Gaines claims Player of the Week award
Kenneth Gaines had his best game of the season for Juventus, stealing the spotlight with an impactful performance on the road against Vytautas and earning the Betsafe LKL Player of the Week award.
The 24-year-old American shooting guard scored 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the free-throw stripe, overshadowing the Prienai-Bristonas side featuring the Ball brothers in an 86-78 victory.
The player also added 5 rebounds, dished out 4 assists and came away with a pair of steals and a block for an overall efficiency of 28, the highest among players on winning teams this week.
The Team of the Week included two players with higher efficiency scores. Paulius Petrilevicius of Dzukija amassed an efficiency index of 34 after going for 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in a 105-84 defeat to Lietuvos Rytas, while Vyacheslav Bobrov of Pieno Zvaigzdes had 24 points, 5 boards and an efficiency score of 30 in a 91-80 loss against Zalgiris.
The two other spots were filled by Lietuvos Rytas guard Jimmy Baron and Zalgiris center Brandon Davies.