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Navarro / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

During a match day that was full of brilliant individual performances, like Lampe’s (33 overall evaluation), Downs (30), Augustine (28) and Lorbek (28), Juan Carlos Navarros outshone them all. The Barça captain generated 57 of his team’s 97 points, establishing a record for assists (10) and his second best ever overall evaluations (42). Navarro scored five three pointers, sinking 71% of his attempts, four two-point shots and he had eight out of eight from the free throw line.

It was a historic performance that’s best told with the following stats:

- With his 31 points, this was Navarro’s personal best in points scored in a single game this season - it’s also his best overall evaluation in his last three years in the Liga Endesa. In March of 2009, when Barça Regal played four overtimes in Manresa, he scored 36 points.

- With his 10 assists, he established a personal best, beating his previous record of 9 assists, which he accomplished in three different times. Two of them were in the 2008/09 season, the last was in the 2009/10 season.

- His 42 point overall evaluation is his second personal best in the Liga Endesa. In November of 2005, on Leche Río Breogán’s court, he managed to get 43 overall in a game that went to overtime.


- He’s the third player to score 30 or more points and give 10 assists in a single match. Up until now only Andre Truner in 1997 (34+10) and Tharon Mayes in 1995 (32+10) had accomplished this feat.


He did all of this without losing a single ball in his 33 minutes on the court. He won possession back once and forced nine personal fouls. These numbers are worthy of the title of MVP of the week - his second this season. The first time he won the award was against Gescrap Bizkaia on match day 4. This is the sixth time in his career that he’s been named MVP of the week.

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