Nine games into his return to the club where first played as a teenager last century, Andrei Kirilenko put his stamp on CSKA Moscow's march into the Final Four with a signature performance that made him the bwin MVP for Game 4 of the playoffs. The former Euroleague MVP contributed heavily to a series clinching 55-74 victory over Panathinaikos Athens with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal for a performance index rating of 27, which was Kirilenko’s best this season and the highest of any player in Playoffs Game 4. It also marked the fifth weekly bwin MVP award of Kirilenko’s Euroleague career. The second-highest index rating in Playoffs Game 4 came from Anadolu Efes Istanbul forward Dario Saric with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for an index rating of 22 in a 63-76 loss to Real Madrid. Saric’s teammate Nenad Krstic produced a performance index rating of 19 with 16 points on near-perfect shooting and 4 rebounds. Rounding out the best performances of Playoffs Game 4 were Tomas Satoranski of FC Barcelona, James Gist of Panathinaikos, Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid and Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus, who each tallied performance index ratings of 17.
Individual leaders: Nikos Pappas of Panathinaikos, 5 steals
CSKA Moscow guard Nando De Colo was Playoffs Game 4’s top scorer with 18 points. Dario Saric was the leading rebounder with 12. He shared the top of Playoffs Game 4’s assists charts with Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos, Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos and Sergio Llull of Madrid, each with 5 assists. Nobody gathered more steals than Playoffs Game 3 bwin MVP Nikos Pappas, who had 5 for Panathinaikos. Kirilenko, who topped the Game 4 blocked shots standings with 3, also produced the only double-double in Game 4.