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Started few weeks ago.Now it semi-finals CSKA Moscow-Uniks and Khimky Moscow-Spartak Sankt Petersborg.Dynamo Moscow was eliminated by Spartak Sankt Petersborg.Winner of playoff it will be champion of Russia and it will be direct qualificated for Euroleague next season.
In the big final Russian Playoff 09 will meet CSKA Moscow vs. Khimky Moscow the best clubs in Russia they will play in 3 series.First game is on May 20.Khimky is needed championship to qualificate directly in Euroleague next season.
Should be a good series. CSKA should be able to win, though.
Cska Moscow is lead in series 1-0 against Khimky Moscow 80-74.The best player was Ramunas Siskauskas who had 26 points.
After two wins in Final Russian Playoff for Cska Moscow finaly they lose against Khimky Moscow 67-66.
So CSKA retained their title as every year. The score of the last game of the series was simply embarrassing to Khimki. Even thought they lost in close games against CSKA and even managed to defeat them once the last game ended 78-45 in favour of CSKA. That's +33 for Messina's team!

On the other hand we saw even more surprising results in LKL finals as Rytas beat Zalgiris by 42 points and then lost the next game by 26.
So many headline signings, and in the end CSKA wins it easily. Russian clubs really have to start changing their policy, as nothing actually changed. And Russian players should be given so much more minutes and a role in strong teams.