Berlin (dpa) - Alba Berlin has fulfilled its compulsory role in the basketball Bundesliga and scored the sixth win in a row.

The German champions and Euroleague participants defeated a weakened team from s.Oliver Würzburg with 99:85 (53:45) on Sunday evening.

In addition to Zach Smith and Justin Sears, the Würzburg team had to do without Brekkott Chapman, so Jonas Weitzel only had one center in the line-up of the guests.

Nevertheless, coach Denis Wucherer's team was able to keep up well in the first 15 minutes, but then Alba dominated the game.

The most accurate Berliners were Simone Fontecchio and Luke Sikma with 16 points each.

The best Würzburger was Weitzel with a career best of 20 points.

Alba was again looked after by assistant coach Israel Gonzalez.

Head coach Aito Garcia Reneses sat on the bench after surviving the coronavirus infection, but only acted as an assistant.

Thanks to their tenth success of the season, the Albatrosses overtook FC Bayern Munich to fourth place.

Bayern returned to success just two days after the 51:75 swat in the Euroleague at Olimpia Milan and beat medi Bayreuth on Saturday with 98:78.

«Congratulations to my players.

We're coming from what is probably the most terrible game of our entire season.

It's never easy, but we came back as a team, ”said Bayern coach Andrea Trinchieri, satisfied after the game.


With a record of 13: 1 wins, the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg are still at the top of the table, closely followed by the Hakro Merlins Crailsheim and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg (each 12: 2).

The runner-up from Ludwigsburg prevailed on Saturday with 93:80 at the Syntainics MBC Weißenfels.

Oldenburg won the Giessen 46ers with 97:82, Crailsheim retained the upper hand on Sunday against Telekom Baskets Bonn with 93:84.

In the fight for the playoffs, ratiopharm Ulm (102: 63 against Niners Chemnitz) and the Hamburg Towers (98:70 against Fraport Frankfurt) remain in a promising position.

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