A nice win 96-80 and Djedovic's comeback


The Bayern Basketball team celebrated its first win of the season in the BBL on Sunday: Head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team won 96-80 against the Lions from Braunschweig in front of just under 3,000 fans at the Audi Dome. Nihad Djedovic (eleven points, all free throws) made his comeback, while Othello Hunter and Zan Mark Sisko took a break and Vladimir Lucic, Andreas Obst, Leon Radosevic and Leon Radosevic continued to miss time due to injury.

Bayern led 12-3 after 105 seconds, and after the first quarter they had already scored 30 points. Before the break, the shooting percentage from the outside sank and the combative guests closed briefly tp within three at 32-29 (14). In the second half, they kept the Lower Saxons safely at bay and collected a total of 14 steals. Six players of the cup winners scored in double figures, the most coming from Deshaun Thomas with 18 points and Ognjen Jaramaz (16).

Already on Monday afternoon, the FCBB squad leaves for Russia for the first doubleheader in the EuroLeague. On Tuesday (18:00.), they take on Unics Kasan in Tartastan, which earned the right to start in the top flight as a EuroCup finalist. On Thursday (19:00), they continue in St. Petersburg at Zenit, which has started with two wins and is once again a top playoff contender.



FC Bayern Basketball - Basketball Loewen Braunschweig 96-80 (57-42)


Deshaun Thomas (18 Points), Ognjen Jaramaz (16), Corey Walden (14), Darrun Hilliard (12), Nihad Djedovic (11), Gavin Schilling (10), Augustine Rubit (8), Nick Weiler-Babb (3), Jason George & Marvin Ogunsipe (2) sowie Joshua Obiesie

Topscorer Braunschweig:

Benedikt Turudic (17 Points)


Christof Madinger; Johannes Hack; Christian Theis



Points per quarter Bayern - Braunschweig: 30-17, 27-25, 21-20, 18-18

Stats: :Two-point shooting: 54% (FCBB) // 54% (Braunschweig); Three-point shooting: 26% // 32%; Free-throw shooting: 93% // 63%; Rebounds: 36 // 34; Assists: 17 // 17; Turnovers: 13 // 20.


FCBB head coach, Andrea Trinchieri:  "I think we showed a good mentality. Today was one of those days where the ball doesn't want to go in. We had millions of open shots that we didn't make, but we played with a good tempo and moved the ball really well. Sure we have to improve on some things. We had turnovers and lack of mental presence of some players with mistakes that should not happen at this level. But we made progress and controlled the game. We split the minutes and like in a video game I would say mission accomplished, especially with our tough game plan. It was good that Gavin and Nihad gave us minutes. I would love for Marvin, Jason and Joshi to give us a little more as well. But they need to take a step and raise the bar of their concentration and mentality. Because we need them. But I don't know any coach in the world who will make a player better if the player doesn't want it right. I can yell on the sideline and put on any show I want, but if there's some kind of wall on the other side, it doesn't happen. You have a great chance with Paul, Andi and Leon still out. I would find it extremely sad if you have the chance of a lifetime and don't do all that it takes. Those are my thoughts on a gloriously sunny Sunday. But there were no injuries, we won and now we fly to Russia for a tough week."

Ognjen Jaramaz: "It's good that we won this game, after the game against Barcelona. We still made mistakes defensively that we shouldn't and were avoidable, but we won by a big margin and that gives us a push for the upcoming tasks in the EuroLeague."

Nihad Djedovic: "It was a strange game, but the only important thing is that we won. Now two difficult games await us in Russia. Our squad is still not complete, but we are going there to win the games. The time for preparation is short until Kazan. It's nice for me to be back and get game practice."    

Braunschweig head coach,Jesus Ramirez: "Congratulations to Bayern. They played harder and earned this win. We are still at the beginning of the season, my team fought but played sloppy and not concentrated enough and especially defensively. We haven't yet shown what we are capable of."

Game Recap:

FCBB started the second BBL game with Darrun Hilliard, Nick Weiler-Babb, Ogjen Jaramaz, Deshaun Thomas and Gavin Schilling. For Gavin Schilling it was his first starting five appearance since his transfer from Braunschweig. For the Lions, ex-FCBB players Robin Amaize and David Krämer started. Jaramaz, like last time against Ulm, directly proved a hot hand and had already scored nine points after one and a half minutes. Fortunately, Djedovic (7) celebrated his return after a long injury break. Remarkably the FCBB scored 15 of its 30 points from the free-throw line (15/16). Overall, the Munich team built a 13-point lead (30-17) by the end of the quarter.

After this brilliant start, the game flattened out a bit, Deshaun Thomas scored the first points after just under two minutes with a jump shot (32-22/22). A 12-2 run of Braunschweig provided more intensity, especially under the basket. After a Munich timeout (37-29/15), Amaize played his way to the fore, staying flawless from the three-point line (42-39/17). Several steals - ten until the break - allowed FCBB to extend its lead again (57-42).

The guests increased the pressure in on-ball defense directly after the change of ends. At 68-57 (26), Coach Trinchieri was forced to take a timeout. The physical pace was particularly evident in the trips to the free-throw line on both sides. With a total of 31 free throw points (31/34) for the FCBB and a score of 78-64, the team went into the final quarter of play.

Until a lengthy injury layoff by Krämer (80-68/33), the start to the final quarter was symbolic of the entire game - not much flow of play was allowed. Corey Walden's next steal and the subsequent outlet pass to Thomas (86-69/36) ensured a win. Under the applause of the fans, the FCBB played the game well to wrap up a win.


(c) Eirich, Stickel