Monbus Obradoiro stopped their negative streak by beating Tecnyconta Zaragoza, in a court in which they never had been victorious so far.
And win they did, thanks- to a large extent- to the spectacular performance of Kostas Vasileiadis who showed great confidence when shooting from beyond the 6.75 line. The Greek forward thus led the victory of the Galician team, sealing his statistic with 31 points in the evaluation system, a figure that took him directly to the designation as MVP of the 11th gameday. It’s a recognition he receives for the second time in his career in the Liga Endesa, almost nine years after his first distinction. It happened on Day 25 of the 2009-10 season, with Vasileiadis wearing (for the first season in his career) the shirt of Monbus Obradoiro, when against Gipuzkoa Basket he totalled a score of 35, a number that remains his personal best.
On this occasion, his great performance was marked by his effectiveness from downtown. 30 of his 33 points came from beyond the 6.75 line, converting 10 of 18 in 3-pointers and a perfect 3 of 3 in free throws. Those 10 three-point shots have set the new Monbus Obradoiro 3-pointers record and the third best record in the Liga Endesa.
In addition, the 33 points he posted at the Prencipe Felipe of Zaragoza also signal his new best scoring mark, since he topped the 28 points he had scored on Matchday 9 of the 2012-13 season, when he defended the Bilbao Basket jersey. Vasileiadis completed his stats with 3 rebounds, all of them on defense, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and 3 fouls received.
The victory against Zaragoza, the first ever of Obradoiro in the Aragonese capital, will also go down in history because for the first time two players of the Santiago team appear on top of three statistical categories of the gameday, while two others are in second place.
Kostas Vasileiadis scored the most points, with 33, ahead of Cruz, who added 28, and Laprovittola, also with 28. In addition, the Greek forward was the one who achieved a better rating, with 31. His teammate, Kyle Singler, registered 30 and Cvetkovic of Breogán had 27.