May 13, 2016

BERLIN (AP) Nando de Colo showed why he was voted Euroleague MVP by scoring 30 points to lead CSKA Moscow past Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 88-81 on Friday and set up a final showdown against Fenerbahce.

De Colo's total was a record for a Euroleague semifinal. Ramunas Siskauskas had 29 for CSKA against Barcelona, also in Berlin, in 2009.

Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic had nine points in overtime as Fenerbahce beat Laboral Kutxa 88-77 in the other semifinal.

De Colo, the France guard, dominated the game, and made the final two free throws with 11 seconds left to send his team into the title match.

In the all-Russian semifinal, CSKA opened the game with a 9-0 run and never trailed. Lokomotiv cut the deficit to seven in the second quarter but de Colo and Milos Teodosic nailed consecutive 3-pointers. De Colo also made another for a 16-point lead early in the fourth that effectively sealed the victory.

Malcolm Delaney had 26 points for Lokomotiv.

CSKA, a six-time champion, is in its sixth final in the last 10 years, but its last title came in 2008.

Fenerbahce is seeking to become the first Turkish club to lift the trophy.

Its coach, Zeljko Obradovic, has a record eight titles with four different clubs.

Bogdanovic began the overtime with a three-pointer and finished with a team-high 18 points.

Laboral could have won it in regulation but appeared to have run out of energy. Luigi Datome, who had 15 points, sank a 3-pointer and Kostas Sloukas then drove to the basket with 25 seconds left to make 72-72.

Ioannis Bourousis, who led Laboral with 22 points and 10 rebounds, missed one of two free throws late in the fourth, and Darius Adams had a turnover and missed one free throw as the Spanish club wasted a late five-point lead. Adams finished with 19 points. Bourousis had eight straight points late in the third and at the start of the fourth. His 3-pointer gave Laboral a two-point lead at the end of the third quarter.

Jan Vesely, coming back after missing the previous six games with an Achilles tendon injury, had 14 points for Fenerbahce, with Ekpe Udoh also adding 14.

The final is on Sunday. Laboral will play Lokomotiv for third place, also on Sunday.

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