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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season - Round 20 MVP: Wade Baldwin, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
 
After having a career-best performance in a winning effort during Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv's 87-74 victory against ALBA Berlin, Wade Baldwin has earned MVP of the Round honors for the fourth time in his 108-game Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career. Baldwin finished with a career-high PIR of 35 after scoring a personal-best 33 points, while he also grabbed 3 rebounds, dished 6 assists, recorded 1 steal, blocked 1 shot and drew 6 fouls. On his way to 33 points, he went 8-of-13 from two-point range, 4-of-8 from behind the arc and 5-of-6 on free throws. This is Baldwin's first MVP accolade of the season.

The second-best performance in Round 20 came from EA7 Emporio Armani center Brandon Davies, who had a 31 PIR in his team's 73-79 loss at home to LCLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. He recorded 26 points, going 9-of-15 on two-pointers and 8-of-11 from the free-throw line, in addition to 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 11 drawn fouls. Alpha Diallo of AS Monaco finished with the third-highest PIR in this round with 26, following a display against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul that saw him collect 13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Two players in Round 20 had a PIR of 25: Valencia Basket center Bojan Dubljevic and Fenerbahce big man Johnathan Motley. Dubljevic had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in Valencia's 89-81 victory over Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade, while Motley finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists as Fenerbahce lost in overtime to Monaco.


Individual highs: Luca Vildoza, Zvezda, 5 steals

Baldwin of Maccabi led all scorers in Round 20 with 33 points. Panathinaikos Athens guard Dwayne Bacon is the EuroLeague's top scorer at 20.3 points per game. Maccabi center Josh Nebo grabbed the most rebounds in Round 20 with 13 against ALBA, tying his season-high effort, which also came against ALBA in Round 15. Mathias Lessort of Partizan is the competition's best rebounder at 7.4 per night. Nick Calathes of Fenerbahce and Cassius Winston of FC Bayern Munich each dished 8 assists. Kostas Sloukas of Olympiacos ranks first overall at 6.7 assists per game. Luca Vildoza of Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade had the most steals in Round 20 with 5 against Zalgiris Kaunas, which matches his career high. Thomas Walkup of Olympiacos leads the steals standings at 2.1 per game. Achille Polonara of Zalgiris recorded 3 blocks in Round 20. Tavares is the runaway leader for blocks with 2.8 per game. There were no players who recorded a double-double in Round 20.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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