James Feldeine shone bright in Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade’s huge 106-90 win over Valencia Basket on Thursday night, taking the MVP of the Round award by posting personal career highs of 30 points and a performance index rating of 32 – the best of all players in Round 26. Feldeine made 4-of-8 two pointers and 4-of-6 three-point shots over the course of the action, and he was also close to perfection from the foul line, making 10 of his 11 free throw attempts. He completed his contribution to Zvezda’s impressive win by taking 3 rebounds and claiming 2 steals, securing the first MVP of the Round honor in his 83-game EuroLeague career. The second best index rating of the week was recorded by the incredibly consistent Alexey Shved, who combined 22 points, a career-high 12 assists and 5 rebounds for a PIR of 29 in Khimki Moscow Region’s vital victory at Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. In the same game, Maccabi guard Pierre Jackson had a PIR of 28 after amassing 25 points and 7 assists. Two road winners complete the top five: Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid and KC Rivers of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, both with index ratings of 27.
Individual highs: Adrien Moerman of FC Barcelona Lassa, 13 rebounds
Feldeine was also this week's top scorer with 30 points against Valencia. Shved remains as this season's top scorer, averaging 22 per game. Adrien Moerman of FC Barcelona Lassa led all rebounders by pulling down 13 against Olympiacos Piraeus. James Augustine of Unicaja Malaga is the competition's best rebounder at 6.8 per night. Shved dished 12 assists to lead the weekly standings. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos is first overall at 8.3 per night. Rivers collected five steals, more than anyone in Round 26. Calathes is also the steals leader at 1.52 per night. Arturas Gudaitis of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and Walter Tavares of Real Madrid each had three blocks this week. Bryant Dunston of Anadolu Efes Istanbul is the EuroLeague's best shot blocker at 1.73 per game. Calathes, Shved, Moerman, Campazzo, Augustine Rubit of Brose Bamberg, Jamel McLean of Olympiacos and Ante Tomic of Barcelona all registered double-doubles in Round 26.