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Joe Arlauckas has the inside scoop on the championship game in a special edition of The Crossover podcast that features interviews with two of Sunday’s would-be titlists, Cory Higgins of CSKA Moscow and Adrien Moerman of Anadolu Efes. 

Joe sat down with both finalists on Saturday morning after their teams aced their semifinals on Friday by different means.

Moerman and Efes blew away mighty Fenerbahce in the first semifinal (73-92), which came as something of a surprise for a team with quite limited Final Four experience.

He talks about what went into the historic victory that put Efes in its first continental final and sized up his team’s opponent for the trophy. 

Higgins and CSKA took the opposite route on Friday, rallying from 14 points behind in the second half to dethrone Real Madrid by a score of 95-90. Higgins talks about why this is a different CSKA than the team that lost its last two semifinals before Friday. 

In addition to his interviews with Sunday’s finalists, Arlauckas is joined by a couple of experts who know just what it takes to win a title of this stature, two-time EuroLeague champions Nikola Vujcic and Johnny Rogers, who discuss Friday’s semifinals and preview the upcoming championship game.

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