Dzanan Musa gets MVP honors for round 29

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Bojan Brezovac

18/Mar/23 13:47

Dzanan Musa finished with a career-high 38 PIR, the highest of any Real player in almost five years

By Eurohoops team/

A dominant display in Real Madrid‘s 91-87 win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has seen Dzanan Musa earn MVP of the Round honors in Round 29 of the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. This is the 23-year-old’s third MVP award in his debut campaign with Los Blancos.

Musa finished with a career-high 38 PIR, the highest of any Real player in almost five years, after scoring 27 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, dishing 3 assists, recording 1 steal and drawing 10 fouls. En route to his 27 points, he went 4-of-5 on two-pointers, 2-of-5 on three-pointers and 13-of-14 from the free-throw line. The 13 free throws made by Musa ranks second in the league this season. Musa’s 27 points is his second-highest total in 2022-23, having scored a career-high 28 points in Round 9 against Valencia Basket.

Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus had a PIR of 32, the second highest in Round 29, in his team’s 72-74 win at Zalgiris Kaunas. The forward recorded 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 fouls drawn.

Coming in third place in the Round 29 MVP race is Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv guard Wade Baldwin, who had a 31 PIR as his side beat Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 93-79. Baldwin amassed 24 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal and 6 fouls drawn. Youssoupha Fall of LCLC ASVEL Villeurbanne had the fourth-best PIR mark with 28, but his squad ended up losing 82-86 to Panathinaikos Athens. The center finished with a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double, in addition to 1 steal, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn.

Rounding out the top five is Elie Okobo of AS Monaco, as the guard had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn on his way to a PIR of 27 in his team’s 81-68 win against Virtus Segafredo Bologna.