Alba Berlin has expanded its success series on pride eleven victories for almost six weeks. The German champion and cup winner hit the Lions Braunschweig in the Bundesliga 95:80 (42:37) and improved at 32:10 points on top table. Leader Bayern Munich (36:12) And the Telekom Basquets Bonn (36:14) have completed three or four games more.

Berlin around Topscorer Jaleen Smith (19 points) prevailed in the third quarter (30:18) decisive. Braunschweigers could no longer be embarrassed by the favorite that has not lost cross-competition since February 4th in the last ten minutes. The lions stand with 18:28 points in the table in the table.

The Fraport Skyliners from Frankfurt lost the basement duel against S.Oliver Würzburg 61:69 (25:44) and slipped with now 10:36 points behind the Job Stairs Giessen 46ers (10:34) on the last place. Würzburg (14:34) succeeded by a Big Point.

Crailsheim missed Europe Cup semifinals

Meanwhile, the Crailsheim Merlin has missed the entry into the semi-finals in the Fiba Europe Cup on Wednesday. After the 71: 68 victory in the first leg lost the Merlins at the Dutch Club ZZ suffering 77:85 (49:53).

The hosts caught the better start and met almost every litter. But piece by piece it ran better for the Merlins, and so they went to the first time in the second quarter. The basis for this was its strong threesome quota of 64 percent. Nevertheless, they were back for pause due to weaknesses in the defensive with 49:53.

In the second half, the Merlin then seems out of efforted offensive and did not hit so high anymore. So suffer from up to 15 points. Although the team of coach Sebastian Gleim shortened the distance until the end, but it was no longer enough for the semi-final feed.

Ludwigburg bangs around the quarterfinals

Semifinals Game 4 | Telekom Baskets vs Alba Berlin | Bundesliga 2008-09
Meanwhile, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg must continue to join the quarter-finals in the Champions League. Against Hapoel U-Net Holon from Israel lost the Bundesliga club on Wednesday 68:71 (24:28).

Ludwigsburg caught an enormously weak start in the offensive and hit only ten of 39 throws in the first half. After all, the team of coach John Patrick attentively defended, so that the Israelis only went with a narrow 28: 24 guidance in the pause.

In the second half, the households then found their offensive rhythm and could even balance in the final quarter. But the Ludwigsburger made the opponent in the defensive more rooms and had to accept a defeat against Holon again. Next Wednesday, a victory at Galatasaray Istanbul is needed to collapse in the quarterfinals.