Bayern Munich and EWE Baskets Oldenburg are in the final of the Basketball Bundesliga Cup.
The Munich team, who were recently weakening in the league and the Euroleague, prevailed in Oldenburg in the semifinals against defending champion Alba Berlin with 83:77 (40:38). The best pitcher at Bayern was Cassius Winston with 21 points. Jaleen Smith scored a strong 31 points for the Berliners.
In a hard-fought but rarely top-class duel, Bayern were ahead for almost the entire season. However, it remained tight until the end. In the end, however, Alba lacked the strength to turn the game around.
The EWE Baskets Oldenburg had previously won in the first semi-final thanks to a strong comeback against the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg with 92:86 (37:49). The hosts were now 16 points behind. Driven on by the outstanding DeWayne Russell, who scored 26 points, and supported by the majority of the 6,200 spectators in the sold-out EWE Arena, the Oldenburg team turned the game around and are fighting for the second cup win in the club's history on Sunday. The final starts at 3 p.m. (Magentasport).