Real Madrid’s Walter Tavares earns EuroLeague MVP of the Week honors

Walter Tavares Real Madrid Zalgiris Kaunas
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Walter Tavares played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s comeback win against ASVEL Friday. The veteran big recorded 19 points along with six rebounds and four blocks to earn MVP honors for EuroLeague’s round 12.

His 29 performance index rating was the best of the week. Following him with a PIR of 26 was Maccabi Tel Aviv point guard Scottie Wilbekin.

Real Madrid extended his winning streak to five, after Friday’s nights victory. The Spanish giant improved to 7-5 in regular season standings due to Tavares contribution.

He has a strong start in EuroLeague 2020/21 campaign as he averages 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on 22.4 minutes per contest.