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BBL Standings
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Braunschweig 0-0 
 5. Bremerhaven 0-0 
 6. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 7. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 8. Fraport SKY 0-0 
 9. Giessen 46ers 0-0 
 10. Goettingen 0-0 
 11. Jena 0-0 
 12. Ludwigsburg 0-0 
 13. MBC 0-0 
 14. Oettinger R. 0-0 
 15. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 16. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 17. Walter Tigers 0-0 
 18. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:7/25/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Baunach 0-0 
 2. Chemnitz 0-0 
 3. Crailsheim 0-0 
 4. Ehingen 0-0 
 5. Hamburg 0-0 
 6. Hanau 0-0 
 7. Heidelberg 0-0 
 8. Karlsruhe PS 0-0 
 9. Kirchheim 0-0 
 10. Koeln Rh.Stars 0-0 
 11. Nuernberg 0-0 
 12. OrangeAcademy 0-0 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 0-0 
 14. Trier 0-0 
 15. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 16. Vechta 0-0 
Last:7/25/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Art.Dragons 0-0 
 2. Bernau 0-0 
 3. Bochum 0-0 
 4. Cuxhaven 0-0 
 5. ETB Wohnbau 0-0 
 6. Itzehoe 0-0 
 7. Oldenburg 0-0 
 8. Rist Wedel 0-0 
 9. Rostock 0-0 
 10. Schalke 0-0 
 11. Stahnsdorf 0-0 
 12. Wolfenbuettel 0-0 
South
 1. Bayer Giants 0-0 
 2. Coburg 0-0 
 3. Dragons 0-0 
 4. Dresden 0-0 
 5. Elchingen 0-0 
 6. FC Bayern II 0-0 
 7. Fraport SKY II 0-0 
 8. Giessen 46ers II 0-0 
 9. Iserlohn 0-0 
 10. Karlsruhe SC 0-0 
 11. Schwelm 0-0 
 12. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:8/21/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. ALBA Berlin II 0-0 
 2. Aschersleben 0-0 
 3. Bergedorf 0-0 
 4. BSW Sixers 0-0 
 5. Ebstorf 0-0 
 6. Goetting.ASC 0-0 
 7. Neustadt TSV 0-0 
 8. Rendsburg 0-0 
 9. Stade 0-0 
 10. Vechta II 0-0 
 11. Weser Bsk/BTS 0-0 
 12. Westerstede 0-0 
 13. Wusterhausen 0-0 
South-East
 1. Ansbach 0-0 
 2. Bamberg 0-0 
 3. Gotha II 0-0 
 4. Herzogenaurach 0-0 
 5. Jena II 0-0 
 6. Leitershofen 0-0 
 7. Muenchen OSB 0-0 
 8. Oberhaching 0-0 
 9. Rosenheim 0-0 
 10. Schwabing 0-0 
 11. Treuchtlingen 0-0 
 12. TSV Troester 0-0 
 13. Vilsbiburg 0-0 
 14. Zwickau 0-0 
South-West
 1. Crailsheim II 0-0 
 2. Eisbaeren 0-0 
 3. Fellbach 0-0 
 4. Kaiserslautern 0-0 
 5. Koblenz 0-0 
 6. Kronberg 0-0 
 7. Langen 0-0 
 8. Lich II 0-0 
 9. Limburg 0-0 
 10. Mainz 0-0 
 11. Saarlouis/Dillingen 0-0 
 12. Schwenningen 0-0 
 13. Speyer 0-0 
 14. Stuttgart 0-0 
 15. Tuebingen II 0-0 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 1-0 
 2. Hagen BG 1-0 
 3. Hagen-Haspe 1-0 
 4. Hertener Loewen 1-0 
 5. Ibbenbueren 1-0 
 6. Muenster 1-0 
 7. Recklinghausen 0-0 
 8. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 9. Bonn II 0-1 
 10. Dorsten 0-1 
 11. Duesseldorf 0-1 
 12. Herford 0-1 
 13. Kamp-Lintfort 0-1 
 14. Salzkotten 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/20/2017
NBBL Standings
North-East
 1. ALBA Berlin 12-2 
 2. BA Weser-Ems 11-3 
 3. Junior Loewen 10-4 
 4. Piraten Hamburg 8-6 
 5. AB Baskets 7-7 
 6. Blue Giants 5-9 
 7. Eisbaeren Brem. 3-11 
 8. Sharks Hamburg 0-14 
North-West
 1. Young Dragons 13-1 
 2. TSV Bayer 04 10-4 
 3. Phoenix Hagen 8-6 
 4. Goettingen 7-7 
 5. Team Bonn/Rh. 7-7 
 6. ROTH Energie 6-8 
 7. Uni Baskets 4-10 
 8. RheinStars Koeln 1-13 
South-East
 1. Muenchen Akad. 14-2 
 2. FC Bayern 12-4 
 3. Nuernberg Falcons 12-4 
 4. TSV Troester 11-5 
 5. MBC Junior Sixers 7-9 
 6. Science City Jena 7-9 
 7. NINERS Academy 6-10 
 8. TenneT Young 3-13 
 9. Wuerzburg Ak. 0-16 
South-West
 1. ratiopharm Ulm 12-2 
 2. Eintracht Frankfu.. 11-3 
 3. Ludwigsburg BBA 10-4 
 4. Team Urspring 7-7 
 5. Schoder Junior 6-8 
 6. Young Tigers 6-8 
 7. MTV Kronberg 3-11 
 8. Rhein 1-13 
Last:6/30/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 19-3 
 2. Berlin SSC 18-4 
 3. Charlottenburg 15-7 
 4. Hermsdorf 12-10 
 5. Wolmirstedt 11-11 
 6. Zehlendorf 11-11 
 7. Cottbus 10-12 
 8. Berlin SV 10-12 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 9-13 
 10. Halle USV 8-14 
 11. Stahnsdorf 2 7-15 
 12. Koepenick 2-20 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 20-2 
 2. Ebstorf 18-4 
 3. Bramfelder 17-5 
 4. Hamburg-West 14-8 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 14-8 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 9-13 
 7. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 8. Rostock 8-14 
 9. Kieler 7-15 
 10. Luebecker 7-15 
 11. Einfeld 5-17 
 12. Kronshagen 4-18 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 17-5 
 2. Bramsche TuS 16-6 
 3. Goetting.ASC 15-7 
 4. Wolfenbuettel 15-7 
 5. Quakenbrueck 15-7 
 6. Goetting.BG II 12-10 
 7. Oldenburg II 10-12 
 8. Langenhagen 8-14 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 8-14 
 10. Buergerfelder 7-15 
 11. Weende-Goet. 7-15 
 12. Hameln 2-20 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 22-0 
 2. Bamberg 17-5 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 15-7 
 4. Chemnitz II 13-9 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 12-10 
 6. Neustadt DJK 12-10 
 7. Litzendorf 11-11 
 8. Regnitztal 9-13 
 9. Neumarkt 9-13 
 10. Erfurt 7-15 
 11. Regensburg 5-17 
 12. Nuernberg 0-22 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen OSB 19-3 
 2. Muenchen Bsk 17-5 
 3. Dachau 14-8 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 14-8 
 5. Muenchen DJK 14-8 
 6. Landsberg 13-9 
 7. MIL Baskets 11-11 
 8. Jahn Freising 9-13 
 9. Passau 8-14 
 10. Slama Jama 7-15 
 11. Schrobenhausen 5-17 
 12. Ingolstadt 1-21 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 23-3 
 2. Mannheim 22-4 
 3. Moehringen 18-8 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 15-11 
 5. Kirchheim/Teck 15-11 
 6. Haiterbach 15-11 
 7. Ulm BB 13-13 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 11-15 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 11-15 
 10. Ludwigsb.BSG 10-16 
 11. Urspring 9-17 
 12. Reutlingen 9-17 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 6-20 
 14. Remseck 5-21 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 17-5 
 2. Bergstrasse 16-6 
 3. Giessen 14-8 
 4. Horchheim 12-10 
 5. Langen II 12-10 
 6. Koblenz 2 11-11 
 7. Rossdorf 11-11 
 8. Trier 2 11-11 
 9. Bensheim 10-12 
 10. Volklingen 9-13 
 11. Frankfurt Makk. 5-17 
 12. Kassel 4-18 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 16-6 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 15-7 
 3. Sechtem SG 14-8 
 4. Bonn-MTuS 13-9 
 5. Bad Muenstereifel 13-9 
 6. Duesseldorf II 12-10 
 7. Barmer TV 12-10 
 8. Wuppertal 11-11 
 9. Koeln II 11-11 
 10. Leichlinger TV 7-15 
 11. Hilden 4-18 
 12. Zuelpich 4-18 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 19-1 
 2. Wulfen 16-4 
 3. Dortmund 15-5 
 4. Schwelm II 9-11 
 5. Muenster 2 8-12 
 6. Paderborn II 8-12 
 7. Hagen BG 2 8-12 
 8. Hagen TSV 8-12 
 9. Bochum II 7-13 
 10. Werne 6-14 
 11. Bulmke 6-14 
Last:4/26/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.7 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.1 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.4 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.4 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 8. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
 10. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 2. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Braunschweig 50% Sep.28 Bremerhaven
Giessen 46er 50% Sep.28 B.Muenchen
Goettingen 50% Sep.28 EWE Baskets
Jena 50% Sep.28 Fraport SKY
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.28 Telekom Bsk
MBC 50% Sep.28 Oettinger R
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.28 Brose Bask.
Walter Tiger 50% Sep.28 Bayreuth
Ratiopharm 50% Sep.28 ALBA
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First Round Schedule
Heidelberg 50% Sep.24 Karlsruhe P
OrangeAcad. 50% Sep.24 Ehingen
Baunach 50% Sep.23 Kirchheim
Chemnitz 50% Sep.23 Nuernberg
Hanau 50% Sep.23 Hamburg
Koeln Rh.Sta 50% Sep.23 Phoenix Hage
Uni Baskets 50% Sep.23 Crailsheim
Vechta 50% Sep.22 Trier
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First Round Schedule
North
Stahnsdorf 57% Sep.24 Wolfenbuette
Cuxhaven 55% Sep.23 Bernau
Bochum 60% Sep.23 Rostock
Oldenburg 56% Sep.23 ETB Wohnbau
Itzehoe 58% Sep.23 Schalke
South
Dresden 59% Sep.24 Iserlohn
Fraport SKY 57% Sep.24 Giessen 46e
Bayer Giants 61% Sep.23 Karlsruhe S
Elchingen 58% Sep.23 FC Bayern I
Schwelm 54% Sep.23 Coburg
Wuerzburg 54% Sep.23 Dragons
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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

North
ALBA Berlin 50% Sep.24 Neustadt TS
Vechta II 50% Sep.23 Rendsburg
Bergedorf 50% Sep.23 Goetting.AS
Wusterhausen 50% Sep.23 Stade
Ebstorf 50% Sep.23 BSW Sixers
Aschersleben 50% Sep.23 Weser Bsk/B
South-East
Jena II 50% Sep.23 TSV Troeste
Zwickau 50% Sep.23 Leitershofen
Rosenheim 50% Sep.23 Schwabing
Gotha II 50% Sep.23 Herzogenaura
Vilsbiburg 50% Sep.23 Oberhaching
Treuchtlinge 50% Sep.23 Bamberg
Muenchen OS 50% Sep.23 Ansbach
South-West
Saarlouis/Di 50% Sep.24 Eisbaeren
Mainz 50% Sep.24 Tuebingen I
Kaiserslaute 50% Sep.24 Stuttgart
Kronberg 50% Sep.24 Fellbach
Koblenz 50% Sep.23 Langen
Schwenningen 50% Sep.23 Lich II
Limburg 50% Sep.23 Speyer
West
Hagen BG 50% Sep.24 Salzkotten
Dorsten 50% Sep.24 Duesseldorf
Kamp-Lintfor 50% Sep.24 Hertener Loe
Hagen-Haspe 50% Sep.24 Grevenbroich
Recklinghaus 50% Sep.24 Ibbenbueren
Bonn II 50% Sep.24 Herford
Hertener Loe 50% Sep.22 Hagen-Haspe
Duesseldorf 50% Sep.22 Kamp-Lintfor
Recklinghaus 50% Sep.22 Hagen BG
Herford 50% Sep.22 Salzkotten
Muenster 50% Sep.22 Dorsten
Grevenbroich 50% Sep.20 Bonn II
First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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The Miles Basketball Minute 2013 Beko BBL Semi Final Playoff Preview ratiopharm Ulm-EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3-1 - May 24, 2013


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John Bryant
For many basketball fanatics, the simple basketball charge advancement of the EWE Baskets Olenburg over the Telekom Baskets Bonn seemed like it would be a routine task and as typical as many think Lebron James and the Miami Heat will win back to back titles, seeing Diddy, Beyonce and Chris Brown in the tabloids daily or seeing the New York Yankees a top the MLB east standings, but instead Bonn made life very tough for the 2009 Beko BBL champion taking them to five games. Detroit native and 2004 Pistons draft pick Rickey Paulding already had a big scare in the 2009 finals almost not tasting his first professional title as Bonn was already feisty then with penetration sprinter EJ Rowland, Chris Williams clone Brandon Bowmann, Ohio athletic wizard Patrick Flomo and shot block monster Ken Johnson giving away the title after blowing a three point lead with 43 seconds to play as Jason Gardner and Je kel Foster won the game with free throws 71-70. Paulding was the top scorer for Oldenburg with 20 points in the game five win in 2009 and in the 2013 game five quarterfinal clash had to watch Chris Kramer lead the team in scoring with 19 points, but Paulding surely remembered that 2009 game and didnt want to make the game get any more exciting as Oldenburg was able to pull away in the second half and he finished with 12 points hitting some in your face three point clutch shots. Bonn played their hearts out, but remain known for being unable to win big games or titles, while Paulding skips merrily to a semi final bout with ratiopharm Ulm.

The cities Munich and Ulm have very little in common in that Munich is a lot bigger, might be the most known German city in the world and is just more visited because of the famous October fest beer party while Ulm is a lot smaller, has the beautiful gothic minister and best player in the league with John Bryant. Ratiopharm Ulm and FC Bayern Munich have very little in common in basketball as well, except that both teams got to the semi finals as quickly as Bamberg guard Anton Gavel fires a shot to the basket. Both swept their opponents and not only Jared Homan and Tyrese Rice would look dapper in chimney sweeper attire, but imagine the sweeping duo of John Bryant and Per Guenther sweeping that chimney clean to perfection. If it is just sweeping out a chimney or actually getting behind the camera to make an advertisement on how to blow away an opponent without losing a game then it would be these two Ulmer players that could probably convince the most people with their two abilities in the chimney or on the court as they both can be as dominating as a Lebron James and Dwayne Wade when they need to be. Both Ulm players remember the final sweep loss to the Brose Baskets Bamberg last season and decided to get some practice against the Artland Dragons. FC Bayern Munich most likely will need a horse shoe if they want to sweep Bamberg as that happening is as unlikely as a non German team winning the Champions league. However with Ulm very much rested and Oldenburg only having 72 hours rest before game one against the Schwaben team, the chances of Ulm to sweep an Oldenburg team is a lot greater, but in reality it is most likely that it wont happen. Bryant and Guenther will just be happy to reach a second final in a row and if necessary keep their sweeping uniform in their closet.

The Ewe Baskets Oldenburg used their home court advantage to the fullest winning every game at home while the Telekom Baskets Bonn played them tough at home winning 88-80 and 88-82. In both losses in Bonn, Oldenburg shot very poorly and Jared Jordan was able to control the game while his team shot very well. Oldenburg had no problems winning game one and three at home while winning game three by 30 points. The thin bench at times left them hanging as more times than not it was Americans Jamel Mcclean and Kyle Weems that led the team on offense including a 34 point effort by Weems in game four. In game five, Bonn fought for 40 minutes and kept the game close in the first half 43-42. However in the second half, Oldenburg continued to be very consistent on offense as the Americans Chris Kramer, Adam Chubb, Julius Jenkins and Ronald Burrell hit timely shots while Bonn was more inconsistent on offense and had some costly turnovers. Bonn did cut the lead to three points with a minute to play and had Mcclean had more fortune on two shots inside then who knows if Oldenburg would have pulled out the win. Oldenburg showed the whole series that they could rely on many players on offense as they had four different top scorers in the five game series including unsung hero Robin Smuelders twice.

One could say that ratiopharm ulm had a cake walk in their series against the Artland Dragons. The Artland Dragons underachieved this season and were a major disappointment being swept by rtaiopharm Ulm. Ratiopharm Ulm won their two games easily at home by 35 points, but were challenged in Quackenbruck, but escaped the dragon dungeon winning 90-85. In both victories at home, ratiopharm Ulm dominated the boards and shot very well and had an amazing only five turnovers in game one. Ulm usually has a very healthy knack of spreading around the basketball love as they had six players in double figures so if a John Bryant and Allan Ray combined for 48 points of the team 83 in game one, then no one was mad, but simply a showcase like that is always possible with their offensive weapons. In the game that was tight at Artland, the home team was able to cut it to four points in crunch time, but Ulm always had an answer and Per Guenther exploded for 35 points as nobody could stop him not even Toby the Dragon whos fire was useless. All in all ratiopharm Ulm was a class to high for the Artland Dragons and they also had three different top scorers in all three games. Even when it seems like big John Bryant didnt play much of a role, he still ended the three game series with 14,7ppg and 10,0rpg as he played very solid with the combination of his supporting cast also producing. Ratiopharm Ulm also cleaned up on defense allowing 75 points in the series never letting Artland really explode except in game two.

Ratiopharm Ulm swept the season series and were able to win on the road while the EWE Baskets Oldenburg have the home court advantage. In the first meeting in Ulm this season, Oldenburg was blown away 96-66 as the game was pretty much decided at halftime already after a 31 point first quarter explosion by ratiopharm Ulm. John Bryant was unstoppable tallying 26 points and ratiopharm Ulm dominated the boards 44-27 and shot 45% from the field and from the parking lot. Oldenburg never found a rhythm on offense and drained much energy needing to come back in the hostile environment in the Ulm arena. Ratiopharm Ulm completely shut down the playmaking of Dru Joyce and Chris Kramer. In the return game in Oldenburg, ratiopharm Ulm snuck away with a 95-91 shoot out win. The game was very tight in the fourth quarter as Oldenburg led four times, but California native Jon Bryant slammed the door shot in the last minute with four clutch free throws. Ratipharm ulm had a very good shooting day while Oldenburg rebounded better and only had nine turnovers. Ulm go into this series well rested with no game in more than a week while Oldenburg dont have much time to recuperate after their game five win against Bonn and will be in very good game shape. These are two offensive forces going head to head where the defense most likely will take a back seat to the offense. Oldenburg will need to keep John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) in check and Adam Chubb will have to be at his best and improve on the 45-14 head to head points that Bryant led over him. Even if you can get a Bryant somewhat into foul trouble, then there is the second beast waiting in the wings with Omar Samhan. Controlling the boards will be vital and just defending their perimeter shooters as guys like Allan Ray, Philipp Schwethelm and Steven Esterkamp are always dangerous and even a Keaton Nankivil can hit big shots not too mention the much improved parking lot shooting of Per Guenther who shot 48% during the season. Oldenburg cant lose game one at home or it could be a short series and find a rhythm early on offense. Ratiopharm Ulm enter the series as the favorite and have come into the playoffs reaching their peak having won 12 of their last 13 games. Their offense just continues to rock and seldom falters as they just score, score and score having connected for less than 80 points only three times in the last 13 games. If ratiopharm Ulm can control the boards, play their game, limit Joyce and Kramer then they will win this series. Mr Oldenburg Rickey Paulding is one of the hardest competitors in the league and he deserves a second title as much as John Bryant a first, but ratiopharm Ulm is simply the better team, have a deeper bench and have John Bryant. Ratiopharm ulm will win the series in four games and just be too much for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
  




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