The brose baskets continue to run a lonely course at the top of the basketball bundesliga table. Three days after an 83:90 defeat in the euroleague at the hands of ZSKA moscow, the sovereign leaders showed once again that they are still the mab of all things on a national level.
In the clear 103:73 (54:34) home victory over hopelessly overmatched tigers tubingen, the three-time double winner presented himself as highly concentrated and top fit despite his mammoth program. Best pitchers for the winner were sharrod ford (18), teddy gipson (14), maik zirbes (12), casey jacobsen, karsten tadda and philipp neumann (11 each). For the tubers, vaughn duggins, reggie redding (both 13) and johannes lischka (11) scored in double figures.
The bamberger had to do without the injured anton gavel (thigh contusion) once again. But sharrod ford returned after recovering from the flu. Newcomer jeremiah massey, who is not yet eligible to play in the euroleague, played his second game in the brose jersey. Therefore A.J. Ogilvy not to play due to foreigner's restriction.
After an even start (14:13, 5. Min.) the hosts pulled away with three threes in a row by bostjan nachbar, casey jacobsen and john goldsberry and were already leading by eleven points after ten minutes (29:18). The tubing players were unable to keep up in the second half of the game and had nothing to counter the master's momentum. The bamberg team scored almost at will and had a good lead up to the 17 minute mark. In the first minute a 20-point lead (43:23), which also lasted until the break (54:34).
14 assists already at the break
While the home side (14 assists), which played well as a team, had all ten of its players score in the first half, only reggie redding and vaughn duggins were dangerous for the swabians. The rebound duel (9:16) was also clearly lost by the tubing team, who also had eight ball losses (bamberg 4).
In the second half, the eighth-placed team in the table also failed to prove its play-off fitness. And even when the bamberg team increased its lead to 30 points (78:48) shortly before the end of the third quarter, the 20 or so tigers fans who had come along didn't let that dampen their good mood – even though the winner of this one-sided game had already been decided at that point.
Six minutes before the final siren, the brose fans were already chanting at the score of 90:58: "we want to see the hundred!" Sharrod ford granted their wish with his second three-pointer 1:46 minutes before the end of the race.