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Nikola Milutinov posted a big double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds for a PIR of 36 to lead CSKA Moscow to a stunning 91-72 victory over ALBA Berlin and landed Round 25’s MVP honors, his second of the season.
Milutinov led CSKA to a 91-72 home win over ALBA Berlin with a performance index rating of 36, the highest of all players in Round 25. He finished the game with 21 points on 7-for-10 two-point and 7-for-8 free-throw shooting. Milutinov added 11 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and 7 fouls drawn for his PIR total. It marked his second MVP honor of this season – he had a PIR of 28 in Round 23 – and the sixth of his career.
Coming next, Marcos Knight of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne had a career-high PIR of 30 in his team’s 78-72 road loss against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Knight had personal bests of 21 points and 12 rebounds, hitting 8 of 11 two-pointers and drawing 3 fouls. Scottie Wilbekin of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Luke Sikma of ALBA Berlin each had a PIR of 25. Wilbekin posted 20 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 7 fouls drawn in a losing effort against FC Bayern Munich, while ALBA could not beat CSKA Moscow in the Russian capital despite Sikma’s 15 points, 9 rebounds, a block and 9 fouls drawn. Marko Guduric of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Nikola Ivanovic of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, with PIRs of 24, completed the top individual performances in Round 25.
Photo credit: CSKA Moscow (cskabasket.com)