Sun, 30/04/23, 22:51
Bayern stays fresh and loses 83-75
The win streak ends as in a duel of two teams already qualified for the playoffs, the Bayern basketball team lost 83-75 on the road vs BG Goettingen on Sunday night. This was their first BBL loss since mid-February after eleven wins in a row. The Munich team spared several players, but got decisively into trouble giving up a 14-0 run to make it 79-70. The FCBB remains in third place with a 26-7 record.
In addition to Lucic and Harris, Walden, Wimberg and Winston were also absent in Goettingen, while youngsters Kharchenkov, Sillah and Wulff were on the squad. After a 7-0 BG lead, a tight game developed, thanks to good shooting the FCBB managed to pull away with a lead for the first time before halftime: 36-29 (16th)
Thursday vs Heidelberg
In the third quarter, however, the hosts took over (56-48/26th) and the Munich offense lost some of its potency. In the open exchange of blows in the fourth quarter, the Bayern defense made it interesting in the second half but in the end it was not enough to win one on the road. Giffey and Jaramaz had 14 points apiece for Bayern.
Bayern will play its final regular season home game on Thursday (19:00) at the Audi Dome against Heidelberg. At this "Fan Night", the entire team will be available for autographs and photos after the game. Before the tip-off, there will be free beer from Paulaner and special catering from Feinkost Kafer (5:30 to 6 p.m.).
BG Göttingen - FC Bayern Basketball 83-75
Ognjen Jaramaz (14 Points), Niels Giffey (14, 8 Rebounds), Freddie Gillespie (13, 7 Rebounds), Zylan Cheatham (7), Andreas Obst (6), Nick Weiler-Babb (6), Paul Zipser (5), Isaac Bonga (5, 6 Rebounds), Ivan Kharchenkov (3), D.J. Seeley (2), Luis Wulff, Mohammed Sillah (DNP)
Goettingen's top scorer
Harald Frey (18 Points)
Martin Matip, Christian Theis, Daniel Sirowi
Munich head coach, Andrea Trinchieri: "Congratulations to Goettingen. I think they were better than us in the last three minutes. We played okay for 37 minutes, but it's very hard to play against a team, away from home, that is fighting for the home advantage in the playoffs. We missed too many open shots and missed too many free throws. That was the key. Yes, we could have played better defense, but I remember probably ten open threes that we didn't hit. That cost us the momentum when we led by seven and then missed three or four open shots. Goettingen came back and deserved to win."
Ognjen Jaramaz: "We actually had the game under control with a five-point lead. But then we lost the thread in this crucial phase and made some unfortunate decisions. Goettingen hit the shots on the other side. That turned the game in their direction and we couldn't come back. But we still have two opportunities to improve and be ready for the playoffs. We didn't have a good flow in this game, but in principle I'm convinced that we can be ready for the tasks that are coming. We have enough time to practice procedures, plus we are using these games to improve. We have problems, but we can fix them."