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Thanks to Bayern goofs: Telekom Baskets new table leader

Bonn / Ilshofen (dpa) – Telekom Baskets Bonn are the new league leaders in the basketball league.

© Tobias Hase (dpa)

Basketball Bundesliga

Thanks to FC Bayern Munich’s 68:77 mistake at Hakro Merlins Crailsheim and their own clear 115:90 win over Syntainics MBC from Weißenfels, the still surprisingly strong Rhinelander are in first place with a record of 11: 2 wins. The co-favorite from Munich (10: 3) is now second.

The Bavarians were completely out of the role at the beginning. Coach Andrea Trinchieri’s team only scored eleven points in the first quarter. By the break, Munich recovered from an eleven point deficit and came up to 37:40. Crailsheim, however, did not give up and again showed a strong performance in the third quarter. Therefore, the hosts went into the final section with 60:50 (30th minute). There they could not be taken away from the lead. TJ Shorts scored 21 points. KC Rivers (23 points) was the best Bayern thrower.

On the other hand, the Bonn appearance in the eighth success in a row against the MBC was sovereign. Only in the second quarter did the Baskets let the guests from Weißenfels come closer (54:47). With a furious third round (36:18), the game was quickly decided. The best scorer in coach Tuomas Iisalo’s team was Skyler Bowlin (23 points). Six other Bonners also scored double-digit.

Behind the duo, the Hamburg Towers (8: 4) climbed to third place for the time being. The Hanseatic League had no problems with the Gießen 46ers at 104: 82 (53:39). Robin Christen (20 points) and Caleb Homesley (18) were the most successful for coach Pedro Calles’ team.

The game of Löwen Braunschweig against EWE Baskets Oldenburg was postponed after five positive Corona cases from Oldenburg.

© dpa-infocom, dpa: 211226-99-510650 / 2

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