Brose Baskets repeated as BBL champions. They outscored Ratiopharm Ulm in Game 3 of the title series to complete the sweep. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. ratiopharm Ulm managed to win second period 20-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by ratiopharm Ulm's players. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 assists. He was named the MVP after the game. Guard Darius Miller (203-90, college: Kentucky) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and forward Augustine Rubit (201-89, college: S.Alabama) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Brose Bask.: D.Miller 19+6reb, B.Wanamaker 19+4reb+6ast, D.Theis 12+5reb+1ast, E.Harris 10+3reb, N.Zisis 8+5reb+6ast, N.Melli 8+5reb+4ast Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 19+12reb, A.Rubit 12+5reb+1ast, P.Guenther 9+1ast, J.Ferner 8, C.Babb 7+4reb+3ast, P.Henry 7+6reb+3ast
ALBA Berlin earn BBL Cup title - Feb 21, 2016
ALBA Berlin - Bayern Munich 67:65
ALBA Berlin claimed the BBL Cup title. They overcame hosting Bayern Munich at the Audi Dome tonight. Elmedin Kikanovic (211-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) posted 19 points to lead the winners. ALBA eked out a 13:11 lead ten minutes into the game. However Bayern shifted the gear in the second period. The hosts unleashed 23 points and surged ahead for a 34:25 halftime lead. ALBA quickly regained composure. The visitors stressed defence in the third period. They limited Bayern to just 9 points in the quarter and tied things up at 43 heading into the fourth frame. ALBA and Bayern went neck and neck throughout the final period. However Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) converted a layup with 5 seconds left in regulation and brought the win to ALBA. Jordan Taylor (187-PG-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Three Eye Sports) finished with 18 points, while Dragan Milosavljevic added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bryce Taylor (193-SG-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points for Bayern. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) had 13 points in the loss.
Team National celebrate victory in Beko All-Star Game 2016 - Jan 10, 2016
Team National - Team International 128:118
Team National earned victory in the traditional Beko All-Star Game. Per Guenther (185-PG-88) scored 21 points and issued 4 assists to lead his side to the win at the Brose Arena in Bamberg. He was named the MVP. Team International unleashed 31 points in the first period to take a 7-point lead. But Team National erased the deficit and tied things up at 60 heading into the locker rooms. The German players erupted for 35 points in the third term to open an 8-point lead. They followed with a 33-point outburst in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Nihad Djedovic (197-F-90, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 18 points, while Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) added 17 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Jon Brockman (201-F-87, college: Washington) responded with 23 points and 14 rebounds for Team International. Kyle Fogg (190-PG-90, college: Arizona) added 19 points and 8 assists in the defeat. Per Guenther also came out as the winner of the Three-Point Shootout contest. He overcame amateur Christian Gwisdz in the Final. In the meantime Garlon Green (201-G/F-91, college: TCU) stole the show in the Slam Dunk Contest. He prevailed against Quantez Robertson (188-G-84, college: Auburn) and Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe).
German Bundesliga All-Star Game 2016 - Jan 12, 2016
Brose Baskets clinch BBL Champions Cup title - Sep 27, 2015
Brose Baskets - EWE Baskets 87:66
Brose Baskets claimed the BBL Champions Cup title. They edged EWE Baskets in the official curtain raiser of the new season. Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91, agency: Sigma Sports) stepped up with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Bamberg recorded 23:17 lead at the first break. Brose Baskets stayed aggressive offensively in the second frame. They poured in 23 points in the period to earn a 46:29 halftime advantage. Brose Baskets did not slow down in the third quarter. They knocked down 25 points in the stanza and ensured an 18-point lead at the final intermission. Brose Baskets limited Oldenburg to just 13 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Nikolaos Zisis (197-G-83, agency: Octagon Europe) and Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89, agency: Baltic SA) provided 14 points each for the winners. Brian Qvale (210-C-88, college: Montana, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 20 points for EWE Baskets. Robin Smeulders (208-PF-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) and Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92, agency: ProStep Sports Agency) had 12 points each in the loss.
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