Mith a debacle in the Bundesliga, the basketball players of FC Bayern Munich are going into the important third Euroleague playoff game against Olimpia Milan on Wednesday. The hoped-for self-confidence after the two defeats in Italy did not exist on Sunday: Master Alba Berlin finished Bayern in Munich with 100: 62 (52:30) and caused great worry lines on the Isar. “It’s going to be very difficult now,” said Bavaria’s top scorer Dennis Seeley at MagentaSport.
Alba completely dominated the match from the start of the second quarter. Led by center Ben Lammers, who scored eleven points before the break, the Berliners gradually expanded their lead. The tired Munich residents had nothing to oppose. A successful three-point throw by Johannes Thiemann made the 22-point deficit perfect after 20 minutes.
A visibly served Bayern coach Andrea Trinchieri only went into the dressing room briefly and came back almost immediately. After the weak performance, he quickly left the team alone again. The attempt to wake up his players with it did not work. The guests of coach Aito Garcia Reneses extended the lead to 83:46 after 30 minutes. “We wanted to dominate them,” emphasized Alba’s best shooter Niels Giffey. “We didn’t want to give him a chance.”
In the end there was the highest league victory over Munich with 100: 62. And yet the Alba coach still had something to criticize. “It wasn’t our best game,” said the Spaniard. With 24: 6 wins, the capital city club consolidated second place in the table. Bayern (23: 8) remain third.
The MHP Giants Ludwigsburg are undisputed at the top. At the Jobstairs Gießen 46ers, coach John Patrick’s team won 89:80 and achieved the 27th success in the 29th game. This means that the Ludwigsburg are about to win the main round championship. However, Jaleen Smith, who was the Giants’ top scorer with 18 points on Saturday, threatens to fail. The American sustained a foot injury.
In the fight against relegation, the Syntainics MBC Weißenfels (9:22) have made an important step towards staying in the class. With the 81:76 at the Fraport Skyliners from Frankfurt, the team of coach Silvano Poropat was able to extend the lead over Gießen (6:24) and Rasta Vechta (5:25), who are on the two relegation places.