Langdon carries injury-riddled CSKA (Basketball)

November 16, 2010

Trajan Langdon

With four players out of the lineup, including three starters, reigning Russian Super League champion CKSA Moscow turned to a player who has helped traverse adversity in the past.

The great Trajan Langdon.

The Alaska Sports Hall of Famer has led CSKA Moscow to two Euroleague championships in his five seasons with the professional club, so it’s fitting they are looking to him again.

The 34-year-old guard delivered a 19-point performance on the strength of his 3-point shooting to key today’s 69-60 victory. It was his sixth consecutive game with double-figure points after putting up a bagel in the second game of the season.

Langdon, of East High fame, drained 5 of 6 3-pointers today.

CSKA is 7-3 overall, but just 1-3 in the mighty Euroleague, which is the true measuring stick for a championship team. To be fair, the Russian squad is missing two All-Decade all-stars and a former defensive player of the year.

Trying his best to pick up the slack, Langdon has upped his scoring average this month to 16 points per game while shooting 48 percent from downtown.

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