Kalev Wins Shootout With VEF

Kalev Wins Shootout With VEF

Kalev Estonia defeated VEF Latvia at home, 98-94 (28-26, 24-28, 21-11, 25-29).

Top Scorers
Kalev: Branko Mirkovic (27 + 6 reb + 9 ast), Isaiah Briscoe (17), Thomas van der Mars (12 + 10 reb)

VEF: Alex Perez (21 + 5 ast), Corey Hawkins (16), Kristaps Janicenoks (14), Mareks Mejeris (14 + 7 reb)

Kalev ended the game on a 6-0 run to pull out a much-needed win at home, led by 27 points from Branko Mirkovic and rock-solid defense down the stretch. 

Trailing much of the second half, Alex Perez nearly gave VEF its second win of the season, knocking down a pair of clutch 3-pointers to put the visitors on top with 3:22 remaining. 

But Mirkovic and co. would not be denied down the stretch. The home team did just enough at the free-throw line, going 4-6 in the final minute, before Isaiah Briscoe sealed the victory with a layup.

The win helps Kalev improve to 2-8, while VEF drops to 1-7. 


Branko Mirkovic. In 28 minutes, the Serbian guard put up 27 points, six rebounds and nine assists. He also the assist on Briscoe’s layup in the final seconds. 

31 – Kalev and VEF combined for 31 3-pointers, one shy of the League record set by Lokomotiv-Kuban and Vita in the 2015-16 season. VEF finished with 19, a new season-high in the League.

3-Point Avalanche

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Kalev: January 7 home vs. Khimki
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17/12/2017 Kalev-VEF 98:94