Basketball: First win: Bayern beat Euroleague champions

The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich can still win in the Euroleague.

Basketball: First win: Bayern beat Euroleague champions

The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich can still win in the Euroleague. Ironically, the Bundesliga team won against defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul with 81:78 (38:39) and on the sixth day of the game achieved the first success of the new season in the premier class.

The previous false start with five defeats was not noticeable to coach Andrea Trinchieri's team. Bayern were able to keep the game open and went into the break just one point behind (38:39/20th minute). However, the defense did not get the former Ulm professional Will Clyburn under control. The 32-year-old former Bundesliga player had 14 points after two quarters.

After the change of sides, the Turkish club briefly showed their strengths with the German national team center Tibor Pleiss and drew seven points ahead (48:55/25.). Bayern countered with a 10:1 run (59:56/28th) and went into the final round with a narrow 62:61.

Thanks to a strong Cassius Winston, the Munich team extended their lead to ten points five minutes before the end (77:67). However, the reigning champion came back into the match and shortened the lead to 74:77 (36th minute), but Bayern did not let the first success in the Euroleague be taken away from them in an exciting final phase.

In addition to Winston (16 points), Isaac Bonga (12) and Elias Harris (10) were also noticeable in Munich. Pleiß scored six points with the guests.

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