Bayern wants to force a Game 4

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Win or go home: The situation is clear for the Bayern basketball team when they face Ulm on Friday evening. Only a win will see them playing more basketball this season after what is now their 78th competitive game. With a victory they would go into Game 4 on Sunday, again in Ulm. Ulm leads the series 2-0 after winning both games on the road at the Audi Dome in Munich.


The game in the Ratiopharm Arena, which is sold out with 6,000 fans, will start at 19:00 on Friday, with MagentaSport and Sport1 broadcasting live on free TV.

Bayern will travel to the arena in the morning, complete the shootaround in the hall at noon and then gather their strength in the hotel for the must-win matchup.

Seven years since the last loss in Ulm

After a dominant second half in the first duel (87-69) and a very resilient performance by Ulm over three quarters in Game 2 (93-88), Andrea Trinchieri's team almost found the way to the series equalizer in the last quarter via a smaller lineup and aggressive defense.

Striking so far: Ulm has shot an average of 35 threes per game in the playoffs so far (34.3% rate), more than any other team. Bayern has 26.4 attempts and a 36.4 percent rate. In any case, the basic prerequisite should be a Munich plus in rebounds. After Ulm's 41-33 on the boards in the first game, FCBB was 32-29 ahead here at the end of Game 2.

Ulm for the third time in the Finals?

Ulm around coach Anton Gavel now holds all the cards to end the best-of-five series in their own hall and enter the finals for the third time. Most people have already written off Bayern in the series"but there is always hope," said head coach Trinchieri, who was motivated again on Thursday as he rehearsed system adjustments with his team: "It's not over until it's over."   

In the BBL all-tome record against Ulm, the FCBB is 20-12 ahead, they last lost in Ulm in February of 2016 and then won seven games in a row.


BBL Semifinals (best-of-five), Ulm up 2-0

Game 3, Friday, June 2, 19:00: Ratiopharm Ulm - FCBB

Game 4*, Sunday, June 4, 18:00.: Ratiopharm Ulm - FCBB

Game 5*, Tuesday, June 6, 19:00.: FCBB - Ratiopharm Ulm

(* = if necessary)

This is how you can be live at #ULMFCB!

You can follow our game against Ulm live on Friday from 18-45 on MagentaSport and from 19:00 on free-TV on SPORT1.

With the Game Center of 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 stat 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 game report, post-game reports, and highlights on the website and on the app.

Images 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. You will always be 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 on 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.

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