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Hamburg Towers beat BBL leaders Bonn 92:80 – basketball

Towers trainer Pedro Calles first took a long swig from the water bottle. Made…

After two defeats, Hamburg’s basketball players clinched their first victory of the year. And what a kind: The towers surprised in Bonn with 92:80 (53:38) and inflicted the first home bankruptcy of the season on the front runner!

“In the end, the defense was crucial,” said Calles. “We understand that we all have to show the same commitment in order to be successful. The players who were on the field internalized that. “

Super victory with defenses!

The towers were able to book the perhaps even greater success beforehand. Because they survived the high-risk game against Alba Berlin (has eleven corona cases) a week before without infection!

In contrast to Bonn, where Karsten Tadda and Javontae Hawkins tested positive on Friday and were absent.

The Hamburgers had to do it for their part However, points guarantor Jaylon Brown (hip) and playmaker Justus Hollatz (ankle) do without. But top scorer Caleb Homesley ran hot: The lanky American took over responsibility and achieved a new personal best with 33 points.

“For me, only victory is important, no matter what I have to do for the team,” he said afterwards. “Whether to score, rebound, defend – the points were important today.”

Thanks to his wild throws, the Towers were now in the lead with 22 points. “Our intensity made all the difference,” said Homesley. “We came here with a defensive attitude and fought.”

On Tuesday the EuroCup against Ankara with ex-national coach Henrik Rödl continues (7.30 p.m., Magenta Sport). Because only 200 fans are allowed in, all tickets that have already been sold will initially be refunded.

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