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BBL // 12.02.2018 07:01 Uhr

Bayern Comes Back to Beat Bamberg 71-63

The undermanned Ballers pulled out a nice come-from-behind win in Bamberg by a final score of 71-63 and extended their winning streak to 16 in the BBL.In front of 6,150 fans, Bayern - as is often the case in Bamberg - did not have it easy against the defending champs and fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter. Additionally, the team which is already without Vladimir Lucic and Milan Macvan lost Stefan Jovic to a back injury late in the game. The team though never gave up and kept fighting and held Bamberg to only nine points in the fourth quarter with some stellar defense. Danilo Barthel was the top scorer with 20 points and added a 8 rebounds to his solid night on the court. Bayern remains on top of the BBL standings with only one loss out of 20 games played.

Points per quarter Bayern - Bamberg: 11-25, 18-10, 26-19, 16-9.

FCBB Statsl: Danilo Barthel (20 points/8 rebounds), Jared Cunningham (15), Reggie Redding (11/6), Devin Booker (10/10/6 assists), Nihad Djedovic (7), Braydon Hobbs (3/4/4), Alex King (3/4), Anton Gavel (2), Maik Zirbes, Stefan Jovic, Vladimir Lucic (dnp), Karim Jallow (dnp).

Quotes:

Sasa Djordjevic, head coach of FC Bayern Basketball: "It was a great basketball game. They were very strong, full of energy and they showed up big. We weren't ready for such a game in the beginning and we had to react with our character, with our fighting spirit. We began to defend well and to play aggressively and that's how we really showed character. Bamberg only had an offensive rebound in the second section, which we did very well as a team. An important victory for us, especially since we missed three starters.

Danilo Barthel: "Dedication and will, those were our keys today. It was the first time for many of us to win here. We have seen that we have to play more physically and we did a good job in the second quarter. I'm proud of how we came back today, especially since there were three important players missing. I think we just have a lot of confidence. We know what we can do, no matter what situation we're in."

1st quarter                                                                                    

Bayern started Stefan Jovic, Jared Cunningham, Reggie Redding, Danilo Barthel and Devin Booker in their third matchup against top rival Bamberg. The game did not start out as coach Djordjevic had planned and after only two minutes he was forced to take a timeout with a very quick deficit at 7-0. Things didn’t get much better from there and finally Barthel scored the first point and added a few more shortly after but at the seven minute mark the Bamberg lead was up to 11 points. As the Ballers struggled with turnovers, Bamberg could not miss and hit 80 % of the shots from the floor in the first quarter. Bayern continued to fight but at the end of one they were down big 25-11.

2nd quarter:

The Munich squad really struggled early with fast break points and easy buckets and the defense was not nearly up to par with its usual performance. After a few minutes, however, they started to hit some of their shots and they brought the score back within ten. Bamberg came right back with some buckets of their own and the Ballers were unable to get back to within striking distance of the host team. Finally by the final minute of the quarter, the defense started to figure things out and Jared Cunningham scored some much needed points and at the break the score was 35-29 in favor of Bamberg.

3rd quarter:

Devin Booker got off to a hot start after the intermission and drilled a three but Bamberg answered with two shots from behind the arc that put the lead back at 10. Booker made some nice plays distributing the ball to his teammates and quickly the double-digit lead was back down to just three-points for the hosts. The game got intense and the 25 minute mark and as tempers heated up the game play slowed down and there were a significant number of free-throw attempts. With two minutes left to play in the third quarter, the Ballers took their first lead of the game at 50-48 off a jump shot by Redding. The teams fought neck and neck for the next few minutes until the quarter ended with a miniscule lead for Bayern, 55-54.

4th quarter:

The defensive intensity really picked up in the fourth quarter and point were in short supply for both teams. Redding and Nihad Djedovic took over in the fourth quarter because Jovic was unable to continue due to back problems. Still, they managed to take a four-point lead into the 36th minute but it was obvious that it would be a stressful end to the game. In the last two minutes, Cunningham, who had been riding the bench due to foul trouble took over the attack and with the help of Danilo Barthel brought the team a decisive victory in the final minutes of a game that was much closer than the score would show.







In front of 6,150 fans, Bayern - as is often the case in Bamberg - did not have it easy against the defending champs and fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter. Additionally, the team which is already without Vladimir Lucic and Milan Macvan lost Stefan Jovic to a back injury late in the game. The team though never gave up and kept fighting and held Bamberg to only nine points in the fourth quarter with some stellar defense. Danilo Barthel was the top scorer with 20 points and added a 8 rebounds to his solid night on the court. Bayern remains on top of the BBL standings with only one loss out of 20 games played.

Points per quarter Bayern - Bamberg: 11-25, 18-10, 26-19, 16-9.

FCBB Statsl: Danilo Barthel (20 points/8 rebounds), Jared Cunningham (15), Reggie Redding (11/6), Devin Booker (10/10/6 assists), Nihad Djedovic (7), Braydon Hobbs (3/4/4), Alex King (3/4), Anton Gavel (2), Maik Zirbes, Stefan Jovic, Vladimir Lucic (dnp), Karim Jallow (dnp).

Quotes:

Sasa Djordjevic, head coach of FC Bayern Basketball: "It was a great basketball game. They were very strong, full of energy and they showed up big. We weren't ready for such a game in the beginning and we had to react with our character, with our fighting spirit. We began to defend well and to play aggressively and that's how we really showed character. Bamberg only had an offensive rebound in the second section, which we did very well as a team. An important victory for us, especially since we missed three starters.

Danilo Barthel: "Dedication and will, those were our keys today. It was the first time for many of us to win here. We have seen that we have to play more physically and we did a good job in the second quarter. I'm proud of how we came back today, especially since there were three important players missing. I think we just have a lot of confidence. We know what we can do, no matter what situation we're in."

1st quarter                                                                                    










Bayern started Stefan Jovic, Jared Cunningham, Reggie Redding, Danilo Barthel and Devin Booker in their third matchup against top rival Bamberg. The game did not start out as coach Djordjevic had planned and after only two minutes he was forced to take a timeout with a very quick deficit at 7-0. Things didn’t get much better from there and finally Barthel scored the first point and added a few more shortly after but at the seven minute mark the Bamberg lead was up to 11 points. As the Ballers struggled with turnovers, Bamberg could not miss and hit 80 % of the shots from the floor in the first quarter. Bayern continued to fight but at the end of one they were down big 25-11.




2nd quarter:

The Munich squad really struggled early with fast break points and easy buckets and the defense was not nearly up to par with its usual performance. After a few minutes, however, they started to hit some of their shots and they brought the score back within ten. Bamberg came right back with some buckets of their own and the Ballers were unable to get back to within striking distance of the host team. Finally by the final minute of the quarter, the defense started to figure things out and Jared Cunningham scored some much needed points and at the break the score was 35-29 in favor of Bamberg.



3rd quarter:

Devin Booker got off to a hot start after the intermission and drilled a three but Bamberg answered with two shots from behind the arc that put the lead back at 10. Booker made some nice plays distributing the ball to his teammates and quickly the double-digit lead was back down to just three-points for the hosts. The game got intense and the 25 minute mark and as tempers heated up the game play slowed down and there were a significant number of free-throw attempts. With two minutes left to play in the third quarter, the Ballers took their first lead of the game at 50-48 off a jump shot by Redding. The teams fought neck and neck for the next few minutes until the quarter ended with a miniscule lead for Bayern, 55-54.



4th quarter:









The defensive intensity really picked up in the fourth quarter and point were in short supply for both teams. Redding and Nihad Djedovic took over in the fourth quarter because Jovic was unable to continue due to back problems. Still, they managed to take a four-point lead into the 36th minute but it was obvious that it would be a stressful end to the game. In the last two minutes, Cunningham, who had been riding the bench due to foul trouble took over the attack and with the help of Danilo Barthel brought the team a decisive victory in the final minutes of a game that was much closer than the score would show.