By: Nick Gibson / @euro_adventures

ISTANBUL  —  This is where Andrei Kirilenko and Nenad Krstic were supposed to be.  This is why they came back to Europe, and this is why they signed with CSKA Moscow, a veritable powerhouse.

From the moment they stepped on the floor alongside Milos Teodosic and Alexey Shved, it was clear that it would take a mammoth effort to keep the Russians out of the Euroleague Final Four for a second straight season.

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