Before the eyes of basketball star Dennis Schröder, the Lions Braunschweig have missed the first move into the cup finals since 2011. In Berlin, the lions documented the Final Four-debutant Macro Merlins Crailsheim with 71:85 (36:46).
In the final on Sunday, Merlin’s playing either against the Niners Chemnitz, the surprise team of the BBL season, or title favorite and Master Alba, which meet in the evening (19:30 clock).
After a balanced initial district, Braunschweig no longer defended, Crailsheim moved to 46:36 away. In addition, the lions had to cope early on the injury-related failure of Point Guard Tookie Brown.
The Braunschweig came with a 13-0 run from the cabin, alone-shareholder Schröder cheered on the grandstand every point. The NBA pro by the Houston Rockets had only arrived in Berlin on Saturday.
In the further gameplay, no team could first settle before Crailsheim rose again and perfectly made the first final collection in club history.
Best thrower of the game was Crailsheim’s T.J. Shorts with 26 points.