Will Clyburn, Anadolu Efes Istanbu
Will Clyburn, Anadolu Efes IstanbulWill Clyburn starred for Anadolu Efes Istanbul in an 80-70 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Wednesday night, which has seen him earn MVP of the Round honors for the fourth time in his career. Clyburn tallied 19 points, making 5-of-9 two-pointers, 2-of-4 three-pointers and all 3 of his free throws, along with 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steals and 5 drawn fouls. He not only led all players this round in performance index rating with 27, but he was also involved in some key plays during the final minute as he helped seal Efes's win.
Cassius Winston of FC Bayern Munich had the next highest PIR, 26, in a loss against Valencia Basket. Winston amassed 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. AS Monaco center Donatas Motiejunas had a PIR of 25 in his team's win over ALBA Berlin. Motiejunas posted 22 points, making 11-of-12 shots from the field, along with 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Rounding out top five performers in Round 13 are Kevin Punter of Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade and Rokas Giedraitis of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, each of whom had a 24 PIR. Punter paired 22 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists in a win over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, while Giedraitis posted 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.
Individual highs: Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos, 12 rebounds
Ignas Brazdeikis of Zalgiris led all scorers in this round with 25 points. Dwayne Bacon of Panathinaikos Athens leads the league with 19.4 points per game. Olympiacos Piraeus forward Sasha Vezenkov had 12 rebounds, the most in Round 22. Vezenkov also leads the league with 7.4 rebounds per game. Virtus Segafredo Bologna playmaker Milos Teodosic led all players in Round 22 with 9 assists. Olympiacos guard Kostas Sloukas is this season's assist leader with an average of 6.6 per night. Five players had 3 steals in this round: Zach LeDay of Partizan, Paris Lee of Panathinaikos Athens, Michalis Lountzis of Olympiacos Piraeus, Bonzie Colson of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Ognjen Dobric of Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade. Olympiacos guard Thomas Walkup tops the charts for steals, averaging 2.0 per game. Four players had 3 blocks in Round 22: Bryant Dunston of Efes, Arturas Gudaitis of Panathinaikos, Steven Enoch of Baskonia and Freddie Gillespie of Bayern. Real Madrid big man Walter Tavares is this season's top shot blocker with 2.6 per game. The lone double-double this round belongs to Vezenkov, who had 12 points and 12 rebounds.