Fabien Causeur stepped up in a grand fashion on Thursday for a Real Madrid team that was missing its top performer for a key game against a direct opponent in the race for both the playoffs and the home-court advantage. Coming off the bench 6 minutes into the game, Causeur not only paced Madrid in an all-important 92-75 win over visiting Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, but also earned the MVP distinction with the best performance index rating of Round 25.

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