Just as his team needed it most, Shane Larkin guaranteed Anadolu Efes Istanbul the long-awaited Homewin and played a monster game to win the first MVP of the Week honor of the season. It was. Larkin won 86-79 against FC Barcelona on Tuesday with 23 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 9 fouls, with a performance index rating of 37, the best win of the week. This is Larkin’s 10th MVP honor since March 2018, the second highest record to date, and five performances against Barcelona. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens’ Nemanyanedovich had the best PIR this week, but Greens lost to host McCaviplaty Tel Aviv, 89-81. Nedvich smashed his career’s best 39 points and 45 PIRs. This included 6 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. His seven triples, made in 13 tries, rivaled Nedvich’s best in 108 EuroLeague matches so far. Nikola Mirchinov of CSKA Moscow finished third with 17 points and 14 rebounds at 78-87 Roadwin at LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, marking four consecutive double-doubles. Just behind him was Jan Veselny. After missing two games, Jan Veselry beat Fenerbahce Beco Istanbul to Olympiacos Piraeus 84-77 at home. Betherie scored 17 points with a perfect 8-to-8 2-point shot and dished 5 assists. Real Madrid’s Walter “Eddie” Tavares visited Alba Berlin with a big 91-62 victory, finishing the top five with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Individual highs: Nemanja Nedović, Panathinaikos, 39 points
Nedvich’s 39 points against Panathinaikos was not only his highest ever and the highest this week, but also the highest point for EuroLeague players this season, scoring the second highest point in his club of the century. CSKA’s Mike James continues to be the overall scoring leader with 20.6 points per game. CSKA’s teammate Miltinov’s 14 boards surpassed all rebounders this week to lead the league with 8.0 per game. Valencia Basket’s Martin Hellman led all passers-by with nine assists, with star Alexei Shevd dominating the league’s best Khimki Moscow region with an average of 8.3 per game. Several players made three such weak steals, and Pierria Henry of TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz became the league leader on average 2.0. And this week’s top shot blocker was Panathinaikos Georgio Spa Pagianis, who was four. He and Tavares share an overall lead of 1.9 per game. Baskonia’s Miltinov, Tavares and Tony Jekiri (12 points, 12 rebounds) were the only double-doubles this week.
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This Week’s MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul-News
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