Bayern wins third straight BBL game
The Bayern Basketball team solved their task in Frankfurt with ease in a 78-50 victory in front of 2,440 spectators. This was the Munich team's third win in a row in their fourth BBL outing. After a physical start by the hosts, the FCBB put itself decisively ahead after being tied 18-18 (9) with an inspiring 18-0 run to take a 50-28 lead (20).
Top scorers were national player Andreas Obst and Darrun Hilliard with 13 points each, ahead of Gavin Schilling and Nihad Djedovic (11 each). All eleven players scored. Corey Walden left early after a fall and was not used as a precaution.
For the FCBB, after the away win in Kaunas (75-73), it was the warm-up to five games in ten days, three of them again on the road. With a view to the two difficult EuroLeague tasks against the still undefeated title contender Olimpia Milan (Tuesday, 20:45) and just 45 hours later at Alba Berlin (Thursday, 20:00), Trinchieri was able to distribute the playing time well. Augustine Rubit and Nick Weiler-Babb were spared this time, as was the slightly injured Ognjen Jaramaz; Leon Radosevic and Paul Zipser are still missing due to injury.
Darrun Hilliard (13 Points/4 Assists), Andreas Obst (13/5 Assists), Gavin Schilling (11/10 Rebounds), Nihad Djedovic (10/6 Assists/3 Steals), Jason George (9), Deshaun Thomas (8), Vladimir Lucic (4), Zan Mark Sisko (4), Othello Hunter (2), Corey Walden (2) und Marvin Ogunsipe (2).
Brancou Badio (20 Points)
Robert Lottermoser, Enrico Streit, Danjana Rey
Quotes: Andrea Trinchieri:
"We played a solid game and were serious enough. But of course we were able to take advantage of the missing players from Frankfurt. I know myself what that means, we are still missing two very important players as well; but when you have 15 more, it makes a difference. Jason George helped us after a bad first half, he was very good on defense in the second half. And when you do what you're supposed to do there, you get rewarded and make open shots up front. But who was really great today was Djedovic. He played three positions, pressed the ball, played hard on defense. You could count on him and he showed in an exemplary way how you have to play such games. (...) We are coming slowly and every day we are getting a little better."Gavin Schilling: "We got off to a good start and started with a lot of energy. We were able to keep that constant throughout the game. We ran the system well and that's how we got the win in the end. I think in the second half we had a few mental mistakes. But sometimes that's the way it is in a game, you have to fight through it and we did that well. I always want to give everything I can. For me, that's mainly energy, rebounding and defense. Everything else comes after that. I've gotten used to the BBL by now, but it's a different game in the EuroLeague. I still have to get used to it slowly."
Trinchieri started with Corey Walden, Darrun Hilliard, Nihad Djedovic, Vladimir Lucic and Gavin Schilling as the first five. The latter was confronted by Frankfurt playmaker Brancou Badio, who hit two threes early on. Djedovic had the right answer from downtown and also in the pain and the FCBB found a grateful recipient in Gavin Schilling (11-8). After 17 points in five minutes, Diego Ocampo took a timeout. The hosts came out of this with a lot of speed and also hit the well-defended shots. A 7-0 run in the last minute of the first quarter restored the Munich advantage (25-18).Bayern controls the game and does not allow a comeback
The second quarter began with a moment of shock as Walden fell over and had to leave the floor. Badio took advantage of the moment and brought the team at the bottom of the standings back to within a point (27-26/13). But after a timeout, Trinchieri's team regained its grip on defense. Hilliard, meanwhile, took over the role of playmaker without forgetting his qualities as a scorer (38-28/16.). With the help of Obst and Schilling, the guests went on an 18-0 run that capped a dominant first half (50-30).
It took around three minutes for Djedovic to score the first points in the second half. Trinchieri's team controlled the game and did not allow the Fraport Skyliners to get back into the game (55-34/26). At the same time, the Munich team lacked a bit of consistency on offense. Hilliard and Obst ensured with their threes that the third quarter also went to the guests with 15-6 (65-36).
In view of the large lead, Bayern came out of the quarter break a little unfocused and allowed the hosts easy points in the zone - time-out Trinchieri (67-43/33.). Jason George made the most of his time in action and converted a beautiful three-pointer from the corner. Ocampos' team, on the other hand, still had trouble getting through the Munich defense. George put the finishing touches on the smooth victory with another three-pointer (79-50).