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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.
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