Bayern streamrolls the Giants late and remains undefeated
The FCBB have impressively completed their difficult week which boasted four games: In the BBL top game of two still undefeated teams head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team beat Ludwigsburg 93-70 thanks to a strong second half. After the break, Bayern bursted an outstanding 23-4 run in the first five minutes of the third quarter, which they won 35-16. Munich hit 13 threes, managed 27 assists and dominated the boards (39-22). Wade Baldwin was the top scorer for Bayern with 21 points ahead of Leon Radosevic (15). JaJuan Johnson not only scored 10 points but gobble up twelve rebound for a double-double.
The FCBB now have a few days to rest before they play in the EuroLeague on Friday (27.11.) at Panathinaikos Athens (tip-off 19:45 on MagentaSport).
FC Bayern Basketball - MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 93-70 (38-38)
Wade Baldwin (21 Points/3 threes), Leon Radosevic (15), Nick Weiler-Babb (10/9 Rebounds/5 Assists), JaJuan Johnson (10/12 Reb), Vladimir Lucic (9), Jalen Reynolds (8), Zan Mark Sisko (6/6 Assists), Sasha Grant (6), Paul Zipser (5), Robin Amaize (3), Alex King und Matej Rudan.
Jordan Hulls (21 Points)
Anne Panther, Andreas Bohn, Enrico Streit
FCBB head coach, Andrea Trinchieri: "This was our fifth game in ten days and we felt it in the first half. We were unfocused, tired, weak and played without energy. But I can't complain about my players, because they bundled all their strength in the third quarter and did what a good team does. Besides this we also come from a EuroLeague game that also demands a lot from you mentally. We did our job and were able to distribute the minutes well. It's never easy against Ludwigsburg, they always play hard. But we're going home with a well-deserved victory."
Wade Baldwin: "We played very well in the second half. In the third quarter, we were as aggressive as Ludwigsburg was in the first quarter. To play hard on defense is our passion, we showed that today in the second half. This was an important victory for us, because now, after the narrow loss against Moscow, we are back in full force and want to resume our winning streak."Game recap:
Wade Baldwin, Vladimir Lucic, Nick Weiler-Babb, JaJuan Johnson and Leon Radosevic filled the starting line-up of FCBB coach Andrea Trinchieri. The guests made life difficult for Bayern with an aggressive defense and three makes from beyond the arc. Munich was down 11-3 after three minutes, time out Trinchieri. Three-pointers from Baldwin and Lucic gave the Munich team a bit of hope (15-14/7th minute of play). However, the hope for a lead change was premature, as Ludwigsburg continued to outplay Bayern. After ten minutes of play, the FCBB were down 23-19.
Bayern worked their way closer thanks to an improved defense and dominance in rebounding (25-23/13th) Leon Radosevic was a reliable points supplier in this phase of the game and Wade Baldwin provided the long awaited first lead for the FCBB after what felt like an eternity with a jump shot from the free-throw line (29-28/17th). But the Giants did not let themselves get shut down. They attacked the basket of the Munich team and shut down the other side of the court with press defense. The lead now changed with almost every attack. At half time both teams had 38 points while Wade Baldwin had already put in 17.
With less than a minute played, Ludwigsburg's coach John Patrick took a time-out because of four quick points from Bayern (42-38/21st). The FCBB now played more focused and took a bigger lead (50-42/24th). Jalen Reynolds gave his team a double-digit lead from the free-throw line for the first time (52-42/24th) A relentless defense prevented the opponent from scoring while the attacks worked like clockwork and the shots rained in. A brilliant 15-0 run brought a huge lead with three minutes to play in the third (61-42/26th). The FCBB were rolling and after three quarters led 73-54.
Robin Amaize continued this trend with a nice shot from beyond the three-point line in the first Bayern attack for a 76-54 lead. Threes fell as if by magic, including those of Lucic and Weiler-Babb (85-56/33rd). Given the Munich team's safe lead, the FCBB youngsters Sasha Grant and Matej Rudan were given BBL minutes and Grant hit a triple to take a 93-61 lead (36th). The Ludwigsburgers around their bustling top scorer Jordan Hulls tried to get the score to a more respectable end but in the end, revenge was complete and Bayern walked away with a big win.
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Photo Credit: Eirich, Rauchensteiner, Gamel