90-70: Bayern's win-streak ends in Wuerzburg
The positive stretch of the Bayern Basketball team was broken in their fifth game within ten days: The Cup winner lost on Tuesday in a road game at Wuerzburg clearly by a score of 90-70. For the Munich team it was the second defeat on the sixth BBL gameday. Previously, they had won six games in a row. On Friday evening (20:45), the EuroLeague continues against the favorites Real Madrid, and on Sunday (18:00) Oldenburg comes to the Audi Dome.
Less than 48 hours after the 87-78 win in Bayreuth the FCBB lost the third quarter 26-15 thanks in part to Vladimir Lucic fouling out. In a fast-paced game, FCBB already had problems with rebounding before the break (22-14) and the Baskets scored extremely consistently in the two-man game (70-52/29). At 83-64 three minutes before the end, the game was decided.
The top scorers for the guests in front of 2,202 spectators were Djedovic and Thomas (12 each). The Cup winners were without convalescents Radosevic, Zipser, Sisko (ill), Hilliard and Hunter from the international rotation.
s.Oliver Würzburg - FC Bayern Basketball 90-70
Deshaun Thomas (12 oints), Nihad Djedovic (12), Augustine Rubit (10), Nick Weiler-Babb (9), Andreas Obst (6), Ognjen Jaramaz (5 /7 Assists), Valdimir Lucic (5), Gavin Schilling (8 /5 Rebounds), Jason George (3), Corey Walden (5 Assists), Joshua Obiesie und Marvin Ogunsipe.
Filip Stanic (17 Points)
Anne Panther, Moritz Krüper, Tamer Arik
Quotes:Andrea Trinchieri "Congratulations to Wuerzburg, they deserve the win. When you allow 28 of 39 two-pointers, it says you were embarrassing on defense. And that's what we were: With zero energy, a sloppy game on offense and defense. They beat us with energy alone. That was really a bad night for Bayern. We didn't respect ourselves and played without enough focus and energy, which you need especially in so many games. That's when you have to be focused to get everything out of you in terms of energy." Nihad Djedovic: "It was clear today that we played without power and energy. Wuerzburg was better and used the chances we gave them. We will analyze the game tomorrow and see where we made mistakes. It was a tough defeat, but we move on. The season is still long and Real Madrid is already coming on Friday."
Nick Weiler-Babb, Ognjen Jaramaz, Nihad Djedovic, Deshaun Thomas and Gavin Schilling made up the front five. Both teams found their rhythm early. Wuerzburg initially looked exclusively to attack the basket, while Bayern, led by Weiler-Babb and Djedovic, remained in the game (17-15/5th minute). Defensively, Bayern showed a certain fatigue - a glance of Trinchieri to the roof of the hall after an easy basket by Desi Rodriguez spoke volumes. With Djedovic in good form (12 points in the first quarter), the guests stayed in it for the time being (28-25 Wuerzburg).
In the second quarter Wuerzburg underlined their home strength. William Buford joined in the offensive burst with six easy points - time-out Trinchieri. On the other side, Deshaun Thomas was on the spot, not only asserting himself at the board, but also scoring from the outside (34-32/34.). With a small lineup and ex-Munich player Alex King as center, Denis Wucherer's team tried to keep the tempo high. The FCBB had their problems defensively, but in the offense Thomas and Rubit used their size and kept the game close at the break (46-42 Wuerzburg).
The hosts continued to look for quick shots in the second half and were successful with them against the tired Bayern squad. Top scorer Buford suddenly also hit the well-defended shots, while the Munich team rarely found space to take good shots (58-51/25). The Wuerzburgers now played themselves into a frenzy, while the free throws of the guests did not find their target anymore. An emotional third quarter, in which Vladimir Lucic had to leave the floor with five fouls, went clearly to the Wuerzburgers (72-57).
The final quarter left little hope for a comeback by the guests. Rubit used all his physical strength to fight off the threat of defeat. But Wuerzburg now put everything into the game, in which Trinchieri's team also lacked the necessary luck for a comeback. The clear loss could no longer be prevented after an exhausting road trip.
(c) Stickel & Meshko