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Tavares, 71 in PIR over two games

NEWS STORY. 05/05/2023

The center produced outstanding performances in Real Madrid's victories in Belgrade.

Walter Tavares spearheaded Real Madrid's victories in Belgrade to square the EuroLeague playoff series. The Cape Verdean posted a 71 PIR over two magnificent performances, reaffirming his status as the most dominant center in Europe. In the third game, the madridista posted a 41 in PIR, a record for a Madrid player in a playoff game and a rating that earned him the MVP that day. He scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, made 3 blocks and drew 6 personal fouls in 35:45 minutes of play.

Two days later, Tavares would again steer the team to victory in the fourth game, with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 11 fouls received for a PIR of 30. In the two match-ups in Belgrade, the center posted 41 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 5 blocks, 17 recieved fouls and a 71 of PIR.

Video.Tavares, 71 in PIR over two games