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OnScene: Following the Ball family through Lithuania

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Ball brothers combine to score 29 in pro debut (0:59)

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball finish with 19 and 10 points, respectively, in their professional basketball debut in Lithuania. (0:59)

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have now officially made their pro basketball debuts in Lithuania, combining for 29 points for Prienai Vytautas on Tuesday.

The brothers' much-anticipated pro debut capped off an eventful week as the Ball family landed in Lithuania and got acquainted to life in eastern Europe. ESPN was there to chronicle the family's first week in Lithuania. Here are some of the highlights:

Tuesday, Jan. 9: Ball brothers make their debut

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LaVar: 'We're not here to be a sideshow'

LaVar Ball shares his thoughts on LiAngelo and LaMelo's performances after their professional debuts in Lithuania.

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Ball brothers make pro ball in Lithuania look easy

LaMelo throws the long pass to his brother LiAngelo as the Ball brothers make their professional debut.

Here's a look at the revamped Big Baller Brand court here in Prienai, Lithuania -- where LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are set to make their pro debuts in about 20 minutes.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

Cool moment to see Lavar's wife, Tina, with her sons here in Lithuania from where she was about a year ago following a stroke. Still needs assistance getting around, but making progress.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

Game-day pre-game shootaround. Vytautas playing knockout here in Lithuania. LaMelo and LiAngelo make pro debuts at 8:30 local time.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
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Vytautas plays knockout before Ball brothers' debut

My man who welcomed the Ball Family at the airport is now here singing, "Welcome to Lithuania" a few minutes before this game starts.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
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LaVar on sons' pro debut: 'It's gonna be a show'

LaVar Ball voices his opinions on how his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo will perform in their professional debuts and how his wife, Tina, feels watching them play together.

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LiAngelo, LaMelo ready for Lithuania debut

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball share their thoughts on playing in Lithuania for the first time.

Sunday, Jan. 7: Ball family talks with Jeff Goodman

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LaVar Ball: Something's wrong with Lakers

LaVar Ball says it appears that the Lakers are losing because they don't want to play for coach Luke Walton.

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LaVar guarantees sons can beat pro team.

LaVar says his three sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo, on the same team could beat a professional team "right now."

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LaMelo: 'Dream come true' to be done with school.

LaMelo Ball doesn't think people need school if they're pursuing a career in athletics.

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LiAngelo: UCLA could've disclosed suspension length.

LiAngelo Ball says he hoped that UCLA would've given him a timetable on his suspension after he was caught shoplifting in China.

Saturday, Jan. 6: Ball brothers don't travel to Vilnius

The Ball brothers were supposed to make the trip to Vilnius for today's game, but remained in Prienai after the opposing team, Lietuvos Rytas, didn't initially allow the cameras from the Ball reality show in the arena.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
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Goodman: 'LaVar Ball is calling the shots far more' in Lithuania.

Jeff Goodman reports that Prienai Vytautas is working with LaVar Ball and his sons so they can all benefit on and off the court.

Friday, Jan. 5: First practice, news conference

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Ball brothers practice for first time with new team.

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball warm up and scrimmage with their new team, BC Prienai, for the first time Friday.

LiAngelo and LaMelo get their jerseys ... and LaVar gets the No. 99 jersey.

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Ball family presented with their Prienai Vytautas jerseys

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball starting their first practice with their new team in Lithuania -- Prienai Vytautas.

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LaMelo, LiAngelo participate in first practice in Lithuania

LiAngelo Ball with a layup here early in his first practice with his new team in Lithuania. LaMelo has struggled early with his shot.

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LiAngelo finishes layup early in first practice

And here we go ... my first Lithuanian news conference. Here at the Harmony Park resort and spa. The Ball family and the brass for Prienai Vytautas.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

This is Evelina Pavliukovic -- who just stole the show in this news conference when she asked out LiAngelo. She works for KK2 from LNK TV.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

Thursday, Jan. 4: Settling into town

The scene now outside the baggage claim door awaiting the Ball family. Surreal.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider

LaMelo and LiAngelo came down and got a look at their new arena, and got some shots up. "It's real nice," LiAngelo told ESPN. "I like it. A lot."

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
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Ball brothers test new home court in Lithuania

Edvinas Seskus, Preinu Vytautas' shooting guard who also happens to be the son of the coach, getting up some shots -- and making a bunch -- after practice.

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Prienai Vytautas shooting guard gets shots up after practice

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Ball family arrives in Lithuania

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LaVar Ball arrives in Lithuania

Jeff Goodman talks with LaVar Ball about his expectations for his sons LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball playing professional basketball in Lithuania.

Melo and Gelo arriving at their new home for the however long they wind up staying ... Vytautas Mineral Spa in Birstonas. About an hour outside of Vilnius in the absolute boonies.

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LaMelo, LiAngelo arrive in Lithuania

The scene now outside the baggage claim door awaiting the Ball family. Surreal.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider