7DAYS EuroCup Round 5 MVP: Luke Sikma, ALBA Berlin
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Despite missing main contributor Peyton Siva due to injury, ALBA Berlin pulled an impressive road win in Krasnodar to hand Lokomotiv Kuban its first loss of the season. In the process, Luke Sikma earned MVP honors for Round 5. Sikma had a great all-around night as he netted 18 points with just one missed shot, pulled 9 rebounds, dished 4 assists, had one steal and one block in over 29 minutes for a PIR of 31, the highest this round among winning players. Sikma had career highs in offensive rebound (5) and minutes played (29) in this game. Next in line this round, Awudu Abass of Brescia Leonessa had a PIR of 30 in his team's one-point loss to ratiopharm Ulm. Abass had 18 points and 10 rebounds. The rest of top individual performances for Round 5 are completed by Will Thomas of Valencia Basket (PIR 29), Yakuba Ouattara of AS Monaco (27) and Vanja Marinkovic of Partizan NIS Belgrade (26).