CSKA Moscow became the first team to make it to the 2006 Final Four! CSKA reached its fourth consecutive Final Four, a record since the format came to European basketball in 1988, by edging Efes Pilsen 71-72 in Game 2 in Istanbul. Trajan Langdon led the winners with 24 points on 5 of 7 three-pointers against his former team. He also sealed the outcome with free throws. Real Madrid, Olympiacos and Tau Ceramica stayed in the fight to make it to the Final Four. Tau defeated Panathinaikos 85-79 at home in Vitoria, Spain behind 21 points from Travis Hansen and 20 from Luis Scola. Olympiacos topped defending champion Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 76-70 in Athens with 17 points from an unstoppable Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Panos Vasilopoulos scored the last 7 points for Olympiacos to win it for the Reds. Madrid edged Winterthur FC Barcelona 84-78 behind 22 points from Venson Hamilton. Axel Hervelle and Hamilton shined in a game-breaking 21-7 run which allowed the hosts to seal the outcome long before the final buzzer.