Even in the Seats and John Bryant an imposing appearance. At a height of 2.11 meters in the Center of the Giessen 46ers weighs a staggering 127 pounds on the scale. Although he can't move his massive body very quickly, the recently naturalized American with 20 points per game, the best scorer of the Basketball Bundesliga. So you were at Alba Berlin is certainly not very unhappy, Bryant moved on Thursday and even less than usual, the beleaguered Center has remained, namely, the whole of the 40 minutes on the bench. A self-runner is the last home game of the year was for the Berlin anyway. After a good Start Alba in between, too many errors, won made before 11.217 spectators in the Arena at the Ostbahnhof but 108:96 (27:18, 27:31, 28:27, 26:20). "Without Bryant, they play a different style and that was not easy for us," said Alba's coach Aito Garcia Reneses.
For the Spanish Coach, there were two good, but also bad news. Martin Hermannsson and Franz Wagner, the two players have recovered from their ankle injuries and returned to the squad in the Peyton Siva was missing. The playmaker was injured in practice on Wednesday on his right knee and missing the Team for the second Time this season for a long time.
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Even without Siva Alba launched, however, focused and determined. Jonas Mattisseck made with two threes right there, where he had left off in the important Cup success in Munich the day before Christmas eve, and his teammates were by his marksmanship infect. Berlin's allowed in the first minutes, hardly any errors, and after six successful attacks, it was early 14:4.More about
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one After another, crept in Alba, but some negligences. The litter rates were good, the Team made too many ball losses, and since also pour in from beyond the three-point line well met, it was in the third quarter suddenly 68:68. A Wake-up call of the loss of the leadership, the Berlin rose again. Hermannsson showed after his long injury break again a surprisingly good performance with 19 points, ahead of Stefan Peno (16) the best thrower. As Mattisseck a further three turned and Alba the Giessen was getting closer, was also John Bryant on the bench, that to make it in Berlin for his Team.