BBL - Germany

German League finals, Game 5: June 25, 2009
EWE Baskets Oldenburg is 2009 German champ! (basketball-bundesliga.de)EWE Baskets Oldenburg is the German League champion! Oldenburg outlasted Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-70 in a thrilling Game 5 to the best-of-five series that featured five lead changes and four ties in the last five minutes alone. E.J. Rowland put Bonn ahead 67-70 with 43 seconds to go, but missed a chance to ice the game from the line 21 seconds later. Jason Gardner tied the game with a three-point play with 11 seconds to go and after a Bonn turnover, Je'Kel Foster sank the game-winning free throw with 4 seconds remaining, lifting Oldenburg to its first championship ever. Rickey Paulding was named finals MVP after finishing Game 5 with 20 points. Foster added 18 for the winners, Gardner scored 14 and Ruben Boumtje Boumtje posted 9 points and 9 rebounds. Rowland led Bonn with 22 points, Patrick Flomo recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Bowman finished with 14 and 8. It was a nerve-racking game that was high 0n turnovers – 15 for Oldenburg, 17 for Bonn – and featured poor free-throw shooting, but Foster was able to make the one that mattered the most in the end... MORE

Finals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (3) 72 79 78 66 71
2 Telekom Baskets Bonn (4) 74 70 81 82 70
German League Champion 2008-09: EWE Baskets Oldenburg

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
2 Alba Berlin (1) 71 72 65 62 71
3 Telekom Baskets Bonn (4) 73 75 39 52 82
3 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (3) 82 66 88 x x
0 Brose Baskets (7) 74 58 85 x x

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Alba Berlin (1) 78 68 77 80 66
2 Paderborn Baskets (8) 71 71 67 85 58
3 Telekom Baskets Bonn (4) 71 71 82 x x
0 ratiopharm Ulm (5) 62 69 68 x x
1 MEG Göttingen (2) 84 69 60 68 x
3 Brose Baskets (7) 76 76 72 84 x
3 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (3) 79 77 61 72 x
1 Deutsche Bank SKY. (6) 69 79 50 69 x

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 72-74 June 14
Game 2 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. EWE B. Oldenburg 70-79 June 18
Game 3 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 78-81 June 21
Game 4 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. EWE B. Oldenburg 66-82 June 23
Game 5 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-70 June 25

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Alba Berlin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-73 May 31
Game 1 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Brose Baskets 82-74 May 31
Game 2 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Alba Berlin 75-72 June 3
Game 2 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Brose Baskets 58-66 June 4
Game 3 Alba Berlin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 65-39 June 6
Game 3 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Brose Baskets 88-85 OT June 7
Game 4 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. Alba Berlin 52-62 June 9
Game 5 Alba Berlin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 71-82 June 11

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Alba Berlin vs. Paderborn Baskets 78-71 May 17
Game 1 MEG Göttingen vs. Brose Baskets 84-76 May 15
Game 1 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Deutsche Bank SKY. 79-69 May 17
Game 1 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. ratiopharm Ulm 71-62 May 17
Game 2 Paderborn Baskets vs. Alba Berlin 71-68 May 21
Game 2 Brose Baskets vs. MEG Göttingen 76-69 May 21
Game 2 Deutsche Bank SKY. vs. EWE B. Oldenburg 79-77 May 21
Game 2 ratiopharm Ulm vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn 69-71 May 21
Game 3 Alba Berlin vs. Paderborn Baskets 77-67 May 24
Game 3 MEG Göttingen vs. Brose Baskets 60-72 May 24
Game 3 EWE B. Oldenburg vs. Deutsche Bank SKY. 61-50 May 24
Game 3 Telekom Baskets Bonn vs. ratiopharm Ulm 82-68 May 24
Game 4 Paderborn Baskets vs. Alba Berlin 85-80 May 26
Game 4 Brose Baskets vs. MEG Göttingen 84-68 May 26
Game 4 Deutsche Bank SKY. vs. EWE B. Oldenburg 69-72 May 26
Game 5 Alba Berlin vs. Paderborn Baskets 66-58 May 28

LAST GAME GAME 34
May 9, 2009
Day Match Result
May 9 EnBW L´burg vs. WALTER T. 88-69
May 9 Paderborn vs. MEG Göttingen 72-71
May 9 ratiopharm Ulm vs. Nördlingen 91-63
May 9 E. Bremerhaven vs. TBB Trier 94-86
May 9 Köln 99ers vs. Brose Baskets 73-64
May 9 Telekom Baskets vs. NY`er P. 67-83
May 9 LTi 46ers vs. G. Düsseldorf 73-94
May 9 Artland Dragons vs. Dt. Bank 90-69
May 9 ALBA Berlin vs. EWE Baskets 89-82

NEXT GAME 
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

Alba Berlin (1) vs. Paderborn (8)

Gottingen (2) vs. Brose (7)

Oldenburg (3) vs. Deutsche B. (6)

Telekom Bonn (4) vs. Ulm (5)













STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 ALBA Berlin 34 26 8 2712 2392
2 MEG Göttingen 34 25 9 2566 2396
3 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 34 25 9 2667 2488
4 Telekom Baskets Bonn 34 22 12 2564 2478
5 ratiopharm Ulm 34 21 13 2678 2644
6 Deutsche Bank SKYLINERS 34 21 13 2442 2301
7 Brose Baskets 34 19 15 2508 2373
8 Paderborn Baskets 34 18 16 2607 2563
9 Artland Dragons 34 18 16 2633 2606
10 TBB Trier 34 16 18 2588 2623
11 EnBW Ludwigsburg 34 16 18 2307 2432
12 Giants Düsseldorf 34 14 20 2616 2701
13 New Yorker Phantoms B. 34 14 20 2452 2455
14 WALTER Tigers Tübingen 34 14 20 2566 2638
15 Köln 99ers 34 11 23 2486 2628
16 Giants Nördlingen 34 11 23 2466 2619
17 LTi Giessen 46ers * 34 8 26 2400 2644
18 Eisbären Bremerhaven 34 7 27 2553 2830


The German League is poised to take a major step forward this season as defending champion Alba Berlin has moved its fan base and its games to the state-of-the-art, 17,000-seat O2 World, which will also host the Euroleague Final Four next spring. Alba is once again the team to beat in Germany, after having improved its roster with former German League playoffs MVP Casey Jacobsen, Ansu Sesay, Rashad Wright and Steffen Hamann. They are set to join forces with Julius Jenkins, Immanuel McElroy and Patrick Femerling to try to maintain Alba's status in the German League. Brose Baskets, Artland Dragons and Telekom Baskets Bonn will do their best to dethrone Alba. The Dragons kept its core of players - featuring Darius Hall, Chad Prewitt and Lamont McIntosh - while adding Darren Fenn and Zack Whiting to the mix. Brose Baskets has a new backcourt in Jason Forte and Filiberto Rivera and John Goldsberry, who should lead the team in a new era without new coach Chris Fleming. Meanwhile, Bonn has its own franchise players in Vincent Yarbrough and Jon Bowler. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners, featuring Derrick Allen and Pascal Roller and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, with Rickey Paulding and Jason Gardner, should be teams to watch in the upcoming German League season, too.

German League, Regular Season, Game 31: April 16-17, 2009

Apr 19, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print
Adam Chubb - Alba BerlinThe three top teams registered victories in the German League, where EWE Baskets Oldenburg strengthened its top position, now with a 25-5 record and only three games left in the regular season. Defending champion Alba Berlin and MEG Gottingen share second place at 22-7, while Telekom Baskets Bonn lost and is practically out of the race for third place with a 20-10 record. Oldenburg downed Deutsche Bank Skyliners 66-58, despite of a 31-38 deficit at halftime. Milan Majstorovic led the league-leaders with 16 points, and Ruben Boumtje Boumtje was a force inside with 8 points and 13 rebounds. Alba defeated Giants Dusseldorf 92-78 behind 16 points apiece from Julius Jenkins and Adam Chubb. MEG Gottingen pounded Walter Tigers Tubingen 93-68 as Robert Kulawick and Chrise Oliver led five scorers in double digits with 16 points apiece for the hosts. TBB Trier stepped up in the second half to defeat Telekom Baskets Bonn 72-87, led by 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists from Norman Richardson and 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists from Brian Brown. Brose Baskets topped LTi Giessen 46ers 61-77 as Predrag Suput paved the way with 23 points for the hosts. Ratiopharm Ulm thrashed EnBW Ludwigsburg 103-66, while Artland Dragons edged NEW Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 69-67 behind a combined 37 points from Ronald Ross and Lamont McIntosh. Paderborn Baskets won 74-85 over Eisbaren Bremerhaven as Michael Esterkamp scored 24 points for the visitors.

Alba beat Giants Dusseldorf 92-78 as Chubb scored 16 points and pulled down 9 rebounds and Jenkins matched him in scoring with 16 points and dished 6 assists. Ansu Sesay netted 14 points, Aleksandar Nadjfeji and Blagota Sekulic added 11 points apiece, and Steffen Hamann chipped in with 10 points. Brose Baskets only allowed 20 LTi Giessen points in the first half en route to a 61-77 road victory behind 23 points from Suput. Elton Brown registered a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds to help Brose Baskets outrebounds the hosts 25-37. Artland Dragons trailed 52-55 with 10 minutes to go, but managed to outlast Braunschweig 69-67 thanks to 20 points from Ross and 17 points from McIntosh. Darius Hall chipped in with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners, while Dustin Salisbery and Andrew Drevo combined for 40 points for the guests.


LAST GAME GAME 31
April 16-17, 2009
Day Match Result
Apr. 16 ALBA Berlin vs. Düsseldorf 92-78
Apr. 16 EWE Baskets vs. Dt. Bank 66-58
Apr. 17 ratiopharm Ulm vs. EnBW 103-66
Apr. 17 MEG Göttingen vs. WALTER 93-68
Apr. 17 Artland Dragons vs. NY`er 69-67
Apr. 17 Telekom vs. TBB Trier 72-87
Apr. 17 Bremer vs. Paderborn 74-85
Apr. 17 LTi 46ers vs.Brose Baskets 61-77
May 4 Köln 99ers vs. Nördlingen 0-0
NEXT GAME GAME 32
April 19-20, 2009
Day Match
Apr. 19 Dt. Bank SKY. vs. LTi 46ers
Apr. 19 Nördlingen vs. Göttingen
Apr. 19 TBB Trier vs. ratiopharm Ulm
Apr. 19 NY`er Phan. vs. Köln 99ers
Apr. 19 WALTER vs. ALBA Berlin
Apr. 19 Paderborn B. vs. EnBW
Apr. 19 EWE vs. Artland Dragons
Apr. 20 Brose vs. Bremerhaven
May 1 Düsseldorf vs. Telekom


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 30 25 5 2370 2147
2 ALBA Berlin 29 22 7 2304 2041
3 MEG Göttingen 29 22 7 2188 2028
4 Telekom Baskets Bonn 30 20 10 2260 2162
5 ratiopharm Ulm 30 19 11 2366 2337
6 Deutsche Bank SKYLINERS 31 19 12 2207 2073
7 Brose Baskets 31 17 14 2276 2165
8 Paderborn Baskets 29 15 14 2246 2204
9 Artland Dragons 30 15 15 2278 2288
10 EnBW Ludwigsburg 31 15 16 2105 2217
11 TBB Trier 31 14 17 2347 2408
12 WALTER Tigers Tübingen 30 13 17 2262 2313
13 Giants Düsseldorf 31 12 19 2351 2452
14 New Yorker Phantoms B. 31 11 20 2190 2215
15 Giants Nördlingen 30 10 20 2152 2260
16 Köln 99ers 29 9 20 2121 2258
17 LTi Giessen 46ers * 31 8 23 2161 2359
18 Eisbären Bremerhaven 29 5 24 2134 2391