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MVP Langdon scores 21 points to lead CSKA Moscow past Maccabi Tel Aviv

MADRID, Spain -- CSKA Moscow won its sixth Euroleague championship Sunday, as MVP Trajan Langdon scored 21 points in a 91-77 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

CSKA beat Maccabi in the final for the second time in three years and is two titles behind Real Madrid, which has won eight times.

"Tonight we faced a great Maccabi, but we had the character to never panic and to wait for our moment," said CSKA coach Ettore Mesina, who won his fourth European title. "I'm so happy for all CSKA people, the fans and ourselves."

CSKA, which fell to Panathanaikos of Greece in the final last year, beat the Israeli champions 73-69 two years ago.

Will Bynum scored 21 points for Maccabi, which overcame an 18-point, second-half deficit against Montepaschi Siena to reach the final, but couldn't engineer another comeback to give coach Tzvika Sherf his first trophy.

"We missed a lot of shots and they deserved to win," said captain Derrick Sharp, who was scoreless. "We had the faith, it just wasn't our night. We'll wake up tomorrow and fight again for another win."

Langdon, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was 4-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half to give the Russians a 42-41 halftime lead. J.R. Holden hit back-to-back 3s to help CSKA extend the lead to 50-43 early in the third.

Montepaschi Siena needed overtime to beat Spanish team Tau Ceramica 97-93 for third place earlier on Sunday.