Berlin (AP) - Basketball Bundesliga team Alba Berlin has suffered the third defeat in a row in the Euroleague.
On Thursday evening, in front of empty ranks in their own hall, the Berlin team lost to the top Italian team Armani Milan with 70:84 (34:42).
For Alba it was the sixth game in twelve days and the 13th bankruptcy in the 20th game in the premier class.
The best Berlin throwers were Ben Lammers with 18 and Jayson Granger with 16 points.
At Alba, Luke Sikma celebrated his comeback after a two-week injury break.
So only Marcus Eriksson and Captain Niels Giffey were missing.
Coach Aito Garcia Reneses continues to recover from his corona infection.
The hosts got into the game immediately and found their throwing rhythm.
The Milanese, on the other hand, initially found it difficult to counter the attentive Berlin cover.
Shortly before the end of the first quarter, Alba was 18: 9 ahead.
But then the Italian star ensemble woke up.
The German champions conceded a 0:12 run across all sections and the guests took the lead.
They were now much better in rhythm and Alba made too many mistakes.
Shortly before the break, the gap was double-digit for the first time (32:42).
But Alba did not give up after the break.
They fought but were often one step too late on the defensive.
In addition, the hosts allowed Milan too many rebounds.
Every now and then a bit of luck was missing.
But as the guests sank their three-point throws further, Alba came no closer than six points.
ALBA Berlin squad