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Alba Berlin : Broke, bad luck and Tegel

away trips are for athletes, not always pleasant, especially for a basketball player. With their long legs they fit in the train or on the plane is hardly in the rows of seats and just after a defeat, the mood on the journey back can suffer. Since one is usually glad when it is finally back in the homeland. For the pros of Alba Berlin started the torment in Berlin, however, only right. According to the scarce 81:83 defeat of the season in the top Bundesliga game at Bayern Munich, the Berlin were flown back on Sunday and spent a significant part of your Evening, then on to the airport Tegel. In anticipation of their bags, some of the players decided on the Luggage band, and the time passed. Even with the jaded professional athletes, the known duration of the over-stretched ground service provider has in Tegel, apparently, no pity. It was kind of an event, but ultimately unsuccessful day.

a Few hours previously, had missed Alba in Munich, the great race to catch up. The last quarter of Berlin had gone with twelve points behind, 28 seconds before the end they had come to. The last desperation throw by Niels Giffey from a great distance but ended on the Ring, and so Alba suffered their second League defeat this season, while Bayern remain the only Team unbeaten. "In the end we had a bit of bad luck," said Center John Thiemann at "Telekom sports". Ultimately, Alba made but too many ball losses and the mortgage from the weak third quarter was too great. "This must not happen to us – not against a Team like Bayern."

new arrival Nnoko, impressed in debut

Overall, the top-of-the confirmed game but the impressions from last season. Alba and Bayern are on a par and the hottest contenders in this season to the title. As in the finals in the Cup and the championship of the more experienced Munich against the fast Basketball of the Berlin had the better end for themselves.

Despite the defeat of Alba takes a number of positive findings from Munich. So Rokas Giedraitis showed with 22 points, a superior throw ratio, and a fantastic Block against Leon Radosevic, he may be in for Alba at least as important as his Lithuanian compatriot Marius Grigonis in the past season. In addition, Landry Nnoko was in his first use of one of the outstanding players on the pitch. The Cameroonian Center, which is dominated under the baskets with twelve points, 13 Rebounds and two blocks. "His explosiveness and physicality are something that has been missing in our game so far, a little bit," said Manager Marco Baldi.

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Basketball Bundesliga Alba Berlin loses nearly in Munich

On Wednesday (20.15 clock) Nnoko in the Eurocup against Krasnodar and then also made his debut in his own hall, before going on Sunday again to Munich – to the Cup quarter-final. "We have to play from the beginning with full intensity and may allow us to no periods of Weakness," said Thiemann. And maybe Alba should travel only with hand Luggage, otherwise the Berlin basketball team will spend Christmas on the baggage belt in Tegel.

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