Caleb Homesley lifts Hamburg over Bayern

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Giannis Askounis

24/Apr/22 19:52

FC Bayern Munich recovers from a rocky start but picks up the loss in the German league

By Johnny Askounis/

Fresh off the conclusion of its campaign in the 7DAYS EuroCup, the Hamburg Towers bounced back with a win, 87-83, against FC Bayern Munich Sunday.

Former Liberty standout Caleb Homesley was clutch down the stretch and ended up with a team-high 22 points in the easyCredit BBL Regular Season Round 32 fixture. Estonian forward/center Maik Kotsar, who played college basketball for South Carolina, went for 18 points, ten rebounds, and six assists. The team led by Pedro Calles improved to 18-13 in the German league.

At the same time, Bayern dropped to 22-8 despite coming back from an early double-digit deficit and red-hot DeShaun Thomas pouring a game-high 28 points. Othello Hunter sat out along with injured players, Leon Radosevic, Darrun Hilliard and Corey Walden. Up next for the team guided by Andrea Trinchieri will be a couple of home games versus FC Barcelona. After knotting the best-of-five series of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Quarterfinals at 1-1, Game 3 and Game 4 following Wednesday and Friday, respectively, will determine a Final Four berth or force Game 5 back in Catalonia.

Earlier, Telekom Baskets Bonn improved its BBL-best W-L tally to 25-7 by edging BG Gottingen, 78-76. Experienced guard Karsten Tadda hit the game-winning bucket after Javontae Hawkins locked in a game-high 25 points. Alba Berlin currently stands second thanks to a 23-6 W-L tally.

Round 32 results:

Alba Berlin – Brose Bamberg 89-57
medi Bayreuth – ratiopharm Ulm 73-80
MLP Academics Heidelberg – EWE Baskets Oldenburg 90-95
s.Oliver Wurzburg – Syntainics MBC 92-86
Niners Chemnitz – Basketball Lowen Braunschweig 68-77
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – Hakro Merlins Crailsheim 77-75
Telekom Baskets Bonn – BG Gottingen 78-76
Fraport Skyliners – JobStairs Giessen 46ers 75-76
Hamburg Towers – FC Bayern Munich 87-83

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