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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season - Round 13 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul


A memorable performance by Shane Larkin led Anadolu Efes Istanbul to an 89-97 road win over ALBA Berlin in Round 13 of the 2023-24 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, earning him MVP of the Round honors for the 16th time in his career. 



Larkin finished the game with a PIR of 41, the highest so far this season. He scored 11 of his season-high 32 points in the final quarter, helping Efes rally to a win. Larkin finished the game making 4-of-5 two-pointers, 5-of-9 threes and all 9 of his free throws. He also contributed to the win with 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, while drawing 9 personal fouls. Larkin's 16 MVP of the Round honors match Nando De Colo for the most ever.



On the opposite side of that win was ALBA center Johannes Thiemann, who finished the game with a career-high performance index rating of 40. It was the first game in EuroLeague history that has seen two players have a PIR of at least 40. Thiemann scored 31 points and also recorded 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 fouls drawn.



The next best PIR, 34, belongs to Tornike Shengelia of Virtus Segafredo Bologna. In a 100-90 win over Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Shengelia posted 27 points and 8 rebounds. Maccabi's Lorenzo Brown finished that game with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals for a PIR of 32. Rounding out the list of Round 13's top performers are Mike James of AS Monaco and Willy Hernangomez of FC Barcelona, each of whom had a 26 PIR. James posted 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in a 79-83 win at Zalgiris Kaunas, while Hernangomez had 21 points and 9 rebounds in an 89-81 win over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.




Individual highs: Luka Mitrovic, Crvena Zvezda, 16 rebounds



Larkin led all scorers with 32 points in Round 13. James is the EuroLeague’s top scorer this season with 19.1 points per game.



Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade big man Luka Mitrovic grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, more than any other player in this round. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz forward Tadas Sedekerskis averages a league-high 8.4 rebounds per night.



Baskonia playmaker Codi Miller-McIntyre dished 12 assists, the most in Round 13. Real Madrid's Facundo Campazzo leads the league for assists, averaging 8.2 per contest.



Mario Hezonja of Real Madrid and Monaco's James each had 4 steals in this round. Paris Lee of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne remains atop the steals charts with 2.2 per game this season.



Valencia Basket center Boubacar Toure led all players in Round 13 with 4 blocks. Real center Vincent Poirier leads the league with 1.7 blocks per game.



The only player with a double-double in Round 13 was Rolands Smits of Zalgiris, who paired 13 points with 11 rebounds.



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