On the 29th matchday of the easycredit BBL, Bayern München celebrates an unchallenged victory in Gießen. The Munich team stays close to the league leader, while Giessen’s situation becomes more and more dramatic.
What a performance under the boards!
On the 29th matchday of the easycredit BBL, FC Bayern München showed what dominance under the boards means. In the 95-85 away win at Jobstairs Giessen 46ers, the visitors grabbed a whole 39 rebounds – the home side just 19!
Especially on the offensive side, the Munich team was almost frighteningly superior. Andrea Trinchieri’s team created 17 second chances. The home side had only 5 (!) rebounds under their own basket.
Therefore, it is almost surprising that the 46ers were able to keep it somewhat exciting until the end. With 3.30 minutes to go, the Bavarians’ lead was only 8 points.
Deshaun Thomas towers over all
However, they could not really threaten the Munich away victory. The main reason for this: Deshaun Thomas!
The power forward was convincing this afternoon with an outstanding performance. In the end, the US-American scored 34 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He was supported by Andreas Obst (15 points/3 rebounds) and Jason George (14/2).
This performance by Thomas also had to be acknowledged by 46ers guard Dennis Nawrocki after the game at Magenta: “Bayern simply showed that they are more experienced. Deshaun Thomas alone was a decisive factor.”
On the side of the home side, especially Nuni Omot and Kendale McCullum resisted the defeat. Omot was the hosts’ top scorer with 24 points, while McCullum added 21.
6ers not yet relegated
As a result, the Munich team moved within two points of leaders Telekom Baskets Bonn – with one game less.
For the 46ers, on the other hand, it is getting darker and darker. In the meantime, the Hessians are already 8 points away from the last non-relegation spot, currently occupied by SYNTAINICS MBC. The 46ers’ best hope: They have played two games less than MBC.
Nawrocki also has this hope. “We are not relegated yet. We will give everything until the last match day to stay in the league. We owe that to ourselves, we owe that to the fans and the club.”