Twenty points from Dylan Page helped Roanne Basket wrap up third place at EuroChallenge Final Four as they claimed an 86-80 success in an entertaining shoot-out against Scavolini Spar Pesaro.
Both teams were hot from long range throughout but it was the French side that prevailed - despite trailing by ten points in the first half due to some flawless perimeter shooting by Michael Hicks-Taylor who finished with a game high 27 points.
The big Semi-Finals night sent for the first time in the EuroChallenge history a team from Germany to the title game, with a chance to become only the third German team to win a European title, after BG Gottingen used a huge second half to eliminate Basket Roanne.
Krasnye Krylia became the first team out of Russia to reach the gold medal game since 2006 but has a chance to bring a second European title to the city of Samara after the Eurocup Challenge trophy from 2007.
Krasnye Krylia became the first team to punch their ticket for the EuroChallenge 2010 Final after grinding out a hard fought 73-70 win against an injury-hit but gutsy Scavolini Spar Pesaro.
The Redwings continue to fly high after once again relying on their defence and experience to progress.
Dusan Sakota's condition is improving, according to the latest medical statement released on Friday.
The 24-year-old Scavolini Pesaro star is in an intensive care unit so doctors can monitor his vital signs.
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