TBayern defender Bayern has maintained its home run and won the first playoff final for the German Basketball Championship against Alba Berlin. In a highly competitive opening match, the Munich beat on Sunday evening with 74:70 (36:37) and went in the Best of Five series 1-0 lead. Bayern remained unbeaten in their 22nd home game successively this season.
In front of 6,500 spectators in the Audi Dome, Nihad Djedovic was the best Munich shooter with 18 points, Peyton Siva scored the most for Alba with 14 points. The first player to win three games is champion. Game two will take place on Wednesday (20.30) in the capital.
At first completely indisposed host
National player Maxi Kleber of the Dallas Mavericks wished his former Munich team in a video message again all the best – on-site could be from the footballers of Bayern outgoing Arjen Robben the duel not take. The Dutchman had to witness a turbo start of the Berlin guests, who immediately pulled away with 11: 0. The initially nervous Munich coach Dejan Radonjic had huge problems with the Alba intensity. Only after three and a half minutes Nihad Djedovic scored the first counters for the initially completely indisposed host.
Berlin coach Aito Garcia Reneses, who wants to get his debut title with Alba, saw the Munich catch up. With the last litter in the first quarter, the Finn Petteri Koponen brought Bayern to 18:22. "It's an important game, first final, that's what you really want to win. They fought well, "Robben said.
The Munich were like the Berlin undefeated in their knockout games stormed into the final. The fact that two teams with a perfect playoff record in each case moved into the final, managed last Bayreuth and Leverkusen 1988/89. Of the five playoff series in the Bundesliga against Alba, the Munich have even won all five.
19 seconds before the end of the second quarter, Radonjic's team, which was able to gradually improve its throwing rate from the field, was even in front for the first time after a dunk by Nemanja Dangubic (36:35). "Both teams are in the game," stated the Berlin Center Johannes Thiemann at Magenta Sport.
The game remained gripping and tight. Meanwhile, the Berlin set in the third quarter with a 7-0 run although to 51:47 from a slight decline, but a proper rhythm could not work out the guests. Then the guests ran after successful distance throws suddenly hot and were with 64:56 in front. The Munich fought but – and how! After captain Danilo Barthel had converted three free throws shortly before the end, the home win was perfect.
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