Week 4 MVP, 2004-05: Marko Popovic, Cibona Vip

Nov 26, 2004 by Euroleague.net Print
Marko Popovic - Cibona VIPThursday of Week 4 was a night full of offensive fireworks. Maccabi Tel Aviv scored the most points ever in a Euroleague game,123, but a player from a different game pulled off the third best individual performance to date. That player was Cibona guard Marko Popovic, who led his team to a 85-78 home win over Adecco Estudiantes and earned the MVP honor for Week 4 in the process. Popovic amassed an index rating of 54, a mark that stands behind only Tanoka Beard, who scored a 63 last season with Zalgiris, and Jaka Lakovic, who posted a 55 rating in 2001-02 with Krka Novo Mesto To reach his impressive figure, Popovic scored a season-high 39 points on 4 of 5 two-point shots, 6 of 9 triples and 13 of 15 free throws. Popovic's 39 points are the third most ever scored in a Euroleague game, although several players have reached 41 or 40. He also pulled 5 boards, passed for 4 assists, made 4 steals and drew 14 fouls.