NEWS

07.09.2007
Timing Is Everything

In 2001 Latvia was crowned as the surprising team of EuroBasket.

With the young, and back then anonymous, powerful center Kasparas Kambala, they barely lost to hosting Turkey on opening night.

05.09.2007
Portugal Keep Hope Alive

Portugal beat Latvia 77-67 but failed to leapfrog them in the Group B table, leaving their hopes of reaching the next round hanging by a thread.

Needing to win by 15 plus points, the Portuguese stunned their opponents with a remarkable three-point shooting exhibition (nine of 18, 50%) and actually led 61-44 with 9:02 remaining in the game after a Paulo Cunha three-ball.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 4Uvis Helmanis PF 2.04 10.06.1972 Talsi (LAT)  Ventspils 
 5Aigars Vitols GF 1.94 15.02.1976 Riga (LAT)  Ventspils 
 6Armands Skele 1.92 04.09.1983 Riga (LAT)  Barons Riga 
 7Janis Blums SG 1.91 20.04.1982 Saldus (LAT)  Eldo Napoli 
 8Raimonds Vaikulis SG 1.88 04.02.1980 Preili (LAT)  Barons Riga 
 9Gatis Jahovics SF 2.00 11.08.1984 Riga (LAT)  ASK Riga 
10Sandis Valters SG 1.90 31.08.1978 Riga (LAT)  ASK Riga 
11Pavels Veselovs PF 2.07 15.07.1983 Riga (LAT)  Ventspils 
12Kaspars Cipruss 2.07 18.02.1982 Rezekne (LAT)  Ventspils 
13Raitis Grafs 2.08 12.06.1981 Riga (LAT)  ASK Riga 
14Kristaps Janicenoks 1.95 14.03.1983 Riga (LAT)  Climamio Bolonia 
15Andris Biedrins 2.11 02.04.1986 Riga (LAT)  Golden State Warriors 

COACHES

Head Coach: Karlis Muiznieks

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05.09.2007
Latvia Look For Momentum

Latvia may not have won their game against Spain on Tuesday, but they offered further evidence that they have all the makings of a team that can reach the latter stages of the EuroBasket.

The difference between this year’s side and those in the past is clearly the emergence of Andris Biedrins, their low post threat who never shied away from attacking the basket against the Spanish, even when going up against Pau Gasol.

Gasol Leads Spain Past Latvia04.09.2007
Hot-shooting Latvians Face Spanish Test04.09.2007
Vitols Helps Latvia Stun Croatia03.09.2007
Croatia Have Some Unfinished Business02.09.2007
Welsch Leads Czechs Past Latvia In EuroBasket Warm-up15.08.2007
Latvia Continue To Impress13.08.2007
Latvia Wins Warmup Tournament09.08.2007
Latvia: Biedrins Addition Can Boost Game04.08.2007
Biedrins Included In Latvia Squad18.07.2007
Jankov Signs With Latvian Basketball Federation19.06.2007

Team

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SCHEDULE

03.09.2007vs CRO[W] 85-77
04.09.2007vs ESP[L] 77-93
05.09.2007vs POR[L] 67-77

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