By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
German League defending champion Alba Berlin advanced to the Finals by beating Ratiopharm Ulm 77 – 75 to sweep the series 3-0. The “Albatrosses” will face Bayern Munich in the best-of-five championship series.
Simone Fontecchio had an all-around contribution to Alba’s win with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. Niels Giffey added 17 points of his own, while Jayson Granger produced 10 points plus seven rebounds.
Neither Andreas Obst’s 24 points nor Troy Caupaun’s near triple-double performance (10 points, 10 assists, seven assists) were enough for Ulm. Their team had a chance for the win in the last moments but Patrick Heckmann misfired in his 3-point attempt to take the match.