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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 finals, Game 5: June 25, 2009

Jun 25, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print
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.

A pair of Brandon Bowman triples helped Bonn take a promising 12-18 lead late in the opening quarter, but Oldenburg responded with a 10-0 run led by Je'Kel Foster that bridged the first and second quarters to go ahead. The lead would then change hands a number of times before the half, which ended with the visitors nursing a 35-36 edge. Patrick Flomo and E.J. Rowland helped Bonn extend the lead to 6 points early in the third quarter, however Ruben Boumtje Boumtje brought the hosts right back. Still Bonn continued to roll as a pair of baskets by Flomo and another by Rowland gave the visitors their first double-digit lead, 41-51. Rickey Paulding ended the Oldenburg drought from the line, but Bonn maintained control and led 51-59 at the end of the third quarter. EWE battled its back with reserve Miladin Pekovic shining. His triple cut the gap to 2 and he followed that with a still and a dish to Marko Scekic to tie the game at 62-62 with five-and-a-half minutes remaining. Bowman ended the Bonn slide with a basket, but Paulding put Oldenburg ahead 65-64 with just under three minutes remaining. The lead would change hands on nearly every possession for the next two minutes, but Bonn got its big break when Jason Gardner missed twice from the line and Pekovic missed from downtown before Rowland scored at the other end to make it 67-70 with 43 seconds left. Pekovic and Paulding both missed from behind the arc and Bonn had a chance to seal the win, however Rowland missed a pair of free throws with 22 seconds to play. Gardner attacked the basket for a three-point play to knot the game at 70-70 with 11 seconds to go. After a Bonn turnover, Foster made a free throw to give his team the lead with 4 seconds to play. Bonn used a timeout, but was unable to set up a final shot as EWE Baskets celebrated the championship.


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

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