By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vasilije Micic was named Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 27 MVP, Euroleague Basketball announced Saturday.
Micic, 28, topped the entire playing field stretching from Thursday to Friday generating 30 PIR in the lopsided and record-breaking victory for Anadolu Efes against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. He tallied 20 points with 7/9 field goals and dished out ten assists for his second double-double in a row.
The 2021 season and Final Four MVP racked up his second weekly MVP award this season and eighth overall through seven years in Europe’s premier club continental competition.
Per the press release: “A great performance in a record-breaking showdown saw Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul earn the MVP of Round 27 distinction in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Micic led Efes to a 109-77 home victory against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv in which his team downed 22 three-pointers to set a new all-time EuroLeague record.
He finished the game with 20 points by making 3 of 4 two-point shots, 4 of 5 three-pointers and 2 of 2 free throws. He added 10 assists with no turnovers and 4 fouls drawn for a PIR of 30, the highest in Round 27. This is Micic’s second MVP of the Round award this season and his eighth overall. In Round 15, he shared MVP honors with Mike James of AS Monaco.
Following Micic, Aaron White of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade had a PIR of 27 in a losing effort against one of his former teams, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. White finished the game with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 6 fouls drawn. Next, Alpha Diallo of AS Monaco led his team to a 92-78 victory against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul with a PIR of 26. Diallo had 24 points on 7-for-9 two-point and 3-for-5 three-point shooting, adding 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 fouls drawn. Nemanja Nedovic of Panathinaikos and Dontas Motiejunas of Monaco, with PIRs of 25, completed the top individual performances in Round 27.”
A powerful dunk by Moustapha Fall landed the Olympiacos center in first place of the Round 27 Top 10 Plays.
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