2015–16 LKL season

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LKL
Competition details
Season 2015–16
Teams 10
Games played 180 (regular season)
Dates October 2015 – June 2016
Final positions
Champions Žalgiris (18th title)
Runners-up Neptūnas
Awards
MVP Lithuania Vytautas Šulskis
Finals MVP Ukraine Jerome Randle
Statistical leaders
Points United States Derrick Low
15.7
Rebounds Egypt Assem Marei
7.7
Assists Lithuania Rolandas Alijevas
6.1
Records
Biggest home win Lietuvos rytas 116–54 Nevėžis
(17 October 2015)
Biggest away win Nevėžis 54–98 Žalgiris
(25 January 2016)
Highest scoring Šiauliai 112–110 Juventus
(21 October 2015)
Winning streak 10 games
Žalgiris
Losing streak 13 games
Nevėžis
Highest attendance 10,790
Žalgiris 79–70 Lietuvos rytas
(25 October 2015)
Lowest attendance 221
Pieno žvaigždės 79–54 Nevėžis
(16 January 2016)
Average attendance 2,030
All statistics correct as of 6 June 2016.

The 2015–16 Lietuvos krepšinio lyga was the 23rd season of the top-tier level professional basketball league of Lithuania, the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga (LKL). The regular season started on 30 September 2015.

Žalgiris was the defending champion.

Competition format[edit]

During the regular season, all teams played 36 games. The top eight teams, after playing the whole 40 games, each joined the playoffs, in the quarterfinals, that were played in a best-of-three games format. The semifinals were also played in this format.

The final round was played between the two winners of the semifinals. The final series for the first place was played in a best-of-seven format, while the series for the third place was played in a best-of-five format.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team Location Arena Capacity
Dzūkija Alytus Alytus Arena 5,500
Juventus Utena Utena Arena 2,000
Lietkabelis Panevėžys Cido Arena 5,950
Lietuvos rytas Vilnius Lietuvos rytas Arena
Siemens Arena
2,500
10,000
Neptūnas Klaipėda Švyturys Arena 6,200
Nevėžis Kėdainiai Kėdainiai Arena 2,200
Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys Pieno žvaigždės Arena 1,200
Šiauliai Šiauliai Šiauliai Arena 5,700
Vytautas Prienai-Birštonas Prienai Arena 1,500
Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgiris Arena 15,688

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Žalgiris 36 32 4 3112 2540 +572 Qualification to playoffs
2 Lietuvos rytas 36 28 8 3052 2617 +435
3 Neptūnas 36 19 17 2795 2678 +117
4 Vytautas 36 19 17 2831 2822 +9
5 Juventus 36 18 18 2833 2985 −152
6 Šiauliai 36 18 18 2893 2886 +7
7 Lietkabelis 36 16 20 2705 2847 −142
8 Pieno žvaigždės 36 14 22 2880 3004 −124
9 Nevėžis 36 8 28 2598 3017 −419
10 Dzūkija 36 8 28 2418 2771 −353
Source: LKL

Results[edit]

Rounds 1 and 2[edit]

Home \ Away DZŪ JUV LTK LRY NEP NEV PŽV ŠIA VYT ŽAL
Dzūkija 62–75 64–63 82–91 62–67 57–69 78–70 68–73 77–79 72–80
Juventus 71–66 80–63 92–88 79–76 88–92 76–74 72–70 58–79 65–83
Lietkabelis 76–67 68–70 67–91 75–80 96–75 91–78 78–72 87–81 69–95
Lietuvos rytas 81–69 100–77 87–67 116–54 80–76 96–69 82–61 81–74 68–82
Neptūnas 76–71 82–65 73–65 62–72 77–66 90–79 74–83 82–87 73–82
Nevėžis 60–49 80–81 70–87 72–83 56–81 73–78 94–88 61–78 67–90
Pieno žvaigždės 83–68 83–71 64–86 71–89 89–83 85–61 68–71 71–79 71–88
Šiauliai 71–60 110–112 86–74 87–95 68–75 82–80 77–73 106–75 64–78
Vytautas 89–59 89–65 87–68 79–89 72–85 79–85 92–72 78–76 70–82
Žalgiris 78–43 90–78 103–74 79–70 81–71 82–88 93–88 80–59 94–77

Rounds 3 and 4[edit]

Home \ Away DZŪ JUV LTK LRY NEP NEV PŽV ŠIA VYT ŽAL
Dzūkija 88–77 70–83 58–93 58–55 60–53 75–71 79–86 67–61 69–79
Juventus 82–75 84–70 59–97 104–89 89–73 83–100 90–66 88–61 65–88
Lietkabelis 82–74 84–82 75–65 72–80 76–66 82–83 75–88 67–65 70–90
Lietuvos rytas 88–59 83–82 91–69 95–88 87–70 95–74 79–58 93–84 78–72
Neptūnas 85–65 101–74 70–74 70–62 103–69 95–91 68–73 70–58 70–78
Nevėžis 91–81 81–93 76–81 59–78 69–77 87–95 82–78 72–78 54–98
Pieno žvaigždės 78–58 85–75 84–90 81–77 54–88 79–54 93–87 91–100 101–109
Šiauliai 91–69 109–105 99–82 80–81 79–74 112–90 90–94 90–82 64–80
Vytautas 63–77 96–90 84–76 80–77 82–72 80–76 94–86 68–57 71–79
Žalgiris 101–62 84–86 92–59 79–74 89–57 95–73 93–88 79–82 96–80

Attendances[edit]

Attendances include playoff games:

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Neptūnas 95,051 6,040 1,960 3,960 +27.4%
2 Žalgiris 96,014 10,790 1,426 3,841 +12.5%
3 Lietuvos rytas 60,860 9,850 750 2,536 +82.1%
4 Dzūkija 41,617 4,503 1,145 2,312 +40.6%
5 Šiauliai 31,487 5,465 381 1,574 +14.4%
6 Lietkabelis 28,622 2,907 600 1,506 +84.6%
7 Juventus 31,440 2,238 889 1,429 −3.1%
8 Nevėžis 16,088 1,900 380 894 +32.4%
9 Vytautas 14,540 1,400 400 692 +169.3%
10 Pieno žvaigždės 10,582 1,100 221 557 +31.7%
League total 426,301 10,790 221 2,030 +36.5%

Updated to games played on 6 June 2016
Source: LKL

Playoffs[edit]

Seeded teams play at home games 1, 3, 5 and 7.

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
                            
 
 
 
 
Žalgiris102849500
 
 
 
Pieno žvaigždės66718100
 
Žalgiris91888000
 
 
 
Juventus76737200
 
Vytautas9888657879
 
 
 
Juventus9193667383
 
Žalgiris835478749700
 
 
 
Neptūnas727654507000
 
Lietuvos rytas79858300
 
 
 
Lietkabelis74667800
 
Lietuvos rytas7168667472
 
 
 
Neptūnas8370647373
 
Neptūnas838490870
 
 
Šiauliai779385860
 
 
Third place
 
      
 
 
 
 
Lietuvos rytas85838900
 
 
Juventus83788100
 

Sponsors[edit]

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