By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Luke Sikma was named Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 3 MVP, Euroleague Basketball announced Thursday.
Sikma, 33, recorded 16 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists as Alba routed Panathinaikos Wednesday evening. Producing 33 PIR earned him the MVP of the Round award.
Per the press release: “Luka Sikma had a masterful performance for ALBA Berlin in smashing Panathinaikos Athens 94-65 on Wednesday night to earn the MVP honor for Round 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Sikma finished with a career-high performance index rating of 33, the highest in Round 3, and set another personal best by pulling down 15 rebounds, which is also the EuroLeague season high. He finished the game with 16 points, making 4 of 7 two-pointers and 2 of 3 threes, dishing 6 assists and drawing 4 personal fouls. This is Sikma’s third MVP of the Round honor in four EuroLeague seasons. The next-best PIR of 32 was shared by Markus Howard of Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Howard shined with 30 points on 7-for-12 three-point shooting, 3 assists and 10 fouls drawn in a 92-75 home win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Micic had 22 points, 8 assists, 2 steals and 9 fouls drawn in a 91-92 home loss against Valencia Basket. Following them was Jordan Loyd of AS Monaco, who had 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for a PIR 30 in a road loss against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Rounding out the list of Round 3 top performers is Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus, whose PIR of 29 came from collecting 23 points and 12 rebounds in a road win over Real Madrid.”
FC Bayern’s Freddie Gillespie ranked first in the Top 10 Plays of the round, shared on the official YouTube portal of Euroleague Basketball. Enjoy his block and the rest of the highlight efforts of Round 3.
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