The PLK season ended on Wednesday in the same fashion as the previous eight seasons: Namely, with Asseco Prokom Gdynia holding Poland’s basketball championship title, as Trefl Spot managed to take the series to seven games but in the end fell 76-68 in the final match.
And so the league has released its semi-obligatory “Top 10 plays of the playoffs” video; figuring heavily into the highlight clip is Asseco Prokom in general with eight moments of glory. But just as throughout the regular-season, Donatas Motiejunas proved that he’s worthy of more attention than that from the Houston Rockets and Lithuanian nations; indeed, the big guy went for 23 points and 11 rebounds in the decisive game.
D-Mo boasts roles in no fewer than four of the PKL’s top 10, displaying nice athleticism, speed and sheer control of the paint. Below see Doncė:
• at no. 10, with an easy one-handed jam;
• at no. 7, with an effortless swat of a Jermaine Mallett shot in the lane;
• at no. 4, producing another easy throwdown two in transition (incidentally, can the Rockets bring Jerrell Blassingame over, too?); and
• at no. 3, showing off his passing skills with a bouncer around the defender to find Adam Lapeta for a jam.
Unfortunately, this may end being the last we see of Motiejunas before the 2012-13 NBA season tips off; he will reportedly sign with the Rockets on July 1, thus forcing him to skip playing in the Olympic qualifiers with Team Lithuania.
Hungry yet, Houston…?