Bayern aim for third BBL win against Chemnitz

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And on it goes: Barely 24 hours after the opening loss in the EuroLeague against Fenerbahce Istanbul (74-62) the Bayern basketball team continues its development process with more training at the Audi Dome. The next step is the third BBL gameday: early on Sunday evening, head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team will host the Niners from Chemnitz, with the game tipping off at 18:00 in the Audi Dome.


While the Munich team won its first two Bundesliga games, it is the season debut for the Saxons after surviving a Corona outbreak.

Last season Niklas Wimberg and Nelson Weidemann both played for Chemnitz at the Audi Dome
Last season Niklas Wimberg and Nelson Weidemann both played for Chemnitz at the Audi Dome. (c) Eirich

Reunion for Wimberg and Weidemann

The previous duels with Chemnitz have been characterized by intensity as after the Munich Cup elimination a year ago, the FCBB was ultimately able to take revenge in the playoff quarterfinals (3:0). On the opposite side at the time was Niklas Wimberg, who wants to "get out of my comfort zone and prove myself here" with the move to Bayern, according to the winger. Conversely, this also applies to Niners guard Nelson Weidemann, who remains on loan from the FCBB and received around 20 minutes of action (9.4 ppg) and hit around 40 percent threes last season under coach Rodrigo Pastore.

The visitors have had little action and not just because of the collective Corona illness: In qualifying for the third-highest European competition, the Fiba Champions League, they lost in the final and now have to make do with the Europe Cup for their international debut.

The new pace-setter in Pastore's always defensive and pass-oriented team is Lithuanian playmaker Arnas Velicka, 23, who returned to the BBL from Naples (previously Braunschweig). A scoring candidate is Hungarian international Marko Filipovity, who moved from Italy's Serie A (Pesaro). An early departure, on the other hand, has been made after just one month by NBA-experienced US guard Matt Mooney, who was reported as joining Besiktas Istanbul on Friday.


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