BC Kalev/Cramo was handed their first Estonian-Latvian United League loss by Latvian powerhouse VEF 82:91 (15:22, 27:20, 18:28, 22:21)
Host started to have problems even before the game as Maksim Salash broke his arm in practice the day before. Landen Lucas started to have knee problems which would not let him play, in addition to the already injured Ivan Almeida, Martin Dorbek and Erik Keedus. Which meant Donaldas Kairys had only eight players to use in this game.
Kalev started of well and took an early 9:5 lead but VEF responded with a 10:0 run which led the way to a 34:23 lead for the visitors. For a second it seemed like VEF is going to sail away but thanks to a 14:2 led by Chavaughn Lewis and Janari Jõesaar, both teams went to the halftime tied up.
VEF continued their great shooting on the third as they grew the lead to a comfortable 10 points. In the last quarter Kalev gave their all to come back to the game but just a few simple mistakes and a little bit of luck and the game would have ended differently.
For Kalev/Cramo, Lewis had 25 points and 5 rebounds, Kangur added 19 points and 8 rebounds while Jõesaar had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Jabril Durham had a nice double-double for the winners with 17 points and 10 assists while Mareks Mejeris finished with 14 points and 7 assists while Artis Ate was deadly from the arc making all of his four three point shots and finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Kalev/Cramo, VEF and BK Ventspils all have 1 loss in the league standings.