Playoffs Game 5 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

May 02, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

Shane Larkin completed a magical and historic playoff series for Anadolu Efes Istanbul by leading his team to its first Final Four in 18 years and capturing MVP honors for Game 5 of the EuroLeague Playoffs. Larkin tallied 18 points and 7 assists in Wednesday's 80-71 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa. His performance index rating of 19 as the best for Efes in the game. It was Larkin's second MVP of the series; he also collected the title after Game 3. The highest PIR came from Barcelona big man Chris Singleton, who put together 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals for an index rating of 20. The next highest PIRs were 18 by Adrien Moerman and 17 by Vasilije Micic, both from Efes. Moerman also scored 18 and Micic tallied 10 points, 10 assists and 3 steals in the victory.

Individual highs: Vasilije Micic of Efes, 10 assists

Larkin and Moerman shared the honors as Game 5's top scorers with 18 points apiece. Larkin finished the playoffs as the top scorer in the phase with 19.6 points per game. His total of 98 points was 1 off the record of 99 compiled by Terrell McIntrye for Montepaschi Siena in 2009. Singleton led all players with 8 rebounds and finished the stage ranked third with 5.8 boards per game. The playoffs' best rebounder was Vincent Poirier of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz with 10.0 per night. Micic set a Game 5 record with 10 assists. He raised his playoff average to 6.6, which is second only to Real Madrid playmaker Facu Campazzo's 8.3 per game. Micic and Singleton shared the Game 5 high with 3 steals each. Campazzo also topped the playoff sharts in steals (3.0 spg.). Bryant Dunston of Efes became the playoffs' blocked shots leader with 1.8 per game after rejecting 2 shots on Wednesday. Micic had Game 5's only double-double.