Miller-McIntyre broke the EuroLeague's all-time assist record, dishing a career-best 20, and has become just the third-ever EuroLeague player with a triple-double.
Round 26 MVP: Codi Miller-McIntyre, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
A truly historic performance in a winning effort has seen Codi Miller McIntyre of Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz claim Round 26 MVP honors with a career-high PIR of 42.
Miller-McIntyre led Baskonia to a 94-80 home victory over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. He broke the EuroLeague's all-time assist record, dishing a career-best 20. Facu Campazzo and Stefan Jovic shared the previous record with 19 assists apiece. He added 11 points and a personal-high 11 rebounds to become just the third-ever EuroLeague player with a triple-double after Nick Calathes and Nikola Vujcic. Miller-McIntyre also set another all-time record for the most assists in a half, having had 12 before halftime. This is his second MVP of the Round honor this season, as he previously earned Round 8 MVP honors with a PIR of 29.
Shane Larkin of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Wade Baldwin of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Yago Dos Santos of Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade each had a PIR of 32 in Round 26. Larkin led Efes to a 105-91 win over Maccabi with 22 points on 4-of-7 two-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws, in addition to having 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 fouls drawn. In that game, Baldwin amassed 26 points, 5 assists and 10 fouls drawn. Dos Santos posted 21 points, 3 rebounds, 14 assists and 6 fouls drawn in his team's 91-93 home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas. Shavon Shields of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and his teammate Nikola Mirotic, each with a PIR of 29 in an 81-76 victory over Real Madrid, complete the top individual performances in Round 26.