Credit: Reuters – Scanpix
Credit Reuters – Scanpix

Daniel Hackett turned in his best game of the season on Wednesday in the Greek capital to lead CSKA Moscow to a rout of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and pick up MVP of the Round honors to boot.

Daniel Hackett

Daniel  Hackett
Daniel  Hackett
MIN: 20.19
PTS: 6.59 (45.74%)
REB: 1.59
As: 2.12
ST: 0.88
BL: 0.06
TO: 0.94
GM: 17

The 34-year-old guard shined with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists as CSKA cruised to a 74-98 victory. Hackett made 2 of 3 two-pointers, shot 4 for 6 from downtown, and made his lone free throw attempt.

He also blocked a shot in compiling a performance index rating of 26, which was the highest among all players on winning teams in Round 20. This marked the first time in Hackett’s decade in the EuroLeague that he has earned MVP of the Round honors.

The highest PIR in Round 20 came from FC Barcelona’s Kyle Kuric in a 73-75 loss to AX Armani Exchange Milan.

Kuric scored 22 points on near-perfect shooting for a PIR of 29. Next was Kostas Sloukas with a PIR of 23 for Olympiacos Piraeus in its 94-80 loss at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.

Sloukas tallied 14 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Rounding out Round 20’s top performers were Josh Nebo of Zalgiris Kaunas and Ognjen Jaramaz of FC Bayern Munich, with PIRs of 22 and 20, respectively.

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2-pointers this season

52%
19,2
Points made: 19,2
Accuracy: 51,6%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 25
Record min: 12
Most made 2FGs: Tornike Shengelia