Lithuanian national basketball team

An in-depth analysis of Lithuania’s national basketball team after the third window games!

About 6 minutes into Lithuania’s first game versus Poland on June 28th, I was thinking to myself that Lithuania was in big trouble. They didn’t start out good at all. A scrappy Polish team was putting up an intense fight, jumping out to an early lead. They were knocking down everything from beyond the arc and team LT looked like they had not even practiced. They were very slow on defensive switches and close-outs, which led to these wide-open early three-pointers by Poland. Basically, it looked as though LT was just going through the motions and mailing it in, not caring about winning or putting forth much effort at all […]

Harrison Barnes and Donatas Motiejūnas

Motiejūnas and Rockets eliminated after blow-out loss to Warriors

Donatas Motiejūnas and the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by a Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors in a crushing defeat last night. […]

Jonas Valančiūnas next to the USSR's coat of arms

Five Lithuanian basketballers win dubious honour of being named members of modern fantasy USSR team

A Russian sports website named has given five Lithuanian basketball players the questionable honor of playing on that website’s modern-day USSR fantasy dream team. The article’s author recounted that four Lithuanian basketball players – Arvydas Sabonis, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Valdemaras Chomičius and Rimas Kurtinaitis – played for the Soviet Union when its basketball team took the gold at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. […]

Jonas Valančiūnas

Valančiūnas’ double trouble in Spain

Jonas Valančiūnas has guided Lithuania to a 75:62 victory over African powerhouse Angola to cement his nation’s position on top of Group D at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. […]