Turkish Airlines EuroLeague RS - Round 32 MVP: Thomas Walkup, Olympiacos Piraeus  
An outstanding individual performance in a winning effort has seen Thomas Walkup of Olympiacos Piraeus earn MVP honors in Round 32 of the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Walkup led Olympiacos to an 81-73 home victory against archrival Panathinaikos Athens, amassing a PIR of 32. He finished the game with 11 points on 2-of-3 two-pointers, 1-of-2 three-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws. Walkup added 7 rebounds, a career-high 13 assists, 4 steals and 6 fouls drawn.

Vanja Marinkovic of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Mathias Lessort of Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade recorded the joint second-highest PIR in Round 32 with 29. Marinkovic led Baskonia to a 92-69 home win against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul with a career-best 35 points on 6-of-9 two-pointers, 6-of-9 three-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws. He also had 1 rebound, 1 assist and 3 fouls drawn. Lessort helped Partizan down Real Madrid 104-90 in the Serbian capital. He amassed 16 points on 7-of-9 two-pointers, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 6 fouls drawn. Tarik Black of Olympiacos (27 PIR) and Ante Zizic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul (26) complete the top individual performances in Round 32.

Individual highs: Vanja Marinkovic, Baskonia, 35 points      

Vanja Marinkovic of Baskonia was this round's top scorer, getting 35 points in his team's 92-69 home win against Fenerbahce. Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos is the competition's top scorer at 17.5 points per game. Matt Costello, also of Baskonia, pulled down 12 rebounds against Fenerbahce, more than anyone in this round. Mathias Lessort of Partizan leads all rebounders at 7.2 per night. Costello was also first in blocks in this round, recording 3. Walter Tavares of Real Madrid is first overall at 2.2 per game. Thomas Walkup dished as many as 13 assists to lead Olympiacos to an 81-73 home victory against archrival Panathinaikos. Darius Thompson of Baskonia is this season's assist leader, dishing 6.5 per game. Walkup, Arnas Butkevicius of Zalgiris Kaunas and Arturas Gudaitis of Panathinaikos each collected 4 steals in this round. Walkup is also first overall at 1.9 steals per game. Walkup (11 points, 13 rebounds), Rokas Giedraitis of Baskonia (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Elijah Bryant of Anadolu Efes Istanbul (13 points, 11 rebounds) each recorded a double-double in Round 32.  


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