Zoran Erceg starred in a memorable 110-103 double-overtime victory for his Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Friday night. His brilliant performance also lifted him to bwin MVP honors for the first time in his career. Erceg, who forced overtime with a long three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation, finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 41, which was the most of any player in Regular Season Round 6. He also made 14 free throws without a single miss! The second-highest index for the week came from an opponent in that game. Center Boban Marjanovic scored 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds in compiling an index rating of 39. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria point guard Thomas Heurtel turned in the finest outing of his career to date with a career-high 31 points plus 5 assists in an 80-79 loss at Neptunas Klaipeda. Heurtel made 8 of 10 three-pointers and also grabbed 3 rebounds and 2 steals in compiling an index rating of 36. Rounding out the week’s best were Luka Mitrovic of Crvena Zvezda and Taylor Rochestie of Nizhny Novgorod. Mitrovic set a club record with 30 points and also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists for a 32 index. Rochestie led his team to an 82-89 road win at Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari with 29 points and 7 assists. MVP Video
Individual leaders: Marcus Williams of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade, 17 assists
Many of the week’s leaders came from one game! Zoran Erceg was Round 6’s top scorer with his 32 points against Crvena Zvezda. The regular season leading scorer is now Taylor Rochestie, who scored 29 to bring his scoring average up to 20.5 per game. Erceg is seventh with 17.2 per game. Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda stands atop the Round 6 rebounding charts after hauling in 17, which was the most by any player in the competition in three seasons! He moved into the lead for the full season with an average of 9.8 rebounds per game. Marcus Williams of Crvena Zvezda set a new Euroleague record with 17 assists. Even though he sat out this week with an injury, CSKA Moscow wizard Milos Teodosic is the top assist man so far this season with 8.4 assists per game. Williams is second with 8 assists per game. Yogev Ohayon of Maccabi Electra turned in a career night on Thursday, in which he picked up 8 assists to establish a club record and move into a tie for sixth place in competition history for steals in one game. Dinamo Sassari guard and former Ohayon teammate David Logan is the leader for the season with 2.8 steals per game. Real Madrid big man Ioannis Bourousis rejected 4 shots in his team’s 66-68 win at Zalgiris Kaunas. He had the most blocks in Round 6 and is third all-time with 146 career blocks. Maccabi forward Brian Randle, who sat out this week with a leg injury, tops the season charts with 2.4 blocks per game. Three players recorded double doubles in Round 6: Marjanovic, Trey Thompkins (13 points, 15 rebounds) of Nizhny Novgorod and Adrian Moerman (11 points, 13 rebounds) of Limoges CSP.