Larkin makes history with most points scored in a EuroLeague game

2019-11-29T20:15:53+00:00 2019-11-29T22:33:23+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

29/Nov/19 20:15

Eurohoops.net

Shane Larkin puts his name on top of the list for most points scored in a single EuroLeague game as Efes triumphs over Bayern!

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The incredible Shane Larkin enjoyed an all-time EuroLeague high to lead Anadolu Efes to a smashing 104-75 victory against visiting FC Bayern Munich in Round 11 of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

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.

Record-breaking night

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
Rank Player Team Points Date Season Phase vs.
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 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.

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