Brose Baskets Bamberg retains German BBL

Brose Baskets BambergBrose Baskets Bamberg is sitting pretty at the top of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) for another season after seeing off Ratiopharm Ulm in the finals series. A commanding 92-65 victory in Game 3 of the series gave Brose Baskets Bamberg a clean sweep of the finals and handed the club a second consecutive BBL title.

German Basketball is now in the midst of a dominant period from Brose Baskets Bamberg, with the club winning six BBL crowns in the last seven seasons. It is a seventh league success for Brose Baskets, with only Bayer Leverkusen (14) and ALBA Berlin (8) with more league titles.

Ratiopharm Ulm has never claimed the German BBL, and the club was denied a maiden success by an on fire Brose Baskets. Aside from a narrow overtime defeat at home in Game 2, the Ulm outfit has been outclassed by Bamberg in all games.

That was especially the case on Sunday as Brose Baskets roared out of the tip off and used a big first quarter to open up a 25-17 lead. Ratiopharm Ulm improved in the second frame and the visitors used a 13-20 run to make it one point game through halftime, Bamberg leading 38-37 during the long break. That was as good as it got for the visitors as Brose Baskets went through the gears in the third act, putting a massive 27-12 streak to secure a 67-49 through thirty minutes. The hosts put the game beyond doubt with a stunning 27-16 hit in the fourth.

Brad Wanamaker and Darius Miller led the title winners with 19 points apiece, while Daniel Theis added 12 points.

Raymar Morgan had the only double-double of the game with 19 points and 12 rebounds, followed by Augustine Rubit with 12 points in the losing effort.

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