German League playoffs are set

2020-06-15T22:56:10+00:00 2020-06-15T23:02:20+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

15/Jun/20 22:56

Eurohoops.net

Luke Sikma flirted with the triple-double in the game that closed the first stage of BBL’s final phase.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The 97 – 89 win of Alba Berlin over MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg concluded the first stage of the German easyCredit BBL League’s 10-team tournament. Thanks to this result, the “Albatrosses” grabbed first place in Group B and avoided a quarterfinals clash with defending champion Bayern Munich that finished third in Group A.

Alba forward Luke Sikma came one rebound shy of the triple-double by posting 15 points, 10 assists and nine boards in just 26:28 minutes. Marcus Eriksson dropped 15 points on 5/7 triples to help Alba get the victory.

Thomas Wimbush scored a game-high 30 points for Ludwigsburg that was left with the second place.

The final standings are as follows, per BBL. Four teams have advanced from each Group.

Group A

Pl Team G Pkt Serie
1 ratiopharm ulm 4 8 : 0 + 4
2 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 4 6 : 2 + 3
3 FC Bayern München 4 4 : 4 – 1
4 BG Göttingen 4 2 : 6 – 3
5 HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim 4 0 : 8 – 4

Group B

Pl Team G Pkt Serie
1 ALBA BERLIN 4 8 : 0 + 4
2 MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg 4 6 : 2 – 1
3 Brose Bamberg 4 4 : 4 + 2
4 FRAPORT SKYLINERS 4 2 : 6 – 1
5 RASTA Vechta 4 0 : 8 – 4

The playoffs begin on Wednesday (17/6). The series winner will be determined via the aggregate score of two games:

Here are the matchups:

Ratiopharm Ulm – Skyliners

Bayern Munich – Ludwigsburg

EWE Oldenburg – Brose Bamberg

Goettingen – Alba Berlin

Photo: David Hein