Jordan Loyd named EuroLeague Playoffs Game 2 MVP

2023-04-29T13:26:41+00:00 2023-04-29T13:26:41+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

29/Apr/23 13:26
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The career-high night for Jordan Loyd helped AS Monaco tie the series with Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Eurohoops Team/

Helping AS Monaco beat Maccabi to tie the series 1-1 before moving to Tel Aviv, Jordan Loyd has deserved to be named the EuroLeague Playoffs Game 2 MVP, following an outstanding performance.

The former Crvena Zvezda shooting guard finished with a career-best 36 PIR with a career-high 33 points, shooting 5/5 from two, 5/9 from three, and 8/9 at the line. He also grabbed 2 rebounds, dished 2 assists, recorded 2 steals, and had 0 turnovers in just under 27 minutes on the floor.

EuroLeague Press Release also stated that “The second-highest PIR in Game 2 belongs to FC Barcelona center Jan Vesely, who had a PIR of 33. The 2019 EuroLeague MVP scored 26 points, shooting 10-of-13 on two-pointers and 6-for-6 on free throws, as Barca beat Zalgiris Kaunas 89-81 to improve to 2-0 in the series. Vesely had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block, too. Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus recorded a 27 PIR, the third-best mark in Game 2, in his side’s 78-82 defeat at home to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. The forward scored 18 points, making 2-of-3 two-pointers, 1-of-4 threes, and all 11 of his free throws, while he also pulled down 7 rebounds, made 1 assist, and had 2 steals. The player with the fourth-best PIR in Game 2 is Nikola Mirotic of Barcelona, as he amassed 22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals in his team’s win over Zalgiris. Rounding out the list of top performers in Game 2 are two players who had a 21 PIR: Nigel Hayes-Davis of Fenerbahce and Moustapha Fall of Olympiacos. The former finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, and 0 turnovers as Fenerbahce beat Olympiacos to level the series at 1-1, while the latter recorded 7 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks”.

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