Round 14 MVP: Mike James, CSKA Moscow

Dec 19, 2019 by Print

For the third time this season, CSKA Moscow guard Mike James has earned the MVP of the Round honor, this time delivering a shining performance to lead his team to a 100-74 win over the visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. James had 22 of his game-high 29 points by halftime and connected on 6 three-point shots out of 7 in just 23 minutes on the floor. He also made 4 of 8 three-point shots, pulled 3 rebounds and distributed 3 assists for a performance index rating of 32, the highest of Round 14. Behind him, with a PIR of 30, came Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region, who tied his career high with 36 points to go with 9 assists, 3 rebounds and 11 fouls drawn in a 109-98 overtime road loss against Olympiacos Piraeus. Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis was next with PIR of 29 based on his 26 points 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the same game. Rounding out the list of top performers in Round 14 are Joel Bolomboy of CSKA and Jimmer Fredette of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, each with a PIR of 26. Bolomboy scored a career-high 17 points and had 4 rebounds and 6 fouls drawn, while Fredette netted 22 points, along with 3 steals, 2 assists and 2 rebounds in his team's 81-78 win over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.

Individual highs: Alexey Shved, Khimki, 36 points

Shved topped all scorers in Round 14 with 36 points and took over the season-long scoring leadership with an average of 21.1 points. Two ALBA Berlin players, Luke Sikma and Landry Nnoko, had 11 rebounds each to lead all players this round. Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov is the EuroLeague's top rebounder with 9.1 per game. Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid had 12 assists, more than any player this round. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos remains the league leader with 9.1 per game. Three players had 4 steals this round: ALBA's Rokas Giedraitis, Chris Singleton of Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Yovel Zoosman of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Campazzo is the league leader with 1.6 steals per game. A total of 12 different players had 2 blocks in Round 14. Real's Walter Tavares is the league leader with 1.9 blocks per game. There were three double-doubles in this round: Sikma, with 10 points and 11 rebounds; Olympiacos guard Vassilis Spanoulis, with 18 points and 10 assists; and FC Bayern Munich center Greg Monroe, with 17 points and 10 rebounds.