Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus continued his excellent start to the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season by leading the Reds to an 86-76 win over ALBA Berlin, earning his fourth MVP of the Round honor in the process. Vezenkov had 24 points after going 6-for-6 from two-point range and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, as well as 2-for-7 from behind the arc. Vezenkov grabbed 6 rebounds, dished 2 assists, recorded 4 steals and drew 6 fouls, which helped him reach a PIR of 34, the best in Round 10.
The second-best PIR, 31, belongs to Nigel Hayes-Davis, who played an integral role in Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul’s 72-82 road victory at EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Hayes-Davis scored 22 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, had 3 steals, made 1 block and drew 7 fouls. Rodrigue Beaubois of Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Lorenzo Brown of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv each had a performance index rating of 30. Beaubois finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in Efes’s 80-85 road win over Virtus Segafredo Bologna, while Brown’s impressive night helped give his team a chance to beat Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, although Maccabi ended up losing 69-68. Brown ended the game with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 6 fouls drawn. Rounding out the top five is Chris Jones of Valencia Basket after he had 19 points, 7 assists, 5 steals, 5 rebounds and 7 drawn fouls in a 76-80 loss against Zalgiris Kaunas.
Individual highs: Kostas Sloukas, Olympiacos, 11 assists
Markus Howard of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Dwayne Bacon of Panathinaikos Athens led all scorers in Round 10, as they both finished with 25 points. Efes forward Will Clyburn leads the league with 20.4 points per game. Olympiacos forward Kostas Papanikolaou and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne center Alex Tyus topped all players with 9 rebounds during this round of games. Vezenkov is the league leader with 8.7 rebounds per night. Kostas Sloukas, also of Olympiacos, had 11 assists in Round 10, and he is now also the league leader this season with 6.9 assists per game. Chris Jones of Valencia had 5 steals, the most in Round 10. Olympiacos guard Thomas Walkup currently tops the charts in this category with 2.4 per game. Maccabi center Alex Poythress led all players with 3 blocks in this round. Real Madrid big man Walter Tavares is the EuroLeague’s top shot blocker this season with an average of 2.1 each game. The lone double-double of round 10 belongs to Sloukas, who had 12 points and 11 assists.
📝 Article from a press release issued by Turkish Airlines Euroleague.