MVP of the Week: Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos Piraeus

A profitable effort in his group’s ultimate recreation of the Turkish Airways Euroleague Common Season allowed Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus to earn his second MVP of the Week honor within the final month. Vezenkov led Olympiacos to an 82-75 victory with a efficiency index score of 31, his second-best mark in 150 profession EuroLeague video games. He solely had a better PIR final month in opposition to ALBA Berlin in Spherical 30 , when he gained his first weekly MVP honor. Vezenkov completed Friday’s recreation with 20 factors on 6-for-8 two-point taking pictures and 11 rebounds – together with a career-high 9 defensive boards – plus an help, a steal, and 4 fouls drawn. Iffe Lundberg of CSKA Moscow led his group to an 88-70 dwelling victory in opposition to LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne with a PIR of 30, this week’s second-best whole. Showing in solely his ninth recreation within the competitors, Lundberg got here off the bench to attain 23 factors, making 5 of seven two-point pictures and three of 5 three-pointers. He additionally had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and three assists. Nicolas Laprovittola of Actual Madrid and Thomas Walkup of Zalgiris Kaunas had PIRs of 29 this week. Laprovittola paced Actual to a playoff-clinching highway win at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, gathering 18 factors, a career-high 10 assists, 4 assists and a pair of steals. Walkup had 18 factors, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and a pair of steals in his group’s ultimate recreation of the season, a house win over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Rounding out the listing of week’s high performers had been Fenerbahce’s Nando De Colo and CSKA’s Michael Eric, every with a PIR of 27. De Colo had 23 factors and 5 assists, whereas Eric collected 21 factors, 9 rebounds and three steals.

Particular person highs: Jordan Mickey, Khimki, 5 blocks

Jalen Reynolds of FC Bayern Munich led all scorers this week with 26 factors in his group’s highway win in opposition to FC Barcelona. Khimki Moscow Area guard Alexey Shved is the general EuroLeague scoring chief with 19.8 factors per recreation. Vezenkov and Landry Nnoko of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade every pulled down 11 rebounds, greater than any participant this week. CSKA’s Nikola Milutinov is the rebounds chief with 8.6 per recreation. Laprovittola and Sergio Rodriguez of Milan every had 10 assists to steer the weekly standings. Shved leads the league averaging 7.7 assists. Three gamers had 4 steals this week: Mateusz Ponitka of Zenit St Petersburgh, Johannes Thiemann of ALBA Berlin, and Derrick Williams of Valencia Basket. Pierria Henry of TD Techniques Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz leads the steals charts with 1.7 per recreation. Jordan Mickey of Khimki Moscow Area had a career-high 5 blocks in a rescheduled Spherical 24 recreation in opposition to Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Actual’s Walter Tavares is the league chief with 1.7 blocks per recreation. Vezenkov and Laprovittola had been the one gamers to register a double-double this week.

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