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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Barcelona nabs Euroleague title

PARIS (AP) Former NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro scored 21 points to lead FC Barcelona to its second Euroleague title and first in seven years with an 86-68 victory Sunday over Olympiakos.

Navarro, who played for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2007-08, was 6-for-13 from the floor, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range, and earned MVP honors for the Final Four.

The Spanish club frustrated Olympiakos' offense, with center Fran Vazquez making four blocks in eight minutes. Olympiakos forward Linas Kleiza, who led the league in scoring this season, was limited to just three points at halftime.

Earlier Sunday, sharpshooter Trajan Langdon scored a game-high 32 points to give CSKA Moscow a 90-88 overtime win against Partizan Belgrade and help the Russian club finish third in the Final Four.

"Trajan is the best shooter in Europe in the last few years," CSKA coach Evgeny Pashutin said. "If you allow him to shoot, nobody can stop him."



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