Created on 09-05-2022 at 08:11 AM
The Bayern Basketball team continues to pick up rhythm for the 2022 playoffs: In the penultimate outing of the BBL regular season as head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team safely defeated BG Goettingen 87-64 at home in the Audi Dome in front of 3,143 fans after Friday's away win in Ulm (77-65).
Tuesday comes Alba
The playoff dress rehearsal is on Tuesday evening, 20:30., the prestige duel with first place Alba Berlin.
In the playoff quarterfinals, the FCBB, third in the standings, will face either Chemnitz or Ludwigsburg (in the event of a unexpected loss on Wednesday against Heidelberg). The first two home dates of the best-of-five series against the sixth-place team in the table have been set: next Friday (May 13) and Sunday (May 15), both at 20:30 in the Audi Dome.
In the 25th win of the season against tenth-placed Goettingen, the two long-term patients Darrun Hilliard and Corey Walden as well as Othello Hunter were again missing. Trinchieri rotated a lot in a game that had no significance for the standings. After an open game, FCBB went on an 18-0 run to take a 71-51 lead (32nd). Top scorers: Andreas Obst (14) and Deshaun Thomas (12).
Andreas Obst (14 Points/3 Threes), Deshaun Thomas (12), Augustine Rubit (11/6 Rebounds), Ognjen Jaramaz (10), Gavin Schilling (10/7 Reb), Vladimir Lucic (9), Leon Radosevic (8), Nihad Djedovic (5/5 Reb), Zan Mark Sisko (4/5 Assists), Joshua Obiesie (4), Nick Weiler-Babb und Jason George.
Top scorer Goettingen:
Stephen Brown (14 Points)
Carsten Straube, Steve Bittner, Johannes Hack
Points per quarter Bayern - Goettingen: 16-17, 25-21, 23-13, 23-13.
Stats: Two-point shooting: 62% (FCBB) // 52% (Göttingen); Three-point shooting: 41% // 19%; Free-throw shooting: 67% // 75%; Rebounds: 40 // 26; Assists: 21 // 14; Turnovers: 13 // 12.
FCBB head coach, Andrea Trinchieri: "We are preparing for the playoffs and played a good second half. It took us 20 minutes to find a rhythm, but the good thing is that nobody got injured. We have one more game to play now and a new competition starts on Friday."
Leon Radosevic: "We wanted to prepare for the playoffs in this game. That's why we tried a few things in the first half. But in the second half, we shifted up a gear, and then you could see the difference between a BBL team and a EuroLeague team. Besides, it wasn't such an important game for Goettingen anymore. In the end, everything went well for us.For Berlin we have to prepare well, although the game no longer has any effect on the standings. But you don't want to lose against Alba."
Trinchieri's starting lineup against the tenth-placed team in the BBL included Nick Weiler-Babb, Andreas Obst, Jason George, Augustine Rubit and Leon Radosevic. Initially, it was one miss after another - on both sides. After about five minutes, the FCBB had only three meager points on the scoreboard, the guests seven - timeout Bayern. Leader Lucic took the initiative and led the way, his three-pointer making it 9-6, Goettingen in the league, (6th minute of play). Both teams sharpened their sights and the fans enjoyed buckets and lead changes, altogether there were entertaining seven in the first quarter, which went to Goettingen team by a razor-thin margin - 17-16.
Obiesie came off the bench and didn't take long to score a left-footed lay-up. The Goettingen team seemed to really enjoy their last game of the season and gave it everything they had, because they took the lead back again and again with energy (26-25/14th). The Bavarians allowed themselves the one or other minor lack of concentration. But who could seriously blame them after the exhausting program of the last few weeks and the spectacular comeback against the great FC Barcelona? The answer is simple: the coach! He spurred his team on and demanded better concentration. Obst's three-pointer at 33-30 was already a good sign (17th). Halftime approached and the FCBB seemed to starts to pull away (38-32/19th). But once again Goettingen came back. Four seconds before the break Rubit secured a 41-38 lead after the second quarter.
Bayern grows the lead
Leon Radosevic delighted the fans with a three-pointer, and Thomas followed it up with another (49-42/23rd). The favorite was preparing to pull away by double digits, but the Lower Saxons knew how to prevent that with a small 5-0 run. The numerous mothers in the Audi Dome regarded this as a Mother's Day present and the game remained exciting (53-51/27th). Two three-pointers by Obst forced guest coach Olivier Foucart to call a timeout (59-51/29th). Schilling converted from close range, and there it was, the double-digit lead - 61-51 (29th). The FCBB was now finally in rhythm and was ahead 64-51 after 30 minutes.
Cohesive team performance leads to victory
The Bayern engine was now purring, under the direction of Ognjen Jaramaz his team went on a 7-0 run to 71-51 (32th). The Munich team put its stamp on the game, defended well and moved the ball quickly and cleverly in attack until Gavin Schilling had a good chance to score to make it 75-53 (34th). the courageously fighting Goettingen accepted in view of their very clear deficit that this evening in Munich would not end in victory. Obst's reverse dunk at the end tore the fans from their seats, and they stopped to celebrate the Bavarians for this unchallenged and dominant 25th victory in the BBL.