Bayern with crazy finish to win 91-82 in overtime
The fourth game since last Sunday went into overtime - but theBayern basketball team still managed to secure its 15th win of the season in Braunschweig after an almost hopeless situation down 75-65 with three minutes to play. After a solid first half and an unfocused second half, they won 91-82 in overtime but lost guard Ognjen Jaramaz, who twisted his ankle. Top scorers were Deshaun Thomas (25), Andreas Obst (17) and Leon Radosevic (16).
Bayern can now regenerate a bit: They host Fenerbahce Istanbul in the EuroLeague on Friday, followed by two BBL assignments in three days: Sunday in the Audi Dome againstFrankfurt (Feb. 13, 15:00) and the Tuesday after next (Feb. 15, 18:30) in Chemnitz.
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig - FC Bayern Basketball 82:91 (77:77, 30:42)
David Krämer (22 Points)
Deshaun Thomas (23 Points, 7 Rebounds), Andreas Obst (17), Leon Radosevic (16), Corey Walden (11, 5 Rebounds), Nick Weiler-Babb (7, 5 Rebounds), Othello Hunter (7), Ognjen Jaramaz (5), Zan Mark Sisko (3, 8 Assists), Joshua Obiesie (1), Jason George (1), Gavin Schilling, Marvin Ogunsipe (n.e.)
Zulfikar Oruzgani, Dennis Sirowi, Radeesh Kattur
Quotes: Andrea Trinchieri: "Congratulations to Braunschweig for a very good game, but my whole concern today is Jaramaz. Because I hate it when one of my players gets injured like that; it didn't look good, my thoughts are with Jare now. We played a good first half and then 17 terrible minutes in the second. We lost concentration on defense and gave them open threes. But in the last three minutes to overtime, we played smart and found a way to still win a game, even though it seemed impossible." Jesus Ramirez, Headcoach Braunschweig: "Congratulations to Munich. They had more fuel in the tank at the end, even though they had two EuroLeague games during the week. We have to look at how we can improve that. In the locker room, we looked each other in the eye and told ourselves that we wanted to win the game. But in the first half we didn't believe in it, had too much respect. In the second half, we believed in it, moved better without the ball, moved the ball better and didn't just look for the first option in attack. I want to keep the 20 minutes of the second half in the backpack for our team." Deshaun Thomas: "With our schedule it's not easy, but Coach does a good job of giving players the breaks they need so we have the energy to make plays like this. My teammates do a great job of giving me the ball and I just try to finish the job." Andreas Obst: "We just didn't want to lose the game. We actually had it, but then we lost the thread a little bit and our intensity in the second half. Then we put some more energy on it and won the game. \[My four-point play\] got us back in it and pushed us again. But everyone fought and gave everything in the last minutes, that's what matters. (...) We play very physical, communicate very well, have clear rules that we follow, the focus has to be there - that's what matters on defense for us."
Good shooting, three threes without a miss and a ten-meter buzzer-beater by Corey Walden characterized the first quarter (25-18). In the next five minutes, however, more turnovers than points followed, and the Lions led 29-28. The answer was a 14-1 run for a clear lead at the break (42-30, 20th).
After the break, however, Braunschweig became stronger, while Munich did not always show the necessary intensity, especially on defense. Three minutes before the end, the score was 75-65 and many thought the game was already lost. The Bavarians, however, did not give up the game yet and six points by Obst within 15 seconds turned the game around. FCBB even had a chance to win the duel in regulation but the last three-pointer by Deshaun Thomas did not find the target at the siren, so the game went into overtime.
Here Weiler-Babb and the tireless Thomas scored decisively and the FCBB secured the away victory.
(c): Schlüter, Stickel