15th straight win the aim
Bayern’s basketballers have just three regular season games remaining before the play-offs begin from 6 May in the Audi Dome. Those games will see Bayern go up against teams still hoping to join them in the play-offs. After Oldenburg this Saturday, Sasa Djordjevic’s men will travel to Vierten Bayreuth before closing with a home game with Gießen.
With second place in the table still a possibility, Djordjevic and his mean will go into the play-offs full of confidence after last week’s 101-57 win over Vechta was the fourteenth in a row - a new club record.
„It makes no difference where we end up in the table at the end of the regular season, but it’s good we must now face three teams from the top eight,” said Djordjevic ahead of the run-in. “We want to win all of those remaining games, it might not be possible but that is our aim. We are in a good state physically and there are no problems. Maik and Dru have fitted into our system nicely. As far as Djordjevic is concerned, he only has reason to praise his squad: “The way we have trained and the attitude we have shown has been very impressive.”
Saturday’s visitors Oldenburg must stretch themselves if they are to reach the play-offs. The Baskets still have fifth in their sights despite lying seventh, though nearest challengers Ludwigsburg and Gießen lie just one win behind. The recent 83-64 success against Bayreuth was a very impressive win. “The game will mean a lot for Oldenburg who will want to give everything to have a chance of reaching the post season. We will have to give our all,” said Maxi Kleber, who is back in the squad after a finger injury.
Remaining regular season fixtures:
• Saturday, 22 April, 20:30CEST: FCBB - Oldenburg
• Saturday, 29 April, 20:30CEST: Bayreuth – FCBB
• Monday, 1 May, 15:30CEST: FCBB - Gießen
Home play-off games (Best-of-five):
• Game 1: Samstag, 6 Mai, 20:30CEST
• Game 3: Samstag, 13 Mai CEST
• Game 5 (if needed): Thursday, 18 May