Credit: Mikhail Serbin/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images | BasketNews illustration
Credit Mikhail Serbin/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images | BasketNews illustration

BasketNews continues the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague beat edition. Here, you'll be able to find all the info you need about what happened in the latest EuroLeague round.

Will Clyburn's heroics, Shane Larkin's show, uncommon injury, crazy buzzer-beater, Olympiacos' record night – all of that and more in EuroLeague's Round 12 beat.

EuroLeague's beat Round 12

CLYBURN GIVES WILL. One more time, Will Clyburn proved why he is one of the best small forwards in Europe and has a nickname of European LeBron.

With 2:50 remaining, the score between CSKA Moscow and FC Bayern Munich was tied at 67. Then, Clyburn scored 10 points in a row and led CSKA to a 77-74 win.

"Of course, we showed a lot of character out there. We kept fighting. Even when we went down, we kept fighting, we kept believing, and I am glad we got the win," said the hero of the game.

UNFRIENDLY. Darrun Hilliard wasn't friendly against his former team. The American guard finished the game with season-high 28 points (1/4 2PT, 6/10 3PT, 8/9 FT), 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, and a season-high 30 PIR.

MACHINE. On Thursday, Tornike Shengelia played 32 minutes, in which he scored 12 points, added 5 rebounds, and 17 PIR.

On Friday, he was wearing Georgia's jersey and in 33 minutes of action, he accumulated 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 23 EFF. 

SHANE TIME. Anadolu Efes won the Istanbul derby 89-84 after winning the fourth quarter 33-17, and Shane Larkin was the star of the game.

Larkin scored 11 points in the fourth quarter alone as he finished the game with 25 points (4/4 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 5/6 FT), 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 rebound, 2 turnovers, and 29 PIR.

ONE MORE TIME. Meanwhile, Fenerbahce let the victory slip one more time. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Fenerbahce had a 12-point lead (72-60), but Efes ended the game with a 29-12 run.

Fenerbahce also had double-digit leads in the first (18-6) and third (63-51) quarters, but that wasn't enough.

"Again, tough loss," head coach Sasha Djordjevic started his press conference. "We played a great game for 38 minutes, and we did not finish the game in the right way."

(PAPA)GIANNIS. No, it wasn't Antetokounmpo who shone in Athens on Thursday. Georgios Papagiannis accumulate a career-high 18 points (8/9 2PT, 2/6 FT), 13 rebounds, 4 blocks, and a career-high 31 PIR.

The forward led Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to a win over Zenit St. Petersburg (70-64).

INJURY. Injuries are part of the game, and you might think it's nothing new. However, Panathinaikos head coach Dimitris Priftis was the one who suffered an injury during the game.

The Greek specialist suffered calf contusion, therefore, he could barely walk and didn't attend the press conference after the game.

RAIN IN BERLIN. ALBA Berlin had a great offensive night making 15/29 (52%) 3-pointers to edge out Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 91-86.

ROYAL DOMINANCE. Real Madrid 88-60 blew out Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to secure the fifth EuroLeague win in a row. Moreover, Real won for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings against Baskonia.

SUPERIOR. "Except for the first five minutes, I think they have done what they wanted," Neven Spahija admitted. "Medicine is the same as always, go back to work, say what is right and what is wrong and how to play basketball."

TAKE YOUR UMBRELLAS. UNICS Kazan hit club-record 15 threes and blew out Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 98-78.

WINTER IN BELGRADE. It was a completely different picture for Zvezda, which made only six 3-pointers out of 20 attempts (30%).

SUPER MARIO. Mario Hezonja led the charge with 17 points (0/1 2PT, 4/7 3PT, 5/6 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and a game-high 25 PIR.

OMG. It probably was everyone's reaction, including William Howard himself, after making a half-court buzzer-beater against AS Monaco.

ASVEL inbounded the ball, and Paris Lee deflected the basketball. However, William Howard created the movie scenario and connected from half-court, hitting the miraculous three just before the buzzer.

Referees spent at least a couple of minutes reviewing the episode, but finally, the basket counted and ASVEL took the win.

"I knew the shot was good at the end of the game," Howard admitted after the game. "I almost lost the ball, but I fixed my mistake right after. I'm really happy because it's a tough situation for us with all the injuries we have and the missing guys, so I'm glad we fought until the end and got the win."

CAREER NIGHT. On top of making the craziest shot of the season, Howard has his best career night.

The forward finished the game with career-high 23 points (3/5 2PT, 5/5 3PT, 2/4 FT), career-high 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover, and a career-high 33 PIR.

FROM BAD TO WORSE? The heartbreaking defeat wasn't the only problem for Monaco. With 17.8 seconds left, Mike James landed on Charles Kahudi's foot. Monaco star sprained the ankle and left the court with the help of his teammates. Currently, James' status is unknown. 

60. This is how many points Olympiacos Piraeus had after two quarters against Armani Exchange Milan. It is a club record for the Greek powerhouse.

Meanwhile, for Milan, it is the second-most points conceded in club history. Back in the 2014-15 season, Baskonia had 61 points.

ANOTHER RECORD. Olympiacos joined the 3-pointer party, making 18 shots from deep and beating the previous club record of 16 made 3-pointers.

CAREER-NIGHT. Giannoulis Larentzakis accumulated a career-high 18 points (0/1 2PT, 5/9 3PT, 3/3 FT), 2 rebounds, and 16 PIR.

LIFTED CURSE. Before this game, both Olympiacos and Panathinaikos have lost all of their away games. Finally, the 12th time was the charm.

NO STARTERS, NO PROBLEMS. Sarunas Jasikevicius was missing injured Nick Calathes, Cory Higgins, and Alex Alebrines, while Brandon Davies was playing with Uganda in the FIBA window. Despite that, Barcelona demolished Zalgiris 96-73.

"It's the first team in my career I can't have four starter players," Jasikevicius admitted after the game. "But we played a really good game. We knew Brandon (Davies) would not play today. It's something we can't control as a club."

NO SENTIMENTS. For Rokas Jokubaitis, it was his first game against his former team, and the 21-year-old point guard had one of the best games in his career.

Jokubaitis accumulated 15 points (2/4 2PT, 3/3 3PT, 2/2 FT), 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers, and 20 PIR.

0. On the court, Arturas Milaknis spent more than 12 minutes. Despite that, he didn't record a single shot, rebound, assist, steal, turnover, or block.

However, the Lithuanian sharpshooter managed to commit and draw one foul, therefore, his PIR also remained at 0.

TOP Plays of Round 12

Currently, TOP10 plays of Round 12 aren't available.

Records of Round 12

PIR
William  Howard
William Howard

William Howard (33)

Points
Darrun  Hilliard
Darrun Hilliard

Darrun Hilliard (28)

Rebounds
Georgios  Papagiannis
Georgios Papagiannis

 

 

 

Georgios Papagiannis (13)

 

 

 

Assists
Thomas  Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel

Thomas Heurtel, Lorenzo Brown (9 each)

Steals
Pierria  Henry
Pierria Henry

 

 

 

Pierria Henry, Lamar Peters (4 each)

 

 

 

Blocks
Kyle  Hines
Kyle Hines

Kyle Hines, Joel Bolomboy (3 each)

3-pointers made
Darrun  Hilliard
Darrun Hilliard
Darrun Hilliard (6)

Results of Round 12

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70-64 stat »
91-86 stat »
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78-98 stat »
84-85 stat »
72-93 stat »
96-73 stat »
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