Basketball: Bayern Munich again German champion
Bayern Munich is German basketball champion. The Munich won at home against Alba Berlin with 93:88 after extra time and thus decided the third game in the final series for themselves.
"That was not a game for the faint of heart," said Bayern President Uli Hoeness, who had interrupted his holiday for the final, after the match. "It was an outstanding achievement."
In front of 6,500 spectators in Munich Bayern got off to a better start and drew 11: 5 early on. But Alba fought her way into the match and took the lead for the first time just before the end of the first quarter - and they did not give it away for a long time. For the break Berlin led with 46:32.
Thanks to final spurt in the extension
After the break, Bayern initially continued difficult and did not manage to shorten the gap significantly. After the third quarter of the defending champion was back with eleven points. In the final section of the champion but then put in between a 11-0 run and equalized shortly before the end of regular time. The game went into extra time, in which the Bayern decided the game for themselves.
Best point was Bayern's Vladimir Lucic with 23 points. In the Berliners Peyton Siva (21) was the top scorer. Munich's Nihad Djedovic was named the most valuable player in the final series after the match.
For Munich, it is after 1954, 1955, 2014 and 2018 the fifth championship title. The team of Coach Radonjic succeeded with the 3-0 win the trick to concede no defeat in the playoffs. This was previously only Bayer Leverkusen (1991/92 and 1993/94), ALBA (1997/98 and 2001/02) and Brose Bamberg (2015/16) succeeded.