Week 13 MVP, 2004-05: Tanoka Beard, Zalgiris

Feb 04, 2005 by Euroleague.net Print
Tanoka Beard - ZalgirisOne of the most consistent performers so far this season - indeed, the Euroleague record-holder for best one-game index rating ever - has won his second weekly MVP honor for 2004-05 and the satisfaction of having sent his team to the Top 16 in the process. Tanoka Beard of Zalgiris Kaunas has been doing it all this season, and it paid off finally with a 70-74 overtime road win at Montepaschi Siena that put his team in the next round. Beard posted his ninth double-double of the season, 20 points and 13 rebounds, against Montepaschi, while also adding 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot. His performance earned a 32 index rating (practicaly half of his all-time record, 63) in a week when few players had high marks.