By John Askounis/ email@example.com
Fifteen matches have been played so far in the 2019 EuroLeague Playoffs. The sixteenth and last one will be between Anadolu Efes and FC Barcelona Lassa on Wednesday. The winner will complete the Final Four field alongside Fenerbahce Beko, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid.
Efes’ Shane Larkin is already the player with the most points in the postseason of Europe’s premier competition. The 26-year-old point guard will end up first in total points scored provided no other player produces a massive Game 5 offensive showing and likely in points per game as well if he drops at least ten on Wednesday.
Larkin was in the EuroLeague Playoffs once before in 2017 with his Baskonia being the victim of a sweep from CSKA Moscow. He poured 38 points in those three contests averaging 12.7 per match, but raised his game to a whole other level this time around with 30 points in the first two matches, 30 in Game 3 and 20 in Game 4.
2019 EuroLeague Top 10 Scorers:
|1. Shane Larkin (Anadolu Efes)||80||20|
|2. Nando De Colo (CSKA Moscow)||72||18|
|3. Vincent Poirier (KIROLBET Baskonia)||66||16.5|
|4. Cory Higgins (CSKA Moscow)||57||14.3|
|5. Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes)||54||13.5|
|6. Nate Wolters (Zalgiris Kaunas)||53||13.3|
|7. Marko Guduric (Fenerbahce Beko)||52||13|
|8. Ante Tomic (FC Barcelona Lassa)||51||12.8|
|9. Brandon Davies (Zalgiris Kaunas)||50||12.5|
|10. Darrun Hilliard (KIROLBET Baskonia)||49||12.3|
Real Madrid and Panathinaikos OPAP players are missing from the Top 10, but Facundo Campazzo and Jeffery Taylor made the cut average-wise. Both Real players scored 37 points in the three-game sweep and averaged 12.3 to share tenth place in the list of players with the most points per game.
|Player (Team)||Points Per Game|
|1. Shane Larkin (Anadolu Efes)||20|
|2. Nando De Colo (CSKA Moscow)||18|
|3. Vincent Poirier (KIROLBET Baskonia)||16.5|
|4. Cory Higgins (CSKA Moscow)||14.3|
|5. Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes)||13.5|
|6. Nate Wolters (Zalgiris Kaunas)||13.3|
|7. Marko Guduric (Fenerbahce Beko)||13|
|8. Ante Tomic (FC Barcelona Lassa)||12.8|
|9. Brandon Davies (Zalgiris Kaunas)||12.5|
|10. Facundo Campazzo and Jeffery Taylor (Real Madrid)||12.3|