With captain Tornike Shengelia back to action, Baskonia will meet the almighty CSKA Moscow in the playoffs in their effort to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2016.
Both teams won their home games this season and CSKA has made it to all the Final Fours since 2003 except for Barcelona in 2011.
It will be a high obstacle to overcome, but if Baskonia wants to be in the Final Four at home, it will have to get rid of the quintessential Final Four team.
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