Dwayne Bacon reaches several career records to help PAO blow out ASVEL

2022-11-25 20:46

Dwayne Bacon set new marks in his career for points and PIR against ASVEL this evening.

Credit: Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Panathinaikos Athens (4-6) blew out LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-7) in the EuroLeague today 77-58 (15-11, 24-13, 27-13, 11-21), claiming their second win in a row in the double week.

Dwayne Bacon was the main reason behind the Greek club's success, breaking two career records in the tournament. The forward scored 25 points (6/9 2PT, 3/4 3PT, 4/4 FT), grabbed 3 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, and drew 3 fouls for 26 PIR.

It was the highest-scoring performance in Bacon's EuroLeague career. Additionally, the forward recorded the highest PIR value of his time in the tournament as well.

Player of the Game
Dwayne  Bacon
Dwayne Bacon
Points 25
Accuracy 9-13
Rebounds 3
Assists 2

Previously, Bacon's highest numbers were 23 points (vs AS Monaco in the playoffs) and 21 PIR points (vs ASVEL in the regular season last year).

Panathinaikos took the game early and never gave the French team a chance. It was the worst Nando de Colo's game as well. The French guard collected only 7 PIR points after having previously averaged 14.9 with the lowest mark of 11.

Panathinaikos: Dwayne Bacon 25 (6/9 2PT, 3/4 3PT, 4/4 FT), Mateusz Ponitka 10 (1/4 2PT, 5 REB, 7 AST).

ASVEL: Yves Pons 11 (4/6 2PT, 1/4 3PT), Alex Tyus 10 (5/9 2PT, 9 REB).

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