Week 6 MVP: Dewarick Spencer, Virtus Bologna

Nov 30, 2007 by Euroleague.net Print
Week 6 MVP: Dewarick Spencer, Virtus Bologna
With the second second-highest individual scoring show all season, Dewarick Spencer of Virtus VidiVici Bologna helped end his team's four-game losing streak and earned the Week 6 MVP honor in the process. After rallying Virtus from a double-digit deficit, Spencer finishing the team's 101-91 home victory against Union Olimpija with a performance index rating of 44, the highest among all Euroleague players for the week. Spencer poured in 34 points against Olimpija on 7-for-8 two-point, 5-for-9 three-point and 5-for-6 free-throw shooting. Only Marc Salyers of Chorale Roanne has scored more points (40) in a game this season. Spencer added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 3 fouls drawn for his index total of 44. David Andersen of CSKA Moscow followed with an index rating of 31 as he led his team to a big 76-85 road win against Tau Ceramica. CSKA broke Tau's 30-game Euroleague home winning streak, dating back to January, 2005. Andersen made 4 of 5 three-pointers and 5 of 6 free throws on his way to 23 points while pulling 10 rebounds and dishing 2 assists. The week's third-best performance (30 index) belonged to Arvydas Macijauskas of Olympiacos, whose 32 points paced a 90-74 home win against Zalgiris. Macijauskas made 4 of 5 three-pointers and 10 of 11 free throws in that victory. Danilo Gallinari of Armani Jeans Milano and Brion Rush of Chorale Roanne, with indexes of 26 each, completed the top individual performances of the week.

Individual highs: Ksystof Lavrinovic, Montepaschi Siena, 4 blocks

Spencer not only became the Week 6 MVP, but with his top scoring total of 34 points for the week moved into a third-place tie among the best overall scorers with 20.2 points per game. Macijauskas is the new league leader (23.8 ppg.) in scoring. Giannis Bouroussis led all Week 6 rebounders by grabbing 14 in his team's home win against Zalgiris. Bouroussis has climbed to the 15th place in the rebounds table (6.5 rpg.) while Mirsad Turkcan is once again the overall leader (10 rpg.). Spencer and Marc-Antoine Pellin of Chorale Roanne each dished 7 assists, the most this week. DeJuan Collins of Zalgiris Kaunas is the overall leader (5 apg.), Pellin is third (4.3 apg.) and Spencer 46th (2 apg.). Fabio Di Bella of Virtus VidiVici collected 6 steals, more than anyone this week. Di Bella averages 2.7 steals but does not qualify for the overall standings, as he only played half of his team's Euroleague games. Terrell McIntyre of Montepaschi Siena keeps leading the steals table at 2.67 per game. His teammate Ksystof Lavrinovic had 4 blocks in his teams' road win against Prokom Trefl Sopot. Lavrinovic also leads the overall standings at 2.17 per game. Four players - Andersen, Chuck Eidson of Lietuvos Rytas, Jeremiah Massey of Aris TT Bank and Novica Velickovic of Partizan Igokea - registered respective double-doubles this week.