Created on 09-03-2021 at 07:03 AM
With Sunday's road win in Vechta (93-78), the Bayern basketball team has moved up to third place in the BBL standings. Munich can solidify its position as early as this Tuesday evening, although the task is likely to be more demanding: The Lions of Braunschweig welcome the team of coach Andrea Trinchieri starting at 19:00 (MagentaSport) and the Lower Saxons will play loose after the 93-91 victory at the MBC. With seven wins (14-22 points) they are again in the secured middle of the standings. Since the hosts are still a few games behind after quarantine issues, they still have a small chance of making the playoffs.
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Trinchieri will have to reshuffle the lineup again for Braunschweig: Leon Radosevic, who twisted his ankle in Vechta, and fellow center James Gist (muscular problems), who was also ordered to the bench early, have traveled back to Munich for treatment due to their ailments. The burden on the big men is thus on Jalen Reynolds, who sat out in Vechta, and JaJuan Johnson. "JJ" played well at Rasta (17 points) as well as against Panathinaikos.
Karim Jallow is top scorer for the Lions
For the Lions, Munich FCBB homegrown Karim Jallow, 23, was awarded the captaincy at the start of the season, and with 16.8 points per game he is also the team's top scorer. For Lukas Meisner, the second young German international, (14.4 ppg), the season is over due to a shoulder injury.
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At the MBC, besides Jallow (19 points), power forward Gavin Schilling (20) and 21-year-old Lithuanian playmaker Arnas Velicka (18/13.3 ppg/5.6 assists) carry the offensive load.
Bayern will travel home to Munich via MANschaftsbus immediately after the game ends. On Friday evening, they host Baskonia Vítoria-Gasteiz in the EuroLeague, and on Sunday, BBL league rival Oldenburg visit the Audi Dome.
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