EuroLeague - Round 12 MVP: Vincent Poirier, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
As the second rookie to become the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Round this season, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz big man Vincent Poirier claimed the honor in style on Friday. His 2 free throws with 3.1 seconds left lifted Baskonia to an 81-82 road win against Anadolu Efes Istanbul in a comeback that his fingerprints were all over. Poirier finished with a performance index rating of 35, tops among all players this round, and 15 of that total came in the game's last 5 minutes, 35 seconds, when Baskonia rallied from 76-67 behind to win. He also established personal highs with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks, with the latter matching the most by any EuroLeague player this season.