A career-high performance in a winning effort allowed Dzanan Musa of Real Madrid to earn the MVP honor for Round 9 with a performance index rating 32. Musa led Real to a 73-80 road win against Valencia Basket. He finished the game with a career-high 28 points on super shooting, making 10 of 13 two-pointers, 2 of 5 three-pointers and 2 of 2 free throws. Musa added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 fouls drawn for a PIR of 32, a new personal best. Musa earned MVP of the Round honors for the second time in his career after Round 6 earlier this month.
Derrick Williams of Panathinaikos Athens had a PIR of 30 in his team’s 88-85 overtime home win against Virtus Segafredo Bologna. Williams piled up 26 points on 5-for-7 two-point and 5-for-8 three-point shooting, adding 8 rebounds, an assist, a steal and 3 fouls drawn. Will Clyburn of Anadolu Efes Istanbul came next with a PIR of 29 in his team’s 51-80 road victory against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Clyburn had 24 points while making 6 of 10 two-pointers and 4 of 6 triples to go with 9 rebounds and 4 fouls drawn. Danilo Andjusic of Partizan Mozzart Bet recorded a career-high PIR of 28 in a 79-68 losing effort against FC Barcelona. Andjusic had 23 points, all in the second half, adding 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 fouls drawn. Nick Calathes of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Matt Costello of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, each with a PIR of 25, complete the top individual performances in Round 9.
Individual highs: Victor Claver of Valencia Basket, 5 steals
Dzanan Musa of Real Madrid was Round 9’s best scorer, scoring 28 points against Valencia Basket. Will Clyburn of Anadolu Efes Istanbul is the competition’s top scorer overall, averaging 20.3 points until now. Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus, Gabriel Deck of Real, Mam Jaiteh and Jordan Mickey of Virtus Segafredo Bologna, and Oscar Da Silva of FC Barcelona led all rebounders by pulling down 10 apiece in Round 9. Vezenkov leads the rebounds table at 9.0 per night. Thomas Walkup, also of Olympiacos, dished 9 assists to lead Round 9. Luke Sikma of ALBA Berlin ranks first in assists at 7.0 per game. Victor Claver of Valencia Basket collected 5 steals in Round 9, tying a club record. Walkup is first overall in steals at 2.6 per night. Six players – Arturas Gudaitis and Georgios Papagiannis of Panathinaikos Athens, Donta Hall of AS Monaco, Ben Lammers of ALBA, Bonzie Colson of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Nicolo Melli of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan – each had 2 blocks in this round. Walter Tavares of Real ranks first in blocks at 2.2 per game. Vezenkov (17 points, 10 rebounds), Jaiteh (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Deck (16 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles in Round 9.
📝 Article from a press release issued by Turkish Airlines Euroleague.