After missing almost the whole 2019-20 season with a torn ACL, Will Clyburn was back with a vengeance this season and he sealed that with a career performance that allowed his team to go to its ninth straight Final Four and earn him the MVP of the Week honor for Games 3 and 4 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Clyburn shined in Game 3 with a PIR 38 at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and led CSKA to a series sweep that punched its ticket to be in Cologne in late May to play for the title.
It was a night to remember for Clyburn, who set new personal bests in PIR, points (34), three-pointers made (5) and free throws made (11). He also added 7 rebounds and 1 steal to a great all-around performance in 31 minutes coming off the bench. It was the highest PIR for the winner of a playoff game in 15 years.
Following Clyburn among the week's best inidividual performance was Vladimir Lucic, whose PIR 35 in Game 3 against AX Armani Exchange Milan allowed FC Bayern Munich to get the first playoff win ever for a German team. Vladimir Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul shined with a PIR of 34 and 29 points in Game 3, but it wasn't enough to save his team from an 80-76 defeat at the hands of host Real Madrid. Iffe Lundberg also had a great night in Game 3 with CSKA at Fenerbahce as he posted a PIR of 32, his personal high since joining the team in midseason. And Shane Larkin posted a PIR of 31 in Game 4 on Thursday despite Efes team losing again at Real, 82-76.