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Right from the first half, Larkin showed that he was unstoppable and finished the first half with a 25-point show, that extended to overall EuroLeague and career-high performance of 49 points (10/12 from the three-point line), five assists and two rebounds for a total PIR of 53.
“I don’t know what to say right now. We’ve been working really hard as a team every day at practice. I’ve been getting better, more healthy. My teammates have been doing a great job of pushing me at practice; the trainers have been doing a great job of getting me healthy. Tonight was one of those nights where you make your first couple of shots, and the rim looks like the ocean. I’m just really grateful for this moment. This is truly a blessing, for sure”, he said after the game.
Larkin surpassed legendary EuroLeague greats with his new, incredible record of 43 points. The last one to achieve 41 points in a single game on the list was Montepaschi Siena’s Bobby Brown in the now distant 2013!
|Records – Players – Points|
|1||Shane Larkin||Anadolu Efes Istanbul||49||29 Nov. 2019||2019-20||Regular Season||FC Bayern Munich|
|2||Bobby Brown||Montepaschi Siena||41||4 Jan. 2013||2012-13||Top 16||Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul|
|2||Kaspars Kambala||Efes Pilsen||41||30 Oct. 2001||2002-03||Regular Season||FC Barcelona|
|2||Carlton Myers||PAF Bologna||41||7 Mar. 2001||2000-01||Playoffs||Real Madrid|
|2||Alphonso Ford||Peristeri||41||31 Jan. 2001||2000-01||Playoffs||Tau Ceramica|
|6||Marc Salyers||Chorale Roanne||40||14 Nov. 2007||2007-08||Regular Season||Fenerbahce Ulker|
|6||Arvydas Macijauskas||Tau Ceramica||40||17 Dec. 2003||2003-04||Regular Season||ASVEL Basket|
|6||Vlado Scepanovic||Partizan||40||9 Jan. 2002||2001-02||Regular Season||Ural Great|
As if that wasn’t enough, he tied Andrew Goudelock for most threes made with his ten successful attempts.
LARKIN IN GOD MODEpic.twitter.com/A8DCnBsSrE
— Eurohoops.net (@Eurohoopsnet) November 29, 2019
Larkin is used to big-time games, with his previous record being 37 points against Barcelona this past season. He looks ready to finish off the job he left of last season when Efes were the runner-ups for the EuroLeague title.
With such a compelling presence on the floor, Efes soon found its way to double-digit leads, pacing Bayern for the entirety of the game. The home team even expanded its lead to 20 points by the start of the fourth period and moved on to their 9th win in 11 games.
On the other end of the floor, Vladimir Lucic did his best to keep the German team in place and finished the game with 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists. However, this defeat makes Bayern fall to a 4-7 record in the competition’s standings.