Telekom Baskets Bonn has avoided an early end of the season in the German Basketball League. Bonn won the third match in the semi-final match against Bayern Munich 86-84 and cut his best streak from five to 1-2.
Telekom Baskets Bonn saved Bayern Munich’s first match point in the Basketball Playoffs (BBL) and can still dream of their first championship title in the club’s history. The Baskets won a thrilling three-way match with 86:84 (45:40) in Munich and cut their best of five streak down to 1:2. Game four will take place again on White Monday (6:00pm) at the Audi Dome.
In a tough final stage, Javontay Hawkins secured victory with a free throw with 20 seconds left. The Baskets were not able to win the BBL title, it was enough for runners-up only five times. Bonn has qualified for the semi-finals of the qualifiers for the first time since 2009. Defending champion Alba Berlin has already qualified for the final on Friday.
After defeating the Bitter Baskets in Game Two, the Bonners prepared to face the impending doom from the start, and an intensely spirited game developed. For long periods of the match, the exchange of blows remained open, and both teams could see the importance of the game.
Before the last quarter, the baskets were only one point ahead. But the guests did not let themselves be upset at first and took advantage of small mistakes made by the hosts to raise up to ten points. But Munich returned again in the final stage and equalized with 33 seconds left with 84:84. Then Hawkins, the game’s top bowler with 19 points, secured victory in Boone.