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"VEF Riga" earns hard-fought victory in VTB United League game

Photo: Ieva Čika/LETA.
 MOSCOW, Jan 7 - Latvian basketball champions "VEF Riga" defeated Lyubertsy "Triumph" of Russia 80-78 (24-33, 23-24, 13-15, 20-6) in a VTB United League game on Sunday.
Earl Rowland scored 22 points for the Riga club, including the game-winning two-pointer one second before the buzzer. Kaspars Bertains had 12 poitns and Dairis Bertans 11.
It was the Latvian club's seventh win in ten games.
"VEF Riga" is currently in third place in VTB Untied League's Group B, whereas "Triumph" is in seventh place with four wins. Kaunas "Zalgiris" (Lithuania) and Moscow CSKA share the first place currently with nine wins each.
After the preliminary round, six best teams in each group will qualify for the playoffs.
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