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Top 16, Week 6 MVP: Antonis Fotsis, Dynamo Moscow
Wednesday's huge performance by Antonis Fotsis of Dynamo Moscow not only resulted in an overtime victory, a spot in the Quarterfinal Playoffs and a rebounding record, but the veteran power forward also became the Top 16, Week 6 MVP - his second such honor in the last three weeks. Fotsis erupted for 22 points and 24 rebounds in his team's 68-65 overtime win against Benetton Treviso, good for a 39 index rating the best in the Top 16 this season. Fotsis shot 6-for-8 on two-pointers, 2-for-6 on triples and 4-for-6 at the free throws line. He also had a steal, a block and 4 fouls drawn. His 24 rebounds, of which 9 were on offense, set a new single-game Euroleague individual record while helping Dynamo to a team record for rebounds in a game, 56. Fotsis's best friend and teammate Lazaros Papadopoulos, helped that cause with 11 rebounds and came next on the week's list of top performances with a 31 index rating. Papadopoulos shot 7-for-15 from the field and 10-for-14 from the line for 24 points, as well. Antonio Granger of Efes Pilsen was next, scoring a season-high 23 points and grabbing 5 rebounds for a 27 index in a 64-72 road win at Prokom Trefl Sopot. Fran Vazquez of Winterthur FCB and Ioannis Bourousis of Olympiacos complete the top individual performances of the week with index ratings of 24 and 23, respectively.
Individual highs: Zoran Planinic, Tau Ceramica, 9 assists
The week's top scorer was Alex Righetti of Lottomatica Roma, who poured in a career-high 25 points in his team's loss at Maccabi Elite. Righetti finished the Top 16 with an average of 10.5 points per game. The Top 16 leader was Alex Scales of Aris TT Bank with 17.5 points per game. His record-breaking 24 rebounds saw Fotsis finish as the Top 16's leader with 9.5 boards per night. Zoran Planinic of Tau Ceramica dished 9 assists in his teams win over Tau. Planinic, who missed the start of the Top 16 with an injury, averaged 3.3 assists per game after returning, but it was teammate Pablo Prigioni who led the competition with 4.8 assists per night. Alex Acker of Olympiacos and DKV Joventut's Rudy Fernandez each swiped 5 balls in their game on Thursday as the Reds won 81-65. Fernandez finished the Top 16 with 2.3 steals per game, second only to teammate Ricky Rubio with 2.6. Panathinaikos veteran Dimitrios Papanikolaou set a career-high with 3 blocked shots in a loss at Winterthur Barcelona. The blocks were his first 3 of the season. Vazquez, Unicaja's Daniel Santiago and Marcus Haislip of Efes Pilsen shared the Top 16 blocked shots title with 1.3 per game. The only two double-doubles of the week came from Dynamo teammates Fotsis and Papadopoulos.
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