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"VEF Riga" loses to "Lokomotiv-Kuban" in VTB League game

Photo: Evija Trifanova/LETA.
 RIGA, Dec 18 - Latvian basketball champions "VEF Riga" lost to "Lokomotiv-Kuban" of Russia 72-77 (26-22, 15-18, 17-15, 14-22) in a VTB United League game in Riga on Monday.
Earl Rowland was the top scorer for "VEF Riga" with 24 points, whereas Nick Calathes scored 21 points for "Lokomotiv-Kuban".
Both teams currently have six wins from nine games, and are in third and fourth places in VTB United League's Group B. Moscow CSKA is in first place with eight wins, whereas "Zalgiris" is in second place with seven wins after eight games.
The top six teams in each of the two groups will qualify for the tournament's playoffs.
Last season, ''VEF Riga'' just missed out on qualifying for the tournament's knock-out stages.
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