Bayern and ALBA wrap up a busy week in style

2023-10-22T20:17:46+00:00 2023-10-22T20:24:01+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

22/Oct/23 20:17

Switching from the first two-game week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season to domestic action was a success for both ALBA Berlin and FC Bayern Munich

By Eurohoops Team/

FC Bayern Munich and ALBA Berlin both improved to 3-1 in Germany’s easyCredit BBL Regular Season on Sunday. They trail defending champion ratiopharm Ulm by one game.

Pablo Laso’s side dominated Hakro Merlins Crailsheim for the win, 97-62, on the road. Eclipsing his season total in points, Croatian center Danko Brankovic shared a game-high 16 points with teammate Sylvain Francisco and Brandon Childress of the hosts. Vladimir Lucic (hand) remained on Bayern’s injury list, joined by Nick Weiler-Babb, Niels Giffey, Serge Ibaka, and Devin Booker sitting out the Round 4 fixture.

Earlier, the Berlin outfit overcame a sluggish start with a 98-80 victory versus Rasta Vechta at home. Promising Italian combo guard Matteo Spagnolo stood out with 18 points and five assists for the team coached by Israel Gonzalez. Matt Thomas resting joined injured teammates Yanni Wetzell (ankle), Marcus Eriksson (foot), and Khalifa Koumadje (knee) on the sidelines.

Saint Mary’s product Tommy Kuhse scored a game-high 22 points but was not enough for a stunning 4-0 start for the team based in Lower Saxony. Thanks to the 94-78 victory opposite Veolia Towers Hamburg on Saturday, Ulm was left as the lone undefeated team.

BBL Round 4

EWE Baskets Oldenburg – Rostock Seawolves 94-89
Wurzburg Baskets – Basketball Lowen Braunschweig 84-76
Veolia Towers Hamburg – ratiopharm Ulm 78-94
Tigers Tubingen – MLP Academics Heidelberg 84-94
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – Telekom Baskets Bonn 86-91
Syntainics MBC – Bamberg Baskets 86-94
Niners Chemnitz – BG Gottingen 77-63
ALBA Berlin – Rasta Vechta 98-80
Hakro Merlins Crailsheim – FC Bayern Munich 62-97

STANDINGS: Ulm 4-0, ALBA Berlin 3-1, Chemnitz 3-1, Oldenburg 3-1, Bayern 3-1, Vechta 3-1…

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