By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Khimki Moscow guard Alexey Shved was named MVP of Round 9 of the EuroLeague regular season following his game-winning performance vs. Zalgiris Kaunas.
Shved had also won MVP in Round 8, after leading Khimki to a victory over Buducnost.
Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region proved to be the player with the highest performance index rating on a winning team in Round 9 the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, earning him the MVP of the Round honor for the second time in 48 hours. Shved led Khimki to a 83-84 road win against Zalgiris Kaunas with a PIR of 32. He finished the game with 25 points on 5-for-8 two-point, 3-for-10 three-point and 6-for-7 free-throw shooting. He added 10 assists, 4 steals – matching his career high – 2 rebounds, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn. Having also won the award in Round 8, Shved is the first player to earn back-to-back MVP of the Round honors this season. Brandon Davies of Zalgiris had the highest PIR in Round 9 but could not lead his team to victory. Davies had 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 12 fouls drawn against Khimki for a PIR of 39 in a losing effort. Keith Langford of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens had a PIR of 35, but his team lost at KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Langford finished the game with 33 points, 3 rebounds and 9 fouls drawn in Panathinaikos‘s 86-77 road loss. Maodo Lo of FC Bayern Munich (28) and Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow (27) complete the top individual performances in Regular Season Round 9.