Tell me you were surprised by the outcome of the EuroLeague Women Final Four and I'll tell you that you shouldn't have been.
Spartak Moscow Region did something that had never been done before by capturing the title for a third straight year.
Spartak Moscow Region powered their way past Halcon Avenida on Sunday to become the first club ever to win the EuroLeague Women title three straight years.
Diana Taurasi poured in a game-high 31 points and her fellow USA international Sue Bird contributed 13 with 10 assists as Spartak prevailed 85-70.
When the 2008-09 EuroLeague Women tipped off, no one could have predicted that Halcon Avenida would reach the Final.
But that's where the Salamanca team finds itself.
Two-time defending champions Spartak Moscow Region grinded out an 83-74 triumph over Russian rivals UMMC Ekaterinburg on Friday to reach another EuroLeague Women final.
Going up against a team that has been a thorn in their side in Russia this season, Spartak's Diana Taurasi underlined her status as one of the world's most exciting players by scoring 33 points.
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