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"VEF Riga" loses to Nymburk CEZ in VTB United League game

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 RIGA, Feb 17 - Latvian basketball club "VEF Riga" was defeated by Czech basketball club Nymburk CEZ 85-89 (18-21, 27-21, 26-20, 14-27) in a VTB United League game in Riga on Saturday.

William Daniels was the highest scorer for "VEF Riga" with 24 points, Dairis Bertans had 16 points, Justin Hamilton 13 points and Earl Rowland with 12 points (plus seven rebounds and eight assists).

In their previous VTB United League game on January 30, "VEF Riga" beat the Czech club 83-81.

"VEF Riga's" latest addition, Justin Hamilton made his debut playing for the club yesterday.

"VEF Riga" are currently in fourth place in VTB United League with nine wins in 15 games, whereas CEZ is in eighth place. The Latvian club has qualified for the tournament's playoffs for the first time.

On Tuesday, "VEF Riga" will play a crucial ULEB Eurocup game against Spain's Bilbao "Uxue". The Latvian club must win in order to advance to ULEB Eurocup quarterfinals.
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