Round 29 MVP: Toney Douglas, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Mar 30, 2019 by Print

Not only did Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul please its fans with a win in the team's Turkish Airlines EuroLeague home finale, but one of its players also earned the regular season Round 29 MVP honor. Toney Douglas led Darussafaka to a 92-87 home win against FC Bayern Munich, eliminating the German team from playoffs contention. His PIR of 37 was a personal high and a club record. Douglas finished the game with 26 points on 2-of-6 two-point shots, 5-of-9 three-pointers and 7-of-10 free throws, scoring 23 of those points in the second half. He added 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 12 fouls drawn - a season joint-high in the competition - to amass a PIR of 37. Luca Vildoza of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz had a PIR of 34 - a new personal best - in his team's home loss against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Vildoza shined with a career-high 23 points on 6-of-9 two-pointers, 2-of-3 from downtown and 5-of-5 free throws, adding 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 5 fouls drawn. James Nunnally of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and Nikola Milutinov of Olympiacos Piraeus each had a PIR of 33 in Round 29. Nunnally had 26 points, a new career-high, 5 rebounds and 8 fouls drawn in his team's home loss against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. Milutinov had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 9 fouls drawn, but Olympiacos registered a 68-72 home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas. Walter Tavares of Real Madrid, with a PIR of 29, completes the top individual performances in Round 29.

Individual highs: Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, 11 assists

Nunnally, Douglas and Briante Weber of Olympiacos each had 26 points in Round 29, more than anyone else. Mike James of Milan leads the scorers' table for the season with 19.9 points per game. Tavares led all rebounders by pulling down 16 against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens - a new personal best. Vincent Poirier of Baskonia is the competition's best rebounder at 8.1 per night. Micic had a career-high 11 assists against Baskonia. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos is first overall at 8.6 per night. Chris Singleton of FC Barcelona Lassa collected 4 steals in his team's home win against Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. Calathes leads the 2018-19 EuroLeague in steals (1.69 spg.), with Douglas (1.68 spg.) right behind. Jordan Mickey of Khimki Moscow Region had 4 blocks against CSKA Moscow. Tavares remains first in blocks at 1.6 per night. Three players - Tavares, Pleiss and Milutinov - recorded double-doubles in regular season Round 29.