Wed, 05/04/23, 11:14
Bonga manages a double-double in 77-59 win in Ulm
This makes six wins in a row in the Bundesliga as The Bayern Basketball team travels to Spain on Wednesday morning with another sense of achievement. Despite a persistent shortage of personnel, Andrea Trinchieri's team won the tough road game against against Ulm which has been in lately in great form, 77-59. In front of 5,750 spectators, Izzy Bonga stood out from a convincing suqad of players with a double-double (18/14 rebounds) in FCBB's fourth game since last Tuesday.
On Wednesday morning, Bayern travels to their last EuroLeague away game at title favorite Real Madrid (Thu., 20:45)
Relief from Jaramaz
In Ulm, alongside Rubit, Harris, Hunter and Winston, Seeley was also pulled at short notice due to back problems. The rest came did him well and Ulm's offensive quality was effectively limited by a s strong defense during a 13-0 run to make it 28-18 (12th). The hosts, who were also not quite a healthy squad got to within four, 41-37 after the break but Bayern brought the game home when it mattered.
Bonga and also returnee Jaramaz (11) scored in important moments and the German national player was unstoppable in the low post and provided strong rebounding as well as scoring (39-27 rebounding).
ratiopharm Ulm – FC Bayern München Basketball 77-69
Isaac Bonga (18 Points/14 Rebounds/2 Blocks), Ognjen Jaramaz (11), Zylan Cheatham (9/6), Vladimir Lucic (8/4), Andreas Obst (7), Freddie Gillespie (6), Corey Walden (6), Niels Giffey (6), Nick Weiler-Babb (6), Niklas Wimberg & Paul Zipser
Ulm's top scorer
Yago Dos Santos (11 Points)
Anne Panther, Benjamin Barth, Andreas Bohn
Score per quarter Ulm - Bayern: 18-26, 11-11, 19-24, 11-16
Stats: Two-point shooting: 69 % (FCBB) // 38 % (Ulm); Three-point shooting: 24 % // 35 %; Free-throw shooting: 57 % // 62 %; Rebounds: 39 // 27; Assists: 14 // 13; Turnovers: 15 // 13
Bayern head coach, Andrea Trinchieri: "The first word that comes to mind is solid. We had a solid performance on offense and a solid one on defense and deserved to win the game. We controlled it from the beginning. And when you win away from home, even though you shoot threes so poorly, it means you were very good in all other aspects of the game. We shot well in the zone, we had the rebounds and we maybe just could have taken better care of the ball. But I think we earned the win because we guarded their guards well and we moved the ball the way we intended to."
Isaac Bonga: "The good thing for us today was that we were able to just play at a high level for 40 minutes. We all know Ulm is a good team, you should never underestimate them either and I think today we showed especially how good and focused we can play against teams like that."