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November 28, 2021 - Round 12 MVP: William Howard, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

william howardWilliam Howard of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne will never forget his Round 12 performance against AS Monaco. Howard led ASVEL to a thrilling 84-85 victory, burying the game-winning shot from almost midcourt and earning the Round 12 MVP honor in the process. Howard finished the game with career highs of 23 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals and a performance index rating of 33 that was the highest among all EuroLeague players this round. He was also near-perfect while shooting in 3 of 5 two-pointers, 5 of 5 triples and 2 of 4 free throws. He topped it all off with what was arguably one of the most spectacular game-winning shots in competition history to claim the MVP of the Round honor for the first time in his EuroLeague career. Georgios Papagiannis of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens followed with a PIR of 31, his new career-high, in a 70-64 home win over Zenit St Petersburg. Papagiannis tied his personal best with 18 points, making 8-of-9 two points shots, and also posted 13 rebounds and 4 blocks, both of them the second-best totals of his career. Darrun Hilliard of FC Bayern Munich had a PIR of 30 in a road loss against his former team, CSKA Moscow. Read more here.

November 25, 2021 - Round 12

One of the most passionate club rivalries in world basketball, the Istanbul derby, takes the stage for Thursday's Game of the Week with much still to be learned this season about two protagonists who've had an outsized influence on Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in recent years. For the first time in six seasons under the EuroLeague's round-robin format, neither host Fenerbache Beko Istanbul nor visiting champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul occupy an eventual playoff position in the standings at the one-third mark on the 34-game calendar. Read more here.

FC Barcelona vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 96-73
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 72-93
AS Monaco vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 84-85
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. UNICS Kazan 78-98
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Real Madrid 60-88
ALBA Berlin vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 91-86
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Zenit St Petersburg 70-64
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84-89
CSKA Moscow vs. FC Bayern Munich 77-74

November 22, 2021 - Round 11 MVP: Lorenzo Brown, UNICS Kazan

lorenzo brownA stunning individual performance in a winning effort allowed Lorenzo Brown of UNICS Kazan to earn Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 11 MVP honors. Brown led UNICS to an 85-71 home victory against ALBA Berlin with a PIR of 31. He finished the game with 21 points on 7-of-11 two-pointers, 2-of-4 three-pointers and 1-of-1 free throws, tying his career high with 9 assists, along with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 fouls drawn. It was the first MVP of the Round award in his career, and he became the fifth UNICS players to earn this honor, after Vladimir Veremeenko, D'Or Fischer, Keith Langford - who did it three times in a UNICS jersey - and Latavious Williams, the last UNICS player to achieve it in 2017. Elsewhere, Kostas Sloukas of Olympiacos Piraeus had a PIR of 29 in his team's home victory against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Sloukas finished the game with 18 points on 8-of-8 free throws, adding 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and 9 fouls drawn. Nicolas Laprovittola of FC Barcelona and Mario Hezonja of UNICS each had a PIR of 28 in Round 11. Laprovittola tied a club record with 7 three-pointers made, and had 25 points and 7 rebounds in Barcelona's 60-80 win against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Read more here.

November 18, 2021 - Round 11

Home-court advantage came to the fore in Round 10 – the first of two rounds being played in the third week of November. Only one team, Real Madrid, managed to win on the road while eight other teams celebrated with their fans. Among the major highlights were Zalgiris capturing its first win of the season, UNICS knocking off top-ranked Milan and Barcelona surviving a thriller against CSKA. The results left a three-way tie atop the standings between Milan, Barcelona and Real with 8-2 records with Zenit and Maccabi, which both won at home, one win behind. Read more here.

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow 74-80
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. FC Barcelona 60-80
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 90-73
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 86-75
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. AS Monaco 98-77
Zenit St Petersburg vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 74-70
UNICS Kazan vs. ALBA Berlin 85-71
Real Madrid vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 79-67
FC Bayern Munich vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 81-78

November 18, 2021 - Round 10 MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

scottie wilbekinScottie Wilbekin turned in a transcendent performance on Wednesday night to lead Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv to a 95-84 victory over AS Monaco and win MVP honors for Round 10 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Wilbekin set a career-high and tied a club record with 37 points. He made 7 of his 10 two-point shots, 6 of 12 shots from downtown and 5 of 6 free throws. Wilbekin also dished 8 assists, swiped 2 steals and drew 4 fouls in compiling a performance index rating of 37, which was the highest of any player in the round. It marks the third MVP of the round in Wilbekin’s career and his second this season. Sharing the runner-up spot for Round 10 were Rodrigue Beaubois of Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Jordan Loyd of Zenit St Petersburg, both with PIRs of 33. Beaubois scored a career-high 29 points on 7-of-10 three-point shooting in an 88-69 victory over Olympiacos Piraeus. Loyd racked up a season-high 25 points plus 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals in a 75-66 win over ALBA Berlin. Rounding out the round’s best performances were Steven Enoch of Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Donta Hall of Monaco. Enoch helped his team defeat Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 93-74 with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a PIR of 32. Hall posted 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks for a PIR of 29. Read more here.

November 15, 2021 - Round 10

The games keep on coming with another two-round week of action, featuring some epic battles between heavyweights of European basketball. FC Barcelona (7-2) recovered from back-to-back losses in impressive style last week, thrashing Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to remain perfect at home and stay in a share of second place. Similarly, CSKA Moscow (5-4) shrugged off a three-game losing streak by grinding out a gritty victory over Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Read more here.

FC Barcelona vs. CSKA Moscow 81-73
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. AS Monaco 95-84
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 88-69
Zenit St Petersburg vs. ALBA Berlin 75-66
UNICS Kazan vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 97-71
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 93-74
FC Bayern Munich vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 71-63
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Real Madrid 74-87
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 76-69

November 14, 2021 - Round 9 MVP, Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona

nikola miroticOn the night he was presented with the MVP trophy for the month of October, FC Barcelona forward Nikola Mirotic had one of the most efficient games of his career as he led his team to a big 93-67 win over Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and earned the MVP of the Round 9 honor in the process. Mirotic spent only 18 minutes and 20 seconds on the floor on Thursday night, but still finished with 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Impressively, Mirotic knocked down 4 two-pointers and three-pointers apiece on perfect shooting, and also made 5-of-6 free throws. He finished with a performance index rating of 37, tied for his career-best, and the highest in Round 9. In that same game, Baskonia center Steven Enoch had a PIR of 35. He collected 22 points plus 8 rebounds, 1 block and 8 drawn fouls. The next best index rating, 28, belongs to the 2020-21 EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul. In a 63-90 road win over ALBA Berlin, Micic shined with 19 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade forward Nikola Kalinic had a career-night in a 73-67 win over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Read more here.

November 10, 2021 - Round 9

Round 9 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague will see five teams currently tied for second place attempt to maintain their high position, while the sole leader faces a tough test on the road. After a run of three consecutive heavy losses, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (3-5) will be looking for a reaction when it travels for an all-Spanish League affair at FC Barcelona (6-2) on Thursday. Read more here.

Real Madrid vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 95-82
AS Monaco vs. FC Bayern Munich 94-71
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 43-68
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 84-78
FC Barcelona vs. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 93-67
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. UNICS Kazan 72-74
ALBA Berlin vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63-90
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 73-67
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 74-73

November 7, 2021 - Round 8 MVP: Chris Jones, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

chris jonesA week after Elie Okobo of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne took Round 7’s MVP award, in Round 8 it was the turn of his teammate Chris Jones to step into the spotlight as he excelled in an 85-82 home win over UNICS Kazan. Jones scored a career-high 25 points with most of his success coming inside, as he converted 8-of-10 two-point attempts. He also made 6-of-7 free throws and 1-of-4 three-pointers. The ASVEL guard added 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal for a PIR of 27, the best of all winning players this week. The two top individual performances in Round 8, though, came from players who ended up on the losing team. CSKA Moscow’s Will Clyburn had a PIR of 34 in his team’s home loss to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, combining 26 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots; and Mario Hezonja of UNICS contributed 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists for a PIR of 29 in the loss to ASVEL. Derrick Williams of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a PIR of 26 in a road win over Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Completing the list of the top performers in Round 8 are four players with PIR 23: Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce, Guerschon Yabusele of Real Madrid, Tyler Dorsey of Olympiacos Piraeus and Luke Sikma of ALBA Berlin. Read more here.

November 4, 2021 - Round 8

Round 8 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague roars into action on Thursday and Friday with a selection of top-class games including a meeting of the current co-leaders. After suffering their first defeats of the season last week, co-leaders AX Armani Exchange Milan and FC Barcelona (both 6-1) meet for a titanic tussle in the Italian fashion capital on Thursday night. In addition to pitting the competition's pace-setters, the game is also a rematch of last season's thrilling semifinal when Cory Higgins struck a nerveless game-winner to send Barcelona to the title game. Read more here.

FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid 76-80
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 69-87
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. AS Monaco 86-65
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. ALBA Berlin 71-79
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zenit St Petersburg 79-90
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. FC Barcelona 75-70
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. UNICS Kazan 85-82
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 81-48
CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 82-91

November 2, 2021 - MVP for October: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona

nikola miroticOnly one team, FC Barcelona, made it through the first six rounds of the regular season undefeated, and one player had the most to say about that, do-it-all forward Nikola Mirotic, who is EuroLeague Basketball's choice as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for October. Even in his worst game of October, the sole one among seven in which his performance index rating dipped to single digits, Mirotic was the hero, making a buzzer-beater in traffic to seize the win. Otherwise, he was as solid as solid gets, leading Barca in scoring and PIR in three more victories and ranking second in one or the other category for the team's remaining two wins. At month's end, Mirotic had amassed the highest PIR total of all EuroLeague players, 144, and the fifth-most points, 114, despite ranking 27th in minutes played. Read more here.

October 30, 2021 - Round 7 MVP: Elie Okobo, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

elie okoboElie Okobo led LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne to a 70-84 road victory against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, earning the Round 7 MVP honor in the process. Okobo set a new ASVEL club record with 35 points. The French powerhouse's previous scoring record in the competition belonged to Ali Traore, who had 29 points against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on October 28, 2009. Okobo buried 8-of-12 two-point shots, 5-of-7 three-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws, adding 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 5 fouls drawn for a PIR of 37. He stepped up when it mattered the most, too, scoring 25 points in the second half, and 17 in the final 5 minutes, including back-to-back triples to seal the outcome down the stretch. Walter Tavares of Real Madrid had the next best PIR, 28, in his team's road loss against UNICS Kazan. Tavares had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and a block. Luka Mitrovic of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade recorded a PIR of 27 in a losing effort against AX Armani Exchange Milan, recording 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, a block and 7 fouls drawn. Cory Higgins of FC Barcelona, Donta Hall of AS Monaco and Darrun Hilliard of FC Bayern Munich, each with a PIR of 26, complete the list of top individual performances in Round 7. Read more here.

October 28, 2021 - Round 7

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 70-84
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 94-60
AS Monaco vs. CSKA Moscow 97-80
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 83-54
UNICS Kazan vs. Real Madrid 65-58
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 79-62
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. FC Barcelona 85-68
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 67-65
ALBA Berlin vs. FC Bayern Munich 69-82

October 28, 2021 - Round 6 MVP: Daryl Macon Jr., Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

daryl maconHis sixth appearance in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game was one to remember for Daryl Macon Jr., who positively shined in leading Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to a resounding 95-69 victory over the defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul, earning his first MVP of the Round honor in the process. Macon posted a PIR of 38, the highest of any player in Round 6 and tied for the season's best, after scoring 34 points on a club-record 9-for-12 three-point shooting. Those were the only 3 shots that Macon missed all night; he made both of his two-point attempts and 3 of 3 free throws, as well. He also collected 4 rebounds and 3 assists in fewer than 26 minutes on the floor. Round 6's second-best index rating, 29, belonged to Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, who scored 24 points on 10-for-14 two-point shooting to go with 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in a last-second home loss against FC Barcelona Lassa. Next came Alpha Diallo of AS Monaco, whose 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists for a PIR of 28 helped beat visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade by 70-62. Macon's Panathinaikos teammate Georgios Papagiannis came next with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks against Efes for a PIR of 25. Read more here.

October 26, 2021 - Round 6

The action keeps coming thick and fast with October’s second two-round week, which will provide 18 games as the two unbeaten leaders in the standings head on the road in their quest to stay perfect. After suffering a narrow defeat in the final seconds to Real Madrid last week, another major challenge is coming for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (2-3) with the visit of another in-form Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona (5-0) on Tuesday night. Read more here.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 95-69
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. CSKA Moscow 70-68
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Real Madrid 68-75
UNICS Kazan vs. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 83-69
FC Bayern Munich vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 83-77
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 76-62
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. ALBA Berlin 87-83
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona 74-76
AS Monaco vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 70-62

October 24, 2021 - MVP of Round 5: Will Clyburn, CSKA Moscow

will clyburnForward Will Clyburn stepped up and led CSKA Moscow to a come-from-behind 88-82 win over visiting Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday to pick up the team's third MVP of the Round honor already this season. Clyburn scored 29 points, the second-highest total of his 145-game Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career and the most he ever scored in a regular-season game. Clyburn made 6 of 8 two-point shots, 3 of 8 threes and all 8 of his free throws. He also collected a team-high 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and drew 7 fouls for a performance index rating of 32, the highest among players on winning teams in Round 5. This is the third MVP of the Round honor in six EuroLeague seasons for Clyburn, whose injured teammate Tornike Shengelia earned a pair earlier in this one. The highest PIR of Round 5 came in the same game and belonged to Olympiacos guard Tyler Dorsey, who had a performance index rating of 34. Dorsey scored a career-high 32 points, netting 7 of 10 three-point shots in the process. He also had 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the loss against CSKA. Read more here.

October 21, 2021 - Round 5

Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season contains some high-powered matchups including repeats of two recent championship games. A famous rivalry will resume in Friday’s early tip-off between a pair of 3-1 teams currently tied for third place as CSKA Moscow welcomes Olympiacos Piraeus in a rematch of the 2012 championship game - plus 2013, 2015 and 2017 semifinals - all won by the Reds. Read more here.

FC Barcelona vs. Zenit St Petersburg 84-58
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. AS Monaco 78-66
CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 88-82
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. ALBA Berlin 63-78
Real Madrid vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 70-69
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 73-72
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 77-73
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Bayern Munich 73-75
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan 71-68

October 16, 2021 - MVP of Round 4: Brandon Davies, FC Barcelona

brandon daviesAfter a game-saving play that helped keep his team undefeated, FC Barcelona center Brandon Davies waltzed to Round 4's MVP honor with a performance index rating of 38, the highest by any Turkish Airlines EuroLeague player so far this season. Davies matched career highs with 27 points and 6 offensive rebounds among his 10 total boards while dishing 4 assists on the night. He made 10 of 15 two-point shots, including the put-back of a teammate's miss with 2.7 seconds left in regulation that pushed the game to overtime, where Barca defeated host AS Monaco 81-85. After Davies came another center, Walter Tavares of Real Madrid, who didn't miss a shot while scoring 17 points to go with 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks for a 31 PIR in his team's 88-65 win over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Luke Sikma of ALBA Berlin followed with a 29 PIR based on 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in a 76-80 home loss to Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Will Thomas of Monaco came next, his 28 PIR coming with 15 points and 9 rebounds in the overtime loss to Barca. And Alexey Shved's 25 PIR helped CSKA Moscow get its third straight win despite serious injury woes, 78-76 over visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Read more here.

October 14, 2021 - Round 4

Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 88-65
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-71
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 83-68
AS Monaco vs. FC Barcelona 81-85
CSKA Moscow vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 78-76
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 85-93
ALBA Berlin vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 76-80
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan 80-41
Zenit St Petersburg vs. FC Bayern Munich 79-71

October 14, 2021 - Round 3 MVP: Tornike Shengelia, CSKA

tornike shengeliaTornike Shengelia continued his hot start to the season by leading CSKA Moscow to a 77-67 Russian derby home win over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday to earn his second consecutive MVP of the Round honor. Shegelia's performance index rating of 37 tied his career high after 187 EuroLeague games, and his 33 points and 10 two-pointers made were personal bests, too. He made 10 of his 16 two-point attempts, 2 of 4 three-pointers and 7 of 11 free throws while drawing 7 fouls and collecting 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. This is the sixth MVP of the Round honor of Shengelia's career. He's the first player to win back-to-back honors since Shane Larkin of Anadolu Efes Istanbul did it an unprecedented four times in a row in January of 2020. Mike James of AS Monaco followed with a PIR of 34 despite his team losing at Real Madrid, 94-86. James combined 24 points with 10 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Maodo Lo of ALBA Berlin was next with a PIR of 27 based on his 21 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in an 84-70 home win over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. Wrapping up the list of Round 3 top performers were two players from that same game, Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo and ALBA forward Oscar Da Silva, each with PIRs of 26. In only his second appearance in the competition, Read more here.

October 12, 2021 - Round 3

Six teams are undefeated, six more are winless and six others hold 1-1 records ahead of Round 3, which will open the first double-round week of the season. The action starts with six games on Tuesday, tipping off in Kazan, Russia, and will wrap up with three games Wednesday, including a battle between FC Barcelona and Olympiacos Piraeus to stay undefeated. One team will get its first win of the season on Tuesday when UNICS Kazan hosts FC Bayern Munich. UNICS dropped to 0-2 on Friday when it lost in overtime to AS Monaco. Mario Hezonja paced the UNICS attack with 17 points and leads the team with 15.5 points per game this season. Read more here.

FC Barcelona vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 79-78
Real Madrid vs. AS Monaco 94-86
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 73-61
Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 81-79
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 83-72
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-73
ALBA Berlin vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 84-70
CSKA Moscow vs. Zenit St Petersburg 77-67
UNICS Kazan vs. FC Bayern Munich 73-70

October 9, 2021 - Round 2 MVP: Tornike Shengelia, CSKA Moscow

tornike shengeliaOn the road against the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions, CSKA Moscow forward Tornike Shengelia stepped up and led his team to a thrilling 96-100 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul, earning MVP of the Round honors. Shengelia accumulated a performance index rating of 29, the highest of all players in Round 2. He scored 23 points, his highest in a CSKA uniform, making 5-of-5 two-point shots, 2-of-3 triples and 7-of-8 free throws. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. This is fifth MVP of the Round honor of Shengelia's career, and his first with CSKA, which also had a player with the second best PIR of Round 2, with Johannes Voigtmann's 27. Voigtmann had an all-round game with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. Elsewhere, Cory Higgins of FC Barcelona had a PIR of 25 in his team's road win at FC Bayern Munich, scoring 16 points along with 5 assists and 2 steals. Rounding out the list of this week's top performers are Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Walter Tavares of Real Madrid. Both players found themselves on the losing end of road games in Greece with an index rating 24. Read more here.

October 6, 2021 - Round 2

Round 2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season is highlighted by a showdown between the competition’s two most recent champions, both of whom are looking to bounce back from defeat in last week’s openers. There's no doubt about the big game of Round 2, with the two most recent champions going head to head when 2019 winners CSKA Moscow travel to reigning champ Anadolu Efes Istanbul. It is also a key bounce-back game for both teams after they started the season with disappointing defeats.

Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan 64-78
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Real Madrid 74-68
ALBA Berlin vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 67-71
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow 96-100
UNICS Kazan vs. AS Monaco 80-88
FC Bayern Munich vs. FC Barcelona 72-80
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 63-75
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 91-87
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Zenit St Petersburg 64-70

October 3, 2021 - Round 1 MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

scottie wilbekinA decisive performance in a narrow home victory has earned Scottie Wilbekin of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv the MVP honor for Round 1 of the new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season! Wilbekin scored 13 of his team's 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead free throws with 29 seconds left, as Maccabi outlasted FC Bayern Munich 69-68. He finished the game with 28 points, matching his career-high and outscoring any other Round 1 player, making 4 of 7 two-point shots, 4 of 6 threes and 8 of 8 free throws. With 3 assists, 3 steals and 6 fouls drawn, his performance index rating reached 32, the best among winning players in Round 1 and the second-best of his 141 EuroLeague career games. Shane Larkin of Anadolu Efes Istanbul had the week's highest PIR, 35, but despite his 21 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, the defending champs lost 82-69 at Real Madrid. Following Larkin came Nikola Mirotic, whose perfect shooting night for 22 points in less than 18 minutes anchored FC Barcelona's blowout 96-64 home win over ALBA Berlin. Read more here.

September 28, 2021 - Round 1

The wait is over. The 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season is set to start with 18 teams fighting for the continental crown. To get there, the eventual champion must first survive the regular season – a round-robin, 34-game group stage. The best eight teams will advance to the EuroLeague Playoffs, where the battles will be even harder. Fans will be back in the stands, which makes everything better! The regular season begins earlier than ever with four games on Thursday, September 30, followed by five more on Friday, October 1. Welcome back, EuroLeague fans!

FC Barcelona vs. ALBA Berlin 96-64
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 75-50
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 88-76
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 61-57
UNICS Kazan vs. Zenit St Petersburg 69-70
Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 82-69
AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. CSKA Moscow 84-74
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. FC Bayern Munich 69-68
AS Monaco vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 75-63

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