Alba Berlin wins catch-up game against medi Bayreuth | free press


Alba Berlin has won an important home victory in the basketball Bundesliga. The Berliners won in a catch-up game in front of 2601 spectators against medi Bayreuth with 87:53 (35:33). Alba remains fifth in the standings, but has continued to play fewer games than the competition.

Berlin’s top pitchers were Johannes Thiemann and Oscar da Silva with 20 points each. Coach Israel Gonzalez was without long-term injuries Marcus Eriksson and Ben Lammers (muscular problems). Moreover, Maodo Lo started the game slightly injured. Tamir Blatt and Luke Sikma were there again after surviving the corona infection. However, the latter has yet to be used again.

In their sixth game in 14 days, the Berliners looked a little tired from the start. They tried to pick up the pace but missed a lot of open throws and even conceded a few easy points from Bayreuth. The guests held back very aggressively and were able to equalize again and again in the second quarter.

After the change of sides, Alba came out of the locker room with more energy and after a 9-0 run was able to retire in double digits for the first time (49:38). Bayreuth initially stayed tuned with successful long-range throws. In the last quarter, however, they ran out of steam. With a 32-0 run, Alba literally played the Franks against the wall and made the decision prematurely. (dpa)

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