|23 January 2014|
|Dmitry Flis (pictured) and Aaron McGhee led Ural Ekaterinburg to a thrilling win at Tsmoki Minsk|
Dmitry Flis and Aaron McGhee of Ural Ekaterinburg as well as Baris Ermis of Royal Hali Gaziantep are the top statistical performers of Week 2 in the EuroChallenge Last 16.
The trio came up with exceptionally similar displays on Tuesday night as all three of them scored 23 points and reached an efficiency index rating of 30, to propel their teams to victory.
The frontcourt duo of Flis and McGhee was the driving force for Ekaterinburg as the Russian team came from behind, forced overtime and ultimately celebrated a 97-96 epic victory over Tsmoki Minsk on the road.
Flis picked up a double-double as he scored 23 points on 9-of-12 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, and grabbed 13 rebounds.
McGhee collected 23 points too, as he went 9-of-10 from the free throw line and 6-of-10 from the floor and completed his double-double with 10 rebounds, also adding two assists.
Ermis on the other hand picked up his 23 points on 7-of-12 from the floor, dished out a season team-high 10 assists and also stole four balls to steer Gaziantep to a hard-earned 78-74 win over Triumph Lyubertsy on the road.
This was the Turkish point guard's second EuroChallenge game with Gaziantep after arriving on loan from Fenerbahce during the winter break and he had dished out 10 assists in the previous encounter as well, a 72-61 win over Ventspils in the premiere of the Last 16 phase.
Flis is the only player in this company to have conquered the trophy, as he was a member of the 2006 champion side of DKV Joventut Badalona which prevailed 88-63 over BC Khimki in the final.
While this was the first appearance of Flis in the top-5 of statistical performers in this edition of the EuroChallenge, his team-mate is not stranger to this list.
The veteran McGhee, who turns 35 in June, was the Top Statistical Performer during the sixth week of action in the Regular Season, with an efficiency rating of 31.
EUROCHALLENGE LAST 16 WEEK 2 TOP PERFORMERS