The fourth episode of Kyle Hines’ docuseries, “Just a Kid from Sicklerville”, focuses on CSKA Moscow’s qualification to the Final Four as well as his leg injury.
In the beginning, the 31-year-old player talks about the injury he suffered during his team’s home game against Crvena Zvezda, which prevented him from participating in the playoffs. Hines says he has just come back to the training session, however he still needs time to return to his previous high standards and help his squad.
Later, we see highlights from the first two play-off games against Khimki at the “MegaSport Arena”, where the “Bear” beat their opponents twice, 98-95 and 89-84, respectively, to come one step away from the Final Four.
The three-time Euroleague champion praised Sergio Rodriguez’s and Othello Hunter’s performance in Game 1, while he mentioned all the players stepped up in Game 2 and helped the team claim the second victory.
For him, as he is a competitive athlete, it was disappointing and frustrating that he was unable to play in the series, due to his injury.
With CSKA losing to Khimki in Game 3 (79-73), Hines says the Euroleague is a very tough competition, with excellent clubs taking part in it, adding that the squad has to fight until the end to win in Game 4.
Following their qualification to the Final Four, after beating Khimki 88-89 in Game 4, we see the Muscovites celebrate in the locker room and head coach Dimitris Itoudis congratulate all his players for their accomplishment.
In the last part of the episode, Kyle Hines feels happy for his presence in another Final Four and adds that the season was very difficult, as they had to be at their very best in every game and help the squad go all the way in all competitions.
You can watch the full episode here.