Euroleague Playoffs Game 2s

Games two of the 2011-12 Euroleague Playoffs have gone down … also down and just about out are Gescrap Bilbao Basket, once again outmatched and whipped by CSKA Moscow, 79-60. Unics Kazan may also be in the razor’s edge category as even a lackluster performance by FC Barcelona shooters – seriously, 19-of-57 (33.33%) overall and 13-of-43 (30.2%) not including Juan Carlos Navarro – wasn’t enough to buy the Russian side a win on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Montepaschi Siena managed to even up their series in a pair of thrillers: The former overcame Panathinaikos and lotsa noise for the 95-92 overtime win away, while the latter held off another fourth-quarter comeback by Olympiacos to tally an 81-80 squeaker in the win column. And now, the BallinEurope YouTube compilation … what better to do on Saturday, anyway? Right now, the team of destiny is clearly CSKA Moscow, and Andrei Kirilenko may just become the first player since Michael Jordan in any league to be labeled an “MVP of destiny.” With another killer performance – 20 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks, performance index rating of 31 – run up last night, AK-47 may yet get a unanimous win for Euroleague Most Valuable Player. For now, Kirilenko’ll settle for another W and a game two MVP nod. Of special note in the big league’s official highlight clip begins at about 0:30 into the vid: Check out the Russian’s twisty move inside on Roger Grimau plus subsequent two-handed jam and the and-one. (Actually, it seems like half the highlights on this thing involve a Grimau foul…) Video not available
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