77-58 - Bayern makes a statement in top game

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The Bayern basketball team put a big exclamation mark on their performance before their departure for Barcelona: Head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team won the top game at the in-form Ludwigsburg Giants 77-58 (30:36) and thus hold onto second place. In an intense duel with a playoff feel, the Munich defense shone after the break and allowed only 22 points.

For the guests,  Deshaun Thomas, Othello Hunter and Corey Walden (back), who is still injured, took a break. Their top scorers were Ognjen Jaramaz (14), Darrun Hilliard (12) and Nihad Djedovic (10). With the victory, the FCBB has now also mathematically qualified for the playoffs of the Basketball Bundesliga.


MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – FC Bayern Basketball 58:77 (36:30)


Ognjen Jaramaz (14 Points), Darrun Hilliard (12), Nihad Djedovic (10), Nick Weiler-Babb (9), Leon Radosevic (7), Jason George (7), Zan Mark Sisko (5), Andreas Obst (4), Gavin Schilling (4), Augustine Rubit (3), Vladimir Lucic (2) und Paul Zipser.

Top scorer Ludwigsburg:

Jonah Radebaugh (18 Points)


Clemens Fritz, Nesa Kovacevic, Steve Bittner



Points per quarter Bayern - Ludwigsburg: 18-13, 12-23, 21-11, 26-11

Stats:  Two-point shooting: 48% (FCBB) // 50% (Ludwigsburg); Three-point shooting: 52% // 16%; Free-throw shooting: 100% // 50%; Rebounds:  38//31; Assists: 16//8; Turnovers: 17//11.


Andrea Trinchieri: "I would first like to wish Ludwigsburg good luck for the next game in Romania. It is very important for German basketball to have success in Europe. (...) We usually don't lose the ball often, but in Ludwigsburg the game is always a bit different. We had twelve turnovers in the first half, but then managed to have only five in the second half. That's the reason why we go home with a win. We played good defense, spread out the minutes and now have a big week ahead of us. That's why we had to play as a team, as a unit, to be able to respond to all the things here today. Because Ludwigsburg is a very good team and stresses your system very effectively. That's why we're going back to Munich with a lot of confidence now."

Gavin Schilling: "We matched the energy from the beginning today. We were able to keep it constant, which allowed us to get back into the game and win in the end. There is no room for mistakes with us, you have to give one hundred percent on every possession. That's what I and the team try to do all the time. Today it worked and we were able to leave the court with a win.

Now we have to give everything against Barcelona. They are in first place and the best team in Europe. We want to start Tuesday's game with a good team performance and then hopefully keep it up."  

Ludwigsburg head coach, John Patrick: "I want to congratulate Bayern, it was a deserved victory. We defended relatively well from the third to the 20th minute and moved the ball. Bayern defended very well in the second half and hit their open threes. They were better today and I also want to wish Bayern good luck for their series against Barcelona. They had so much going on with not just Covid once and injuries, so it's not a given to get into the EuroLeague playoffs." 


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