Without stuckey against brose bamberg

Without stuckey against brose bamberg

For the basketball players of brose bamberg it will be a tough game on saturday evening (20.30 uhr) in crailsheim a reunion with maurice stuckey only on the edge of the field give. The winger, who transferred from the cup winners to the merlins at the beginning of december, is only a spectator at the duel against his former club. Because part of the agreement between the two teams was that the 29-year-old would not be allowed to play in the first meeting between the two clubs after his transfer.

Stuckey has not regretted his departure from bamberg, where he was used only sporadically. In crailsheim, the average time on the floor is twice as long as before. "I think you could see that I was frustrated in bamberg. Unfortunately, for some reason there was no opportunity for me. That is a pity. But i want to play", stuckey jungst was featured in the trade magazine "big his farewell from bamberg.

The surprise of the season

His new team is the surprise of this season. In the previous year as table-16. The crailsheim team just barely escaped relegation and is a play-off candidate, level on points with four other teams (including bamberg) and in fifth place in the table with 16:10. Finnish coach tuomas iisalo’s squad has the second-best offense in the league behind alba berlin. They average 91.1 points per game, about seven more than the bambergers (83.9), who for their part allow a good eight points (76.8) less than the merlins (85.1).

For the guests it is important to be wide awake in the defense. Because the crailsheimer, who with 32.3 threes per game throw the most from a distance in the league, have a strong collective. Six players score in double figures on average. Best basket scorers are javontae hawkins (17.1), a former teammate of bamberg’s chris sengfelder at u.S. College, and sebastian herrera (13.6).

Still no victory over bamberg

The 22-year-old german-spanish herrera led the crailsheim jungst to a 91-79 home win over ulm with 24 points. With 29:9 they turned the game in the last quarter. Earlier, the merlins had won 115-105 after verlangerung in braunschweig. With these two victories they ended a short drought with three defeats in a row against munich, frankfurt and wurzburg. Now the crailsheimer hope for their first victory over the bamberger in the seventh meeting.

"Against the crailsheimers, our defense will once again be the main factor. Like many other teams, they have a lot of players who can score points. We have to take that away from them", says brose coach roel moors, who is still mourning the missed victory against bayern munchen shortly before the turn of the year. "Against munich there were many good things. In basketball, it happens from time to time that throws don’t fall. We have to put this behind us. We must concentrate on continuing to make good throws. Then they also fall again", says the belgian, who faces three landmark games with his team in the next nine days.

First it’s all about consolidating a play-off place in the bundesliga in crailsheim. On wednesday the bamberger can only keep their chance for the eighthfinal in the champions league with a home win against gaziantep. And the following sunday, 12. January, the semifinal draw in the cup competition against alba berlin is on the program.

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