By Eurohoops Team/ [email protected]
Fenerbahce Beko’s Johnathan Motley and Valencia’s Chris Jones were named co-MVP of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 7, Euroleague Basketball announced Saturday.
Jones, 29, connected five three-pointers in a 27-point showing for Valencia taking the home win against AS Monaco.
Motley, 27, posted a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double as Fener rolled Crvena Zvezda mts.
Both players recorded a PIR of 33 to earn the distinction of co-MVP of the week.
Per the press release: “Two outstanding individual performances in winning efforts allowed Johnathan Motley of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Chris Jones of Valencia Basket to share co-MVP of the Round honors in Round 7 of the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season.
Motley led Fenerbahce to a 93-79 win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade with 25 points on 10-of-13 two-pointers and 5-of-6 free throws. He added 10 rebounds, 1 block and 8 fouls drawn for a career-high PIR of 33. Jones also had a personal-best PIR of 33 to lead Valencia to an 89-84 home victory against AS Monaco. He had 27 points on 5-of-8 two-pointers, 5-of-7 three-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws. Jones added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 5 fouls drawn.
Luke Sikma of ALBA Berlin had a PIR of 27 in his team’s 77-79 home defeat against FC Bayern Munich. He finished the game with 12 points on 5-of-6 two-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws, while he also had 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal and 7 fouls drawn. Jordan Loyd of Monaco, Zalgiris Kaunas pair Tomas Dimsa and Keenan Evans, as well as Olympiacos Piraeus duo Kostas Sloukas and Sasha Vezenkov, each with a PIR of 25, which complete the list of the best individual performances in Round 7.”
Alley-ooping in style, Mario Hezonja ranked first in the Top 10 Plays of the week. An amazing effort for the Real Madrid star with a helping hand from Adam Hanga.
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