BC Kalev/Cramo started the new year in VTB with a win against Minski Tsmoki 95:82 (55:36).
The game was exciting only for the first couple of minutes, as led by Donaldas Kairys, Kalev took a comfortable first quarter lead thanks to many steals and won the first quarter by 10 points and Kalev did not look back and took a comfortable win even though they lost the last quarter by 7 points. A
Arnett Moultrie had a big 22 point and 12 rebound double-double, Chavaughn Lewis added 17, Janari Jõesaar 14, Branko Mirkovic 12, Reggie Lynxh 10, Kristjan Kitsing 9, Kristjan Kangur 6, Tanel Kurbas 3 and Martin Dorbek 2 points. Tony Wroten was not able to make a VTB debut as he got sick in a couple of days before the game. Devon Saddler had 20 points for Minsk, ex-Kalev player Vitaly Liutych finished with 12 points.
For Kalev, it was their fourth win from nine games against the Belarussian top team.
6 wins and 7 losses puts Kalev on the eight spot in VTB. Last year Kalev finished with 6 wins and 18 losses. Only undefeated team right now is Moscow CSKA.