The opening victory of Alba Berlin in the final tournament of the Basketball Bundesliga was a tough piece of work. Long time German Cup winner did the 81:72 win against the Fraport Skyliners of Frankfurt on Sunday in Munich is very difficult. "It was expected to be bumpy, but nevertheless we have found a way. The first step is made", said Manager Marco Baldi. It took but an increase in the second half to make the hoped-for first win on the way to the next track perfectly. Basketball-Bundesliga LIVE display)
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Alba INFORM had to on Makai Mason, who remained for personal reasons in the United States, and Tim Schneider, who is not after his injury yet fit, without. Also paused Tyler Cavanaugh and Rokas Giedraitis as a surplus of foreigners.
Stefan Peno was after a 16-month injury break his Comeback. And the Serb celebrated to maintain the same in a Dream. Peno not only in the Starting Five, he also scored the first five points of the Berlin. "He has fought so long for his Comeback. That's nice that he can be there again," said Baldi.BBL: Alba Berlin, the automatisms don't work
Especially the normally reliable performers like Luke Sikma, Peyton Siva, or Martin Hermannsson remained in the first half of the pale. "We live much of our team game. That doesn't work after three-month break back instantly and perfectly, was to be expected," said the Manager. The underdog Frankfurt, however, could play freely, hit his throws immediately. In addition, the Hesse of unnecessary Berlin ball losses benefited. So Alba followed during the entire first half, a residue. dpa Alba struggled to win against the Fraport Skyliners
About a proper defensive work, Alba found after the break, more and more of his rhythm. Two and a half minutes after the break, Landry Nnoko brought his Team for the first time in the lead (44:43). But only in the last quarter was able to settle the Alba against the estate at the end of Hesse's something. Especially Siva took the Initiative and extended the lead. A good seven minutes before the end of this first two digits (68:58). So the game was decided.
on Tuesday (20.30/Magenta sports) it's more for Alba against Ex-Champions Brose Bamberg. "We need to address the error now, and then continue to increase", called Baldi.
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