Tue, 18/04/23, 22:37
Bayern looks to continue win streak vs Frankfurt
There are exactly four weeks left before the BBL playoffs kick-off in mid-May. The Bayern basketball team has already clinched a playoff spot and has a comfortable cushion as the third seed and with another home win this Wednesday evening against Frankfurt, home-court advantage in the first round would also be fixed.
The game starts at 19:00 and then on Sunday (15:00), the Cup winners will travel to Crailsheim. Next Wednesday they will face off against Rostock (19:00). Bayern currently sports an eight-game winning streak.
Frankfurt on the brink of relegation
The Skyliners from Frankfurt who lost 3-2 to Bayern in the 2018 playoffs, have been in an intense fight against relegation for months and the decision could come down to the very last game. Bayreuth has already been officially relegate with only five wins (5-23), but the second relegated team could be Frankfurt (8-20), Braunschweig (9-19), MBC (9-19) or even Hamburg or Crailsheim (both 10-19).
Change of coach and various re-signings have not done the trick for a team that is struggling just to stay in the top league. The trend has recently been upwards under long-time assistant Klaus Perwas. This past weekend they defeated Weissenfels 71-65 at home in the easyCredit BBL; before that, they pulled off an upset in Rostock (99-77) and a few weeks ago also against Chemnitz (89-84).
In addition to adding Perwas, former frankfurt guard Jordan Theodore (18 ppg in two appearances), who was recently brought back to the team join Joshua Obiesie, a good friend of the Bayern squad.
The Munich native played decently at times last year in Munich and trained a lot with FCBB assistant coach Emilio Kovacic. For his new club Frankfurt, the soon to be 23-year-old guard appears more stable despite the circumstances and is delivering an average of 12.1 points. Against MBC, he was the top scorer with 22 points, ahead of Lukas Wank (11) and Theodore (10).
Gameday with sign language interpreters
There will be a novelty at the Audi Dome on Wednesday evening: at the invitation of the FCBB, a group of hard-of-hearing fans will be guests on the 29th BBL gameday, and two sign language interpreters will help to enliven their experience.
During the halftime break, there will also be a game played by the wheelchair basketball players of the RBB Munich Iguanas, who won the championship of the second Bundesliga last weekend. The FCBB congratulates them on winning the title!
So seid Ihr bei #FCBFRA live dabei!
You can watch the game against Frankfurt live on MagentaSport on Wednesday starting at 18:45.
With the Game Center on our FCBB App you will never miss a moment of the game! Through the Live Game Blog, you are always up to date and very close to the action. The stats center gives you a clear overview of the numbers and with the MY PLAYER function you can even follow your favorite player in real time - with individual statistics and highlight videos. That's not enough for you? After the game, you'll also find the match report, post-match reports, the live press conference, and highlights on the website and in the app.
Photos from the locker room, the team's arrival at the arena and the warm-up - even before tip-off of the game, the social media channels of @fcbayernbasketball offer you exclusive keyhole views around the team. As soon as the game is on, you'll always be up-to-date with real-time video highlights on Twitter and other platforms. You'll be sure not to miss any smashing dunks or insane buzzer beaters. And even after the game, we'll provide you with all the important information and votes. So you're always well informed and close to the team.
In addition to the already established formats, we have come up with something very special for you. Every week we have prepared a new little game for you in the FCBB app, where you can win something. You can find the respective "Mini Game" under the tab of the same name in the Game Center for the respective Bayern game in the app.