknis 13 1 0
G 22   Vasilije Micić 14 0 7
F 30   Aaron White 10 4 0
C 44   Antanas Kavaliauskas 8 4 3
Head coach:
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 8   Donatas Sabeckis 2 6 7
SG 2   Nick Zeisloft 17 1 3
SF 0   Akeem Wright 2 3 5
PF 15   Vytautas Šarakauskas 12 4 0
C 11   Laurynas Birutis 35 11 2
Reserves:
C 10   Šarūnas Beniušis 2 2 1
G 19   Mantvydas Žukauskas 0 0 0
G 25   Evaldas Šaulys 2 1 1
G 30   Kristupas Žemaitis 0 0 4
F 34   Giedrius Stankevičius DNP
F 35   Rytis Pipiras 6 3 3
Head coach:
  Antanas Sireika

Lietuvos rytas Vilnius vs. Juventus UtenaEdit

14 February 2018 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius 91–880(OT) Juventus Utena Vilnius
20:10 Scoring by quarter: 19–11, 18–21, 17 -25, 23-20 , Overtime: 14-11
  Pts: Madgen 18
Rebs: Jomantas 7
Asts: Kramer 7
PIR: Echodas 23
Boxscore Pts: Kupšas 22
Rebs: Bičkauskis 11
Asts: Ireland 9
PIR: Bičkauskis 28
Arena: Lietuvos rytas Arena
Attendance: 1,650
Referees: Andrius Maleckas, Gvidas Gedvilas, Juozas Barkauskas


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Chris Kramer 15 3 7
SG 1   Ben Madgen 18 1 1
SF 21   Artūras Jomantas 8 7 2
PF 12   Loukas Mavrokefalidis 13 5 5
C 14   Martynas Echodas 12 6 4
Reserves:
F 0   Deividas Sirvydis DNP
F 8   Mindaugas Lukauskis DNP
G 18   Mindaugas Girdžiūnas 5 2 3
G 20   Jimmy Baron 5 1 2
F 31   Rokas Giedraitis 13 6 0
C 55   Egidijus Mockevičius 2 0 0
Head coach:
  Rimas Kurtinaitis
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 2   Dovis Bičkauskis 18 11 5
SG 24   Jonte Flowers 0 3 0
SF 6   Arvydas Šikšnius 3 2 2
PF 12   Maksym Korniyenko 0 1 0
C 49   Mindaugas Kupšas 22 5 0
Reserves:
G 0   Kenny Gaines 21 2 1
G 3   Anthony Ireland 7 6 9
G 5   Tautvydas Paliukėnas DNP
F 10   Karolis Guščikas 9 6 4
G 13   Simas Buterlevičius 0 0 0
C 23   LaRon Dendy 8 1 0
Head coach:
  Žydrūnas Urbonas

SemifinalsEdit

Dzūkija Alytus vs. Lietuvos rytas VilniusEdit

17 February 2018 Dzūkija Alytus 61–81 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius Klaipėda
14:00 Scoring by quarter: 9–21, 17–14, 18 -25, 17–21
Pts: Petty, Stylianou 13
Rebs: Petty 8
Asts: Petty 4
PIR: Petty 19
Boxscore Pts: Mavrokefalidis 19
Rebs: Echodas 14
Asts: Madgen 7
PIR: Echodas, Mavrokefalidis 23
Arena: Švyturio Arena
Attendance: 3000
Referees: Jurgis Laurinavičius, Artūras Šukys, Vilius Mačiulaitis


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 11   Paulius Danisevičius 12 3 1
SG 9   Parrish Petty 13 8 4
SF 77   Gediminas Žalalis 2 2 1
PF 14   Paulius Petrilevičius 12 2 1
C 15   Povilas Čukinas 4 2 0
Reserves:
F 7   Tomas Pačėsas 0 0 0
G 10   Charles Callison 0 2 1
F 12   Mindaugas Sušinskas 0 1 0
F 19   Nikolaos Stylianou 13 2 1
C 21   Anatoly Kashirov 2 4 1
F 31   Alan Wiggins 3 5 1
G 32   Gediminas Navickas 0 1 2
Head coach:
  Alar Varrak
 
 
 
 


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Chris Kramer 4 2 2
SG 1   Ben Madgen 11 5 7
SF 8   Mindaugas Lukauskis 9 2 0
PF 12   Loukas Mavrokefalidis 19 5 3
C 14   Martynas Echodas 15 14 0
Reserves:
F 0   Deividas Sirvydis 0 0 0
G 18   Mindaugas Girdžiūnas 14 1 1
G 20   Jimmy Baron 0 0 1
F 21   Artūras Jomantas 0 1 1
F 31   Rokas Giedraitis 7 0 3
C 55   Egidijus Mockevičius 2 3 0
Head coach:
  Rimas Kurtinaitis

Žalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietkabelis PanevėžysEdit

17 February 2018 Žalgiris Kaunas 88–74 Lietkabelis Panevėžys Klaipėda
16:30 Scoring by quarter: 25–17, 29–17, 18 -24, 16-16
Pts: Davies 17
Rebs: Davies, Kavaliauskas 7
Asts: Pangos 3
PIR: Davies 22
Boxscore Pts: D.Lavrinovič 18
Rebs: D.Lavrinovič 3
Asts: Mavra, Peiners 4
PIR: D.Lavrinovič 14
Arena: Švyturio Arena
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius, Gytis Vilius, Gintaras Vitkauskas


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Kevin Pangos 13 2 3
SG 92   Edgaras Ulanovas 9 2 0
SF 6   Axel Toupane 6 1 1
PF 13   Paulius Jankūnas 4 3 1
C 0   Brandon Davies 17 7 1
Reserves:
C 19   Martynas Sajus 0 0 0
F 20   Gytis Masiulis 2 0 2
G 21   Artūras Milaknis 5 2 0
G 22   Vasilije Micić 7 2 2
F 30   Aaron White 7 5 0
C 44   Antanas Kavaliauskas 4 7 1
G 66   Paulius Valinskas 14 1 2
Head coach:
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius
 
 
 
 
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Lorenzo Williams 8 1 3
SG 11   Arnas Velička 5 3 1
SF 31   Žanis Peiners 6 0 4
PF 50   Žygimantas Skučas 5 1 0
C 14   Vaidas Čepukaitis 4 1 1
Reserves:
F 1   Donatas Tarolis 10 3 0
G 6   Lukas Aukštikalnis 3 0 3
C 7   Darjuš Lavrinovič 18 3 1
G 8   Gintaras Leonavičius 0 0 2
F 12   Kšyštof Lavrinovič 5 1 1
SF 13   Simas Jasaitis 2 1 0
G 30   Dominik Mavra 8 3 4
Head coach:
  Ramūnas Butautas

Slam Dunk ContestEdit

Contestants[3]
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G Kenneth Gaines Juventus 1.91 94 94(45+49) 144(48+47+49)
G Domantas VilysWC Perlas (NKL) 1.88 74 89(44+45) 137(48+43+46)
C Matas Jucikas Neptūnas 2.05 91 82(43+39)
F Vyacheslav Bobrov Pieno žvaigždės 2.01 102 81(38+43)
F/C LaRon Dendy Juventus 2.06 104 80(43+37)
C Šarūnas BeniušisINJ Šiauliai 2.06 98

^WC Selected as wild card participant.
^INJ Šarūnas Beniušis was unable to participate due to an illness [4]

Three-Point ContestEdit

Contestants[5]
Pos. Player Team Height (m) Weight (kg) First round Second round Final round
G/F Mindaugas Lukauskis Lietuvos rytas 1.98 90 17 22 22
G Nick Zeisloft Šiauliai 1.93 94 21 23 19
G Lukas AukštikalnisREP Lietkabelis 1.96 80 17 20
F Valery Likhodey Nevėžis 2.04 100 17 16
G Laurynas Beliauskas Neptūnas 1.92 78 16
G Anthony IrelandWC REP Juventus 1.76 79 16
G Paulius Valinskas Žalgiris 1.91 83 14
F Dovis BičkauskisREP Juventus 1.91 88 13
G Gediminas Navickas Dzūkija 1.80 71 12
G/F Steponas Babrauskas Pieno žvaigždės 1.97 88 11
G Edvinas Šeškus Vytautas 1.96 80 8
G LaMelo BallWC Vytautas 1.91 75

^WC Selected as wild card participants.
^REP Lukas Aukštikalnis was selected as Adas Juškevičius replacement.[6]
^REP Dovis Bičkauskis was selected as Simas Buterlevičius replacement [7]
^REP Anthony Ireland was selected as Jerry Johnson replacement.[8]

FinalEdit

18 February 2018 Žalgiris Kaunas 81–62 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius Klaipėda
17:30 Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 13–16, 27–18, 21–9
Pts: Ulanovas 13
Rebs: Ulanovas 4
Asts: Pangos 4
PIR: Ulanovas 28
Boxscore Pts: Kramer 20
Rebs: Echodas 8
Asts: Baron 4
PIR: Madgen
Arena: Švyturio Arena
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius, Jurgis Laurinavičius, Gytis Vilius


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Kevin Pangos 11 2 7
SG 92   Edgaras Ulanovas 21 8 0
SF 6   Axel Toupane 9 5 2
PF 13   Paulius Jankūnas 1 6 4
C 0   Brandon Davies 7 3 0
Reserves:
C 19   Martynas Sajus 0 0 0
F 20   Gytis Masiulis 0 0 0
G 21   Artūras Milaknis 3 1 1
G 22   Vasilije Micić 3 3 3
F 30   Aaron White 14 5 1
C 44   Antanas Kavaliauskas 10 0 1
G 66   Paulius Valinskas 2 1 0
Head coach:
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius
 
 
 
 


Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė MVP
  Edgaras Ulanovas
Game rules
Game was played under FIBA rules.
2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė Winners
Žalgiris Kaunas
2nd title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3   Chris Kramer 16 3 3
SG 1   Ben Madgen 8 4 0
SF 8   Mindaugas Lukauskis 1 0 0
PF 12   Loukas Mavrokefalidis 8 4 2
C 14   Martynas Echodas 7 6 1
Reserves:
F 0   Deividas Sirvydis 0 0 0
G 18   Mindaugas Girdžiūnas 3 0 0
G 20   Jimmy Baron 7 3 4
F 21   Artūras Jomantas 0 4 1
F 31   Rokas Giedraitis 7 2 1
F 42   Travis Peterson 0 0 0
C 55   Egidijus Mockevičius 5 1 0
Head coach:
  Rimas Kurtinaitis

All-Tournament TeamEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "SIL–Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė – per LRT televiziją". LKL.LT (in Lithuanian). 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Karaliaus Mindaugo taurės turnyras – Klaipėdoje". LKL.LT (in Lithuanian). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ ""Oro karaliaus" konkurse – ir etatinis dėjimų meistras, ir jaunasis talentas" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. ^ ""Oro karalius" – be Beniušio". delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Three-point contest participants announced; LaMelo Ball receives wildcard". LKL.lt. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  6. ^ ""Lietkabeliui" snaiperių konkurse atstovaus L. Aukštikalnis, L. Ballui tai nebus pirmas konkursas" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.krepsinis.net/naujiena/kmt-oro-karaliaus-ir-snaiperio-konkursuose-dar-du-pasikeitimai/282756
  8. ^ https://www.15min.lt/24sek/naujiena/lietuva/praradimas-klaipedoje-nebus-ir-lamelo-ballo-875-926668