Berlin (AP) - Alba Berlin has celebrated its fifth win in a row in the basketball Bundesliga.

On Sunday evening the Berliners won against s.Oliver Würzburg in their own hall with 99:85 (53:45).

The capital club thus climbed back to fourth place in the table.

The best throwers from Berlin were Simone Fontecchio and Luke Sikma with 16 points each.

At Alba, head coach Aito Garcia Reneses once again only acted as an interim coach.

Captain Niels Giffey was out injured and guard Jayson Granger was given a break.

For the Berliners it was the third game in just five days.

And they initially had problems finding the necessary access on the defensive.

And so the initial phase remained very balanced.

It was only at the end of the first quarter that Alba was able to break away for the first time with an 8-0 run (28:20).

But they couldn't get further away because they lost a few balls and missed throws in attack.

Even after the first double-digit lead (48:38) a good one and a half minutes before the break, the guests stayed on.


After changing sides, Alba then increased the intensity.

The Franks now found it difficult to score points themselves.

And the hosts came more often to their dreaded counter-tempo.

The lead increased to 21 points at the end of the third quarter (77:56).

After that, the Berliners didn't let anything burn.

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