Lauvergne gets EuroLeague MVP of the Week honors 0

In his fifth Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, center Joffrey Lauvergne stormed to his first MVP of the Week honor by dominating as Zalgiris Kaunas beat Khimki Moscow Region 102-75 on Friday for its sixth consecutive victory.

Lauvergne scored a career-best 29 points by making 13 of 14 two-point shots, or 92.8%, which ranks second all-time for two-point accuracy in a EuroLeague game. Lauvergne also pulled down 9 rebounds and dished 2 assists for a performance index rating of 38. Both his scoring and PIR topped Lauvergne’s previous bests by 9.

The second-best performance this week belonged to Anadolu Efes Istanbul point guard Vasilije Micic, who posted 23 points, 9 assists and 5 steals for a PIR of 35 in a big 80-102 road win against ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade big man Johnny O’Bryant registered a PIR 30 in a loss against Fenerbahce Istanbul, collecting 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.

Next came Kostas Sloukas of Olympiacos Piraeus with a PIR of 29 based on his 24 points, 7 assists and 3 steals in an 84-82 win over FC Bayern Munich.

Rounding out the weekly list of top performers were Khimki’s Devin Booker and ALBA Berlin’s Jayson Granger, each with a PIR of 28 in their team’s respective defeats. Booker had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, while Granger posted 13 points and 11 assists in a home loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv.