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Sportingbet Top 16 Week 4 MVP: Antonis Fotsis, Panathinaikos
Antonis Fotsis recorded one of the best games of his Euroleague career Thursday to lead Panathinaikos to a 76-74 victory over Caja Laboral in Group E and earn Sportingbet Top 16 Week 4 MVP honors. Fotsis, a former Euroleague, Eurocup and EuroBasket champion, was at his best as he racked up season highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds en route to a career-high 40 performance index rating. Fotsis was a model of efficiency for the Greens, taking just 10 shots and also recording 2 assists, 3 steals and a block with nary a turnover nor a foul committed. His output was the best in the Top 16 so far and the second-best index rating achieved all season long. It was also the fourth time in his career that Fotsis has achieved weekly MVP honors. Maccabi Electra guard Jeremy Pargo boasts the second-best index of Top 16 Week 4. Pargo tallied 16 points, 7 assists and 2 steals for a 28 index in his team’s playoff clinching 65-83 victory over Union Olimpija. Unicaja center Joel Freeland came through with another strong performance with 19 points and 8 rebounds for a 25 index, which was the third best of the week. Despite his effort, Lietuvos Rytas beat Unicaja 70-65. One of the stars of the Rytas performance, Martynas Gecevicius, had the fourth-best index of the week, 24, after netting 17 points and 6 rebounds. Rounding out the list of the week’s stars is Fenerbahce Ulker guard Omar Onan, whose career-high 23 points in an overtime loss at Zalgiris matched his index rating.
Individual highs: Charles Smith of Lottomatica Roma, 7 steals
Onan was the top scorer in Top 16 Week 4 with 23 points. He raised his Top 16 average to an even 16 points per game, which is tied for the best of this stage. Regal FC Barcelona’s Juan Carlos Navarro remains the Top 16’s top scorer with 20.8 points per game. Partizan mt:s center Rasko Katic’s 12 rebounds in his team’s narrow loss at Montepaschi Siena was the best rebounding effort of the week. Caja Laboral center Esteban Batista became the Top 16’s leading rebounder at 8.5 boards per game. Pargo and his Maccabi teammate Doron Perkins were the leading assist-makers of the week with 7 dished apiece. Perkins, with 5.5 assists per game, and Pargo with 5.3 are second and third, respectively, in the Top 16 trailing Panathinaikos’s Dimitris Diamantidis (7 apg.). Veteran Lottomatica Roma scorer Charles Smith swiped a career-high 7 steals, though it wasn’t enough to overcome Regal FC Barcelona. Smith upped his average to 2.5 steals per game, which trails only Chuck Eidson’s 3 steals per game in the Top 16. Olympiacos center Rasho Nesterovic and his Olimpija counterpart Giorgi Shermadini had more blocks than any others in the week with 3 apiece. Shermadini is the Top 16’s leading shot-blocker with 2.3 per game followed by Nesterovic in second at 1.8 per game. The week’s MVP, Fotsis, was the only player in this week’s games to record a double-double.
Friday, February 18, 2011
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