EuroLeague - Round 25 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

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Shane Larkin produced one of the outstanding performances of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season to take the starring role as Anadolu Efes Istanbul downed FC Barcelona Lassa 92-70, moving a game clear of the Spanish side in fourth place and also claiming the head-to-head tiebreak advantage between them. Larkin came off the bench midway through the first quarter and immediately hit 2 three-pointers as the prelude for a sensational display. He finished with a career-best 37 points – the EuroLeague's highest tally in more than six years – and registered a performance index rating of 43 – the second-best of the season – to take the MVP award for Round 25. Larkin made 6 of 7 two-point attempts, 6 of 8 three-pointers and all 7 of his foul shots. He also had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. The next-best performance in Round 25 came from KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz big man Johannes Voigtmann, who came close to a triple-double as he registered 16 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, enough for a PIR of 31 in a 104-86 victory over Khimki Moscow Region. He was followed by Larkin's Efes teammate, Adrien Moerman, who combined 22 points with 11 rebounds for a PIR of 30 against his old club, Barcelona. Another powerful performance came from Nikola Milutinov, who registered 15 points and 12 rebounds, amassing a PIR of 30, as Olympiacos Piraeus won 76-89 at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. The week's top performers were rounded off by another Baskonia big man, Vincent Poirier, with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds for a PIR of 28.

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