Bavaria celebrates successful dress rehearsal before Eurocup semi-final
Bayern Munich is currently unbeatable in the BBL. Against Braunschweig, the leader celebrates his 20th birthday. League win in a row. The semi-final in the Eurocup can come.
Leader Bayern Munich has celebrated a successful dress rehearsal for the first EuroCup semi-final in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).
Three days before the duel at Darüssafaka Istanbul (Tuesday/18.45), the cup winner fought his way to the top on the 25th minute. Matchday a 91:82 (46:44) with the lions Braunschweig and underlined with the 20. League victory in series his dominance in the BBL.
“We’ve been having a hard time this whole game. That we had a close game today wasn’t so bad for Tuesday,” said Maik Zirbes, Munich’s top scorer with 21 points, at Telekom Sport.
Pursuitor Alba Berlin remained the Bavaria with a sovereign 98:71 (45:34) against the BG Göttingen on the heels and has as table second behind Munich (46:2) now 40:8 points on the account. This was the tenth victory in a row for the Berlin team.
In the fight for play-off participation, ratiopharm Ulm clinched an important success against Walter Tigers Tübingen after four successive defeats. The team of coach Thorsten Leibenath kept at 95:82 (51:43) in the 28th minute. Schwaben-Derby takes the upper hand and remains within striking distance of the eighth place in the standings with 26:22 points.
In contrast to the first leg in Munich, when the lions played in the 3. After a 53-111 defeat in the club’s history, the hosts made the match in Braunschweig open for a long time.
Bayern coach Sasa Djordjevic had to cope with the retirement of international Danilo Barthel shortly before the break, who could not continue after a collision. An examination should now clarify the facial injury.
“Danilo having to get out hurt us a lot. But if even a Danilo Barthel can be eliminated and we still show such a performance, we have done our job as a team,” said Zirbes.
DeAndre Landsdowne was the most successful for the team of former national coach Frank Menz on the other side with 27 points.