77-68: Ten wins in the EuroLeague next up Berlin
Victory number ten! The Bayern basketball team, which started 0-4 in October, is still on the hunt in the EuroLeague and won the make-up away game at French champion Asvel Villeurbanne on Tuesday. Thanks to a convincing 77-68 win, head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team is back in the thick of the competition with a 10-11 record.
Now everything is looking ahead to Friday evening, when the Munich team will host Alba Berlin for the German EuroLeague rivalry game starting at 20:30. in the Audi Dome on the (partial) return of their fans. The rival lost 87-78 in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
After last Friday's 84-77 win at Baskonia, Munich's defense shone again in the third away win in six days, allowing just 13 points in each of the second and third quarters. Jaramaz's three-pointer to make it 67-52 with six minutes to go looked like the decider - and despite Bayern's late turnovers, Asvel never came back.
The FCBB again hit eleven threes in front of 2,000 fans, even 70 percent twos, won the rebounding duel 28-19 and had a top scorer with a double-double (17 points/10 rebounds) in the once again formidable Augustine Rubit. Corey Walden was injured in the first half and dropped out because of a foot blister.
Asvel Villeurbanne - FC Bayern Basketball 68:77 (29:45)
Youssoupha Fall, Chris Jones (je 14 Points)
Augustine Rubit (17 Points/7 von 9/10 Rebounds), Ognjen Jaramaz (11), Andreas Obst (10), Nick Weiler-Babb (9/4 Assists), Vladimir Lucic (8), Othello Hunter (8/4 Rebounds), Deshaun Thomas (5), Leon Radosevic (5/4 Rebounds), Zan Mark Sisko (4/6 Assists), Gavin Schilling, Corey Walden, Jason George
Daniel Hierrezuelo, Tomasz Trawicki, Sergio Silva
Die Stimmen:Andrea Trinchieri, headcoach FCBB: "The team performed as a team again. Everyone was ready to help, to contribute and to win the game. This is our third away game in six days, so this is a great win and we are very happy. I'm very happy with the way we approached the game. We fought and now we go home with a very, very important win; against a very good team, here in Lyon it's always very hard to win. 15 turnovers prove that sometimes it's hard against the Asvel defense. But we played as a team, everyone was able to score and help out on defense. We were confident, very focused, very concentrated, got the ball to everyone, to the player who should have it. We had moments of weakness, but overall we controlled the tempo. (...) I don't know the standings and I won't look at them. Because we have another game in 72 hours, I have to focus on my team and look at the standings when the time comes. Augustine Rubit: "We matched their physicality, took away their transition and each held our opponent. That was the goal and we executed. I always try to give what the team needs from me." Nick Weiler-Babb: "We just played hard as a team today, played good defense and got key stops when it counted. And on offense, we always found the best mismatch, played team basketball and hit our shots."
After a tactically dominated opening phase, five points from Lucic and Hunter's dunk after Sisko's lob game ensured a 15-8 lead (8th). Only the French center Fall disturbed considerably with his over-seven-foot frame. However, Sisko's floater at the buzzer secured the win of the quarter (20-16).
Basically, however, the defense was on point and Asvel could only take difficult shots while Hunter scored twice (26-18/13th). Obst's three-pointer was also worth seeing, as was his layup for 31-18 (15th).
Walden has to leave the court
Walden's foot injury after a hard foul worried the Munich team, and the guard was not to return either. Nevertheless, they cheered with first half siren as Lucic sank a long three-pointer with the clock running out for a 45-29 lead. This lead was thanks in large part to a two-pointer quota of 82 percent.
After falling behind 51-32 (22), the French attacked the basket more intensively, but the visitors ended the third quarter with a 7-0 run to make it 61-42. The FCBB dominated the rebounds on their own board and center Rubit, who was again as strong as ever, scored almost perfectly.