In the semi-final series between Telekom Baskets Bonn and FC Bayern München, a real thriller takes place in game two. In the end, Bonn despaired of one of its greatest strengths.
What an exchange of blows!
In the easycredit BBL, Telekom Baskets Bonn and FC Bayern München deliver a thriller to the end in game two of the semi-final series. In the end, the Munich team won 82-81 and took a 2-0 lead in the series.
However, coach Andrea Trinchieri’s team had to give everything until then and tremble for a long time. In fact, the guests took the lead for the first time in this game in the middle of the second quarter at 38:35.
At the break, they increased the lead to five points (49:44). However, the home side did not let this discourage them and fought their way back step by step.
A fact that also caught Trinchieri’s eye, as he admitted to Magenta Sport after the game. “Mentally we were flat. We just have to become mentally tougher,” he explained and made it clear once again: “If we want to win something, we have to become tougher.
Thriller until the last second
The final quarter was a special test of nerves. At first, Bayern seemed to be on the winning track. With just under two minutes to go, they were in front 77-72. But Bonn fought back again. With 24 seconds to go, the score was 81-81.
Trinchieri took another time-out and called the final play. However, Bonn fouled and Othello Hunter had to go to the line, but only scored one try – 82:81 for Munich and Bonn had 3.1 seconds left for the final attack.
Javontae Hawkins got the last shot but missed his three-pointer from far beyond the three-point line.
Particularly annoying from Bonn’s point of view: Munich beat them with their own weapons this evening. In the end, the guests had 13 offensive rebounds, the Bonners only managed eight. In the regular season, the home side was the best team in the league with 13.9 offensive rebounds per game. Munich was clearly behind the Bonners in this statistic with 10.6 offensive rebounds.
Bonn coach praises his team, but is annoyed with the outcome
Nevertheless, Bonn’s head coach Tuomas Iisalo was satisfied with his team’s performance: “I am very happy with the performance. We put up a great fight against an outstanding opponent. Unfortunately, there are no moral winners in the playoffs.”
In Munich’s team, Nick Weiler-Babb stood out with 18 points as well as Andreas Obst with 17 points. Bonn’s best scorers were Jeremy Morgan with 17 points and Javontae Hawkins with 16.
Munich thus moves to 2-0 in the series and now has a chance to win the final ticket in its own hall next Saturday.