Mike Green claims Round of 16 MVP honor
ISTANBUL (Basketball Champions League) - Mike Green didn't play for Pinar Karsiyaka in the Basketball Champions League until their Gameday 10 clash with Maccabi Rand Media.
He's been making up for lost time ever since. The 31-year-old certainly stamped his authority on the Play-Offs Round of 16 tie with Besiktas Sompo Japan.
The American playmaker had a stunning 25-point, 3-assist, 5-rebound and 3-steal performance in the 75-70 opening leg triumph over Besiktas in Izmir.
The Philadelphia-born floor general then played a major part in the club's 90-83 come-from-behind triumph on Wednesday. Cool, calm and collected, he led Karsiyaka with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
A player who hit big shots and made huge plays in key situations, Green has scooped the honor as the Play-Offs Round of 16 MVP.
He had an efficiency rating of +29 for his first leg effort and +26 in the second.