The specialists from Alba Berlin, and the crisis club Brose Bamberg in the final of the Cup of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). Vice-champion of Alba in the round of Four after a superior notion of 105:70 (57:29) with the Frankfurt Skyliners and reached for the fifth Time in seven years, the final, Bamberg trembled against the Telekom Baskets Bonn to a 90:87 (46:50).
Berlin, had failed in the previous year in the Cup and in the Play – off final to Bayern Munich, is playing for his tenth Triumph, and has the Chance to record the winner of the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. Bamberg managed exactly one week after the inauguration of Federico Perego the first success under its new coach, the former series champion has won the Cup yet five times.
The final will take place on 17. February, the venue of Bamberg. The draw, revealed after the second semi-final, made the BBL Executive Director Stefan wood. This was necessary because the League for the current season introduced a new mode, and the Top Four had abolished the tournament. Instead of the previous seven Teams to 16 took part in the competition.
Alba had turned off the Bavarians in the quarter-finals, was his role as a favourite in Frankfurt. The eight-time champion swept over the last in all competitions six times in a row without a win Skyliners literally, just before the end of the first half the lead was for the first time, 30 points (56:26/18. Minute).
Berlin, had then nothing more to burn, at the beginning of the final quarter (84:51) ran the duel for a long time. Only Quantez Robertson (16 points) provided the one or the other in Frankfurt. “We had a super high energy. We rotated, so such a performance like today comes,“ said Berlin’s national player Joshiko Saibou in Magenta sports.
Bamberg to win against the crisis
Close the crisis duel in Bamberg. Both clubs were last changed after disappointing performances the Trainer, Perego, took over by the Franks in the Post of Ainars Bagatskis, in Bonn, the former assistant Chris O“Shea followed in the footsteps of the dismissed Predrag Krunic.