Bayern lost the second straight game at home

Jeremy Philippe

After winning the first two games on the road against Bonn, Bayern didn’t manage to close out the series at home. They will have to play a decisive game 5 to reach the final against Alba Berlin.

The least we can say is that this series is closer than ever. The maximum margin during those last three games ? 3 points. Bayern won game 2 by one point (82-81). Then they lost game 3 by two points and game 3 by only three points. This is alarming because they attempted 15 more free-throws than their opponent but they lost the ball 14 times, while Bonn turned it over only 8 times in that game.

There is another factor which is not reassuring for Bayern. Parker Jackson-Cartwight is not playing his best this series, and yet, there is 2-2. He is shooting 14/41 (34%) on the two-points attempts and 3/20 (15%) from downtown. If he decides to wake up in Game 5, he can really become a human torch as he already scored 40 points this season.

The fact that this series lasts 5 games gives the benefit to Alba Berlin who swept Ludwigsburg, they played their last game on 3 June. The first seed will have way more rest than their opponent coming into these finals.

Photo: DeShaun Thomas (Bayern Munich)

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