Ioannis Bourousis delivered a vintage performance to inspire Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz’s thrilling 96-89 overtime home win against Olympiacos Piraeus and earn himself the weekly MVP award for Regular Season Round 2. The veteran big man was simply unstoppable as he dominated the boards against his former team, registering a double-double of 28 points, his career high in his 224th Euroleague game, to go with 12 rebounds. Bourousis made 6 of 11 two-point shots, 2 of 3 from long range, and 10 of 13 at the free throw line. He also collected 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and drew 7 fouls for a performance index rating of 44, the highest of this young season.
15 YEARS YOUNG, 2001
The Euroleague's rise to global prominence began on October 16, 2000, with the first tipoff between courageous clubs that had recently joined together to take charge of the continent's top competition. Months later, the spotlight belonged to a memorable new champion who triumphed in the only five-game playoff series to ever decide a European title, Kinder Bologna.
Patric Young and Daniel Hackett of Olympiacos Piraeus sat together before the start of the season to participate in a contest to see who of the two knew the most about his new city and club. This time, the competition went down to the wire! See it for yourself in this new episode of "Who said newcomer?"
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BAYERN SUPERFAN: Alex Renfroe of FC Bayern Munich had a double-double in victory over Khimki. Having this kind of fan support certainly gives him that little extra motivation to perform better.
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Dolomiti Energia Trento 80-69 EWE Baskets Oldenburg: Julian Wright dishes an assist to Dominique Sutton for an easy lay-up!