A stunning individual performance in a winning effort allowed forward Will Clyburn of Anadolu Efes Istanbul to claim Round 26 MVP honors in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Clyburn was everywhere as Efes downed Panathinaikos Athens in the Greek capital, 82-87. His PIR of 32 topped all EuroLeague players in Round 26. Clyburn finished the game with 24 points, hitting 5-of-9 two-pointers, 4-of-6 three-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws. He added 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals. Clyburn, the 2019 Final Four MVP, has won his second MVP honor in the last five rounds, and for the fifth time in his EuroLeague career.
Next best PIR, 31, belongs to Daulton Hommes of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. In a 114-75 drubbing of Valencia Basket, Hommes had 24 points, going 4-for-6 from the field and 15-for-15 from the free-throw line, while he also had 6 rebounds and 7 drawn fouls to his name. Nikola Mirotic of FC Barcelona had a PIR of 27 in his team's 93-74 home victory against Zalgiris Kaunas. Mirotic scored 28 points on 6-of-7 two-pointers, 3-of-6 three-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws, in addition to adding 2 rebounds, a steal and 4 fouls drawn. Wrapping up the list of top performers are Donta Hall of AS Monaco and Baskonia guard Darius Thompson, each of whom had a PIR of 25. Hall registered his first double-double of the season with 12 points on 100% shooting and 10 rebounds as Monaco grabbed an 86-67 home win against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Thompson had 16 points, 11 assists and 3 steals for Baskonia.