Euroleague Round 6: Top Performers
At the end of round 6, Konstantinos Panas numbers and positions the top performers of this Euroleague’ s week.
Point Guard – Lukas Lekavicius (Panathinaikos)
Even though he didn’t score many points or add too many things to his game, he was crucial for his team Panathinaikos to take the important victory over Olympiacos in the Greek derby. The Lithuanian point guard was quicker than his shadow and almost no one from his opponents could stop him. He scored some tough baskets for his team to take the advantage against the team from Piraeus. He played some solid defense as well.
14 points, 2 rebounds, 10 PIR
Shooting Guard – Ricky Ledo (Anadolu Efes)
Barcelona struggled with Olympiacos last week, but this time the 0-5 Efes came to conquer their land. Ricky Ledo was unstoppable on offense and defense and added an exceptional performance for his team to take the away win and get their first victory. Ledo’s essential shots made Barcelona’s life a mess as the American guard was a rocket launcher.
20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 20 PIR
Small Forward – Deshaun Thomas (Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv)
The American guard/forward surely made an impact on the home win against Real Madrid. The lefty took way too many shots, but they were crucial at this time of the game. He also played some solid defense to come along with some boards. He helped his team survive against the wounded Real Madrid.
21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 18 PIR
Power Forward – Anthony Gil (Khimki Moscow)
With Thomas Robinson been way out of his game, Anthony Gil stepped up when Baskonia had a substantial lead. With the amazing defense on Poirier and great work on boards, Gil helped his team take a tough home win. Gil also had a fantastic performance out of the perimeter scoring 3 three-pointers and with his energy on both ends was by far the guy behind the scenes who did all the hard work.
20 Points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 25 PIR
Center – Vladimir Stimac (Anadolu Efes)
A man who worked his way up and made his career high in index points this week. Stimac made a solid offensive performance to go along with many rebounds and great D. He also scored some crucial baskets when Barcelona was threatening for the comeback. Surely we want to see more from this player.
22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 23 PIR
The coach: Xavi Pascual
He used almost all of his players and took the best out of them so he could take the most important away victory for Panathinaikos. His tactical presence was significant and was very important that he didn’t lose control of his players when Olympiacos returned and got the lead.