Bayern Munich finally bounces back in the German BBL

2023-02-12T19:59:19+00:00 2023-02-12T20:59:35+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

12/Feb/23 19:59

Usually settling to demanding defensive assignments, Nick Weiler-Babb produces a brilliant offensive display as FC Bayern Munich snaps a four-game losing streak

By Eurohoops Team/

In command throughout the game, FC Bayern Munich rolled Niners Chemnitz, 79-58, Sunday.

Nick Weiler-Babb paced his side with an early offensive eruption and finished with 23 points, a new personal best for the 2022-23 season. The 27-year-old swingman, an international player with Germany, tucked in six three-pointers, and also tallied five assists, five rebounds, and two steals in Round 20 of Germany’s easyCredit BBL Regular Season.

Coming off four straight losses over the last two weeks, including last week’s domestic home loss to Telekom Baskets Bonn, Andrea Trinchieri’s side never trailed in the trip to eastern Germany. Besides Vladimir Lucic (elbow), Cassius Winston (back), Elias Harris (foot), Othello Hunter (back), and Zan Mark Sisko (personal), Bayern additionally missed Corey Walden mourning the death of a family member, the team reported before tipoff.

Bayern jumped to 14-5. Second-placed Bonn went up to 17-2 following the 77-62 away victory versus Rostock Seawolves earlier Sunday. Among Saturday’s Round 20 games, ALBA Berlin defeated EWE Baskets Oldenburg and improved the league-leading record to 17-1.

BBL Round 20

Veolia Towers Hamburg – medi Bayreuth 96-74
ALBA Berlin – EWE Baskets Oldenburg 89-81
ratiopharm Ulm – MLP Academics Heidelberg 92-84
BG Gottingen – Hakro Merlins Crailsheim 92-79
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – Basketball Lowen Braunschweig 93-92
Syntainics MBC – Wurzburg Baskets 98-83
Fraport Skyliners – Brose Bamberg 83-100
Rostock Seawolves – Telekom Baskets Bonn 62-77
Niners Chemnitz – FC Bayern Munich 58-79

STANDINGS: ALBA Berlin 17-1, Telekom Baskets Bonn 16-2, FC Bayern Munich 14-5, EWE Baskets Oldenburg 12-7, BG Gottingen 12-7…

Instead of refocusing on the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, the Munich and Berlin outfits are heading for a direct collision in the Semifinals of Germany’s BBL-Pokal Final Four. MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and Oldenburg will battle for the second spot in the Final.

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