Sun, 21/10/18, 21:00
102-91: Bayern takes fourth BBL victory in top game against Bonn
The basketball team of FC Bayern Munich won the top BBL game against the Telekom Baskets from Bonn 102-91 (50:39), who were also undefeated coming into the game. In the atmospheric Audi Dome, 4,504 spectators were treated to a thrilling and fast-paced encounter between the first and second in the standings, in which Bayern led from the second quarter against the permanently dangerous Bonn. The victory is thanks in large part to 26 assists and and a good shooting percentage. Derrick Williams had an impressive debut in the BBL with 20 points, Vladimir Lucic also scored 20 points with his normal reliability.
Next Thursday (25.10 at 20:00) the Spanish runner-up Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz will compete in the Audi Dome for game four in the EuroLeague.
Points per quarter Bayern - Bonn: 25-22, 25-17, 29-27, 23-25.
FCBB Stats: Derrick Williams (20 points), Vladimir Lucic (20/3 threes), Leon Radosevic (11), Maodo Lo (11), Devin Booker (11/6 rebounds), Stefan Jovic (10/9 assists), Robin Amaize (7), Nihad Djedovic (4), Braydon Hobbs (3), Danilo Barthel (3), Petteri Koponen (2) and Alex King.
FCBB Head Coach, Dejan Radonjic: "After the long and arduous trip to Barcelona, the most important thing today was that we won. Bonn was as expected, a tough opponent and we were reminded of the strains of the week at the beginning. With Danilo Barthel we will have to wait for the examinations tomorrow. Then we will also start the preparation for the next EuroLeague game. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the team after this difficult week with four games in eight days".
Predrag Krunic, coach of the Bonn team: "Congratulations to Bayern and their coach. It was a well-deserved victory! It was a good basketball game, but for my taste with too much attention on offense. If you want to win here, you have to defend better. We have to use this game against this strong team to learn for the tasks ahead."
FCBB coach Dejan Radonjic's starting line-up consisted of Maodo Lo, Vladimir Lucic, Nihad Djedovic, Danilo Barthel and Devin Booker just three days after their EuroLeague game in Barcelona. Bayern seemed fresh and focused right from the start, and with two nice plays from Nihad Djedovic and Maodo Lo they got off to a fast start 4-0. Munich had the matter under control and was 11-5 in front after three minutes, but suddenly things went south and Bonn went on a 10-0 run to take the lead. The German champion took the fight and came back with a lot of speed, after exactly eight minutes Stefan Jovic equalized with a nice bucket. Vladimir Lucic got the lead with a four-point play and Bayern was back on top 25-22 after the first quarter.
The visitors had the better start in the second quarter and took the lead again at 27-25 before the Munich team turned the tables around and forced the Bonn coach Predrag Krunic with a 6:0 to call a time-out. With a solid defense and a successful BBL debut for Derrick Williams, who scored eight points in the quarter, Bayern started to slowly pull away. A trio of Maodo Lo brought the first double-digit lead and the score was 50-39 at the half. .
Devin Booker opened the second half with a massive dunk and Stefan Jovic again proved his outstanding ability to shape the game with his fifth assist which game Vladimir Lucic afree look at three-pointer which led to a 16-point lead at 55-39. However, Bonn lived up to their position in the standings and remained extremely dangerous. FCBB coach Dejan Radonjic reacted to an 8-0 run of the now more aggressive Baskets with a time-out. The meeting was worth its weight in gold, because Bayern came back with a fire and with a 6:0 run - time-out Bonn. The Munich team showed their best performance so far in the BBL, but also the Rhinelanders shone and remained within reach thanks to some good shooting from beyond the three-point line , 72-62 heading to the final quarter.
Maodo Lo continued his good performance which began in Barcelona and could not be stopped by the guests when taking the ball to the basket. From a mobile and aggressive defense the German champion kept control and the upper hand, Derrick Williams pumped up the fans with a massive dunk again which brought the lead to 85-60. Then there was suddenly sand in the gearbox of the Bayern engine, Bonn was immediately on the spot with an 8-0 run and shortened the lead to 85-78 with five minutes to play. The Munich squad was challenged to bring the momentum back on their side, and they delivered. Stefan Jovic led the team with tight control over ball possession and helped to keep the lead out of reach. Bayern had the opponent under control and in the end the win was never in doubt.
Thursday, 25.10., 20:00: FCBB - Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (EuroLeague)
Sunday, 28.10., 15:00: Bremerhaven - FCBB (easyCredit BBL)
Thursday, 1.11., 18:45: Fenerbahce Istanbul - FCBB (EuroLeague)
Sunday, 4.11., 18:00: Crailsheim - FCBB (BBL)
Thursday, 8.11., 20:00: FCBB - Darussafaka Istanbul (EuroLeague)
Sunday, 11.11., 18:00: FCBB - Oldenburg (BBL)