Entertainment Alba Berlin Continue in stress: «Tanking is too short»
48-hour rhythm: Alba at the end of the week to Ulm
The basketball players from Alba Berlin have no time to catch their breath after their trip through Russia. 48 hours after the 100: 81 victory in the Euroleague at Khimki Moscow, the German double winner has to cope with the next difficult task in the Bundesliga. "Traveling and the many games are both physically and mentally very demanding," said assistant coach Israel Gonzalez on the club's website before the game at ratiopharm Ulm on Sunday (6 p.m. / Magentasport).
at Alba Berlin prevailed after the hard-fought 93: 82 home win against the Mitteldeutsche BC on Sunday great relief. "The victory was extremely important, because in the league we can not allow us outlines," said international Johannes Thiemann. Currently, for Alba wins - even against the table seventh the basketball Bundesliga - under the burden of the own mammoth program no matters.
for Alba was the game against the MBC the twelfth game in March. "The timing is too short, we had last always four games in eight days. We are a team when we play with 100 percent energy, then we look good and if we can not, it may be tough. And that was like that today, "said Manager Marco Baldi.
Meister Berlin conceded third defeat of the season
The German basketball champion Alba Berlin conceded his third defeat in the current Bundesliga season. In his 50th competitive game of the season, the defending champion was defeated by EWE Baskets Oldenburg in the top game in his own hall with 81:89 (32:46). Oldenburg's Keith Hornsby became the top scorer of the game with 18 points, while Peyton Siva was the most successful thrower on the Berlin side with 15 points.
As so often in recent weeks, Berliners were also tired against the MBC with increasing season. "It's just crass. There is always a lot of traveling, always a lot on the road. We sat on Saturday for five hours in the plane, "Giffey reported. Even late days of Friday, Alba had played in the Euroleague in Barcelona.
And on Tuesday (19.00 pm / magenta sport), the away game at Zalgiris Kaunas continues in Lithuania, the last away game of the royal class this season. "We already wish a better game plan, that's aware. So you can focus on games again, "Giffey said.
Therefore, every game for Alba is currently difficult. "You can not just lose a game, but also more: His conviction and rhythm. We are not a super deducted team that could simply wipe down defeats, "Baldi said. The Berliners are all about the playful line, less about a table space. "It's hard to go to a place at all. The process is there more the goal, "said Captain Giffey.
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