The show goes on
Tue, 28/03/23, 17:43
FCBB in Athens on Tuesday & against Monaco on Friday
After a night in their own beds the Bayern Basketballl team set off for the next away game at Panathinaikos Athens - the first of four opponents in the next eight days. The game will tip off on Tuesday evening (19:30/MagentaSport). For the Munich team, it's the last Double-Week in the EuroLeague including the home game at the Audi Dome against the hot Final Four contender on Friday (19:00), AS Monaco.
Sunday vs Ludwigsburg at the Audi Dome
In the BBL, Bayern will host sixth-place Ludwigsburg on Sunday (April 2, 18:00) and must travel to Ulm on Tuesday (April 4, 19:00).
The Munich team returned home from Braunschweig on Sunday evening with a solid 74-63 win in the BBL. Panathinaikos, lost 77-73 in their rivalry game at AEK on Saturday while Milan also lost unexpectedly after its home win over FCBB, 83-74 at last-place Brescia on Sunday night.
"Want to take every win that is possible".
"We have another tough schedule ahead of us these days, but my players and coaching staff are approaching the next job with the best possible focus and energy that we can deliver," said head coach Andrea Trinchieri. "Panathinaikos is always very difficult to play at home, they were also in the game for a long time last week against Barcelona. But we also want to take every win possible in the EuroLeague at all costs, on Tuesday we will give it our all again."
In the Greek capital, head coach Andrea Trinchieri will likely once again have only his eleven-man squad available for the fourth-to-last gameday of the regular season as they are without Rubit (out for the season), Harris (training), Hunter (back), Jaramaz (appendix) and Winston (back); although there is still an possibility with the latter.
Without Hunter, Jaramaz and probably Winston as well.
Panathinaikos, meanwhile, is having a difficult season again this year, and even the change of coach to Christos Serelis did little to change that. While archrival Olympiakos is leading in all competitions, the capital club is also far behind Piraeus (20-0) in the league (14-5) and will try to win the rivalry game on Friday on the European stage for the first time in ages.
The six-time Euro champions lost the first matchup against the FCBB by a clear 84-64 margin. Despite top personnel such as US forward Derrick Williams (13.1 ppg), top scorer Dwayne Bacon (17.2) or the well-known guards Nate Wolters (8.1), Marius Grigonis (7.8) and Paris Lee (11.0) they have only managed to win ten games so far. With a win against FCBB (11-19), however, the hosts would at least draw level with the German Cup winners.