Bayern grabs comeback win over Alba in Game 1

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16/Jun/19 20:09

Bayern bounced back multiple times and eventually came out on top against Alba after a thriller finish in Game 1 of the German League Finals

By Stefan Djordjevic/

Alba Belin had a great start of the game and was ahead in the fourth quarter but Bayern Munich recovered both times and grabbed a 74-70 home win in Game 1 of the German League Finals.

Bayern bounced back in the fourth quarter and took over the 71-70 lead after Derrick Williams’ electrifying dunk. Vladimir Lucic drew a charging foul by Peyton Siva – his fifth personal – in the following offense after which they increased the lead with two free throws and secured the game with good defense.

Nihad Djedovic led the victors with 18 points and six assists while Danilo Barthel added 14 and Petteri Koponen 11 points.

For Alba, Siva scored 14 points in addition to Landry Nnoko’s 12 and Luke Sikma’s ten points.

Alba opened the game with a 13-2 run but had the minimal lead at halftime (37-36). It was a balanced game after the break and although Alba was ahead 66-58 in the fourth, Bayern made an 11-2 run to take over the lead (69-68) and eventually win the game.