BBL Cup – Alba and Crailsheim in the final
Before the eyes of NBA-Star Dennis Schröder, the Lions Braunschweig have missed the first entry into the cup finals since 2011. In Berlin, the lions documented the final Four-debutant Hakro Merlins Crailsheim with 71:85 (36:46). In the final on Sunday, the Merlins against Master Alba, the Cupschreck Niners Chemnitz in the evening matched 91:81 (41:39).
The favorite was heavily heavy against the naughty-up chemnitz at the beginning. The Niners who had already thrown off the competition already ratiopharm Ulm and defending champion Bayern Munich was a true offensive firework. But then the favorite turned on, Chemnitz stammered himself, but the victory went deserved to the hosts. Maodo Lo and Jalenen Smith were with 19 points Topscorer for Alba.
In the afternoon, Crailsheim moved to a balanced initial area. With a 13: 0 run after the break Braunschweig came back, alone-shareholder Schröder cheered on the grandstand every point. The NBA pro by the Houston Rockets had only arrived in Berlin on Saturday.
In the further gameplay, no team could first settle before Crailsheim rose again and perfectly made the first final collection in club history. Best thrower of the game was Crailsheim’s T.J. Shorts with 26 points.
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With a win against Crailsheim, Alba could go to the record cup winner on Sunday (15 o’clock / magenta). The Underdog does not want to do it easy for the Berlin. “We have to recover now and believe in this miracle,” said Merlins coach Sebastian Gleim at magentaSport.