EuroLeague - Playoffs Game 3 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
On a near-perfect night for Anadolu Efes Istanbul, guard Shane Larkin was close to perfection himself as he became MVP for Game 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Larkin lifted Efes to a 68-102 road win over FC Barcelona Lassa and a 2-1 series lead by scoring 30 points. He made all 5 of his two-point attempts and shot 6 for 7 from downtown. Along with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal, Larkin amassed a performance index rating of 34, the best among players on winning teams in Game 3 to earn his second MVP of the Round honor this season and of his career. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz's Vincent Poirier tied Larkin with a PIR of 34. The center had 19 points plus 15 rebounds in his team's 77-84 loss against CSKA Moscow. Nando De Colo of CSKA had Game 3's third-best PIR, 32, with 28 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 8 drawn fouls. Next among the best performers in Game 3 were Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid, who collected 16 points and 10 assists for a PIR of 29 in series-clinching 82-89 road win over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, and Efes center Bryant Dunston who had 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks for an index rating 25 in a big victory.