After a valiant showing in the EuroLeague playoffs against Barcelona, Bayern Munich have made an impressive return to domestic play. Friday night (7:30pm UK) in Saxony, they look to complete an emphatic sweep of Chemnitz in their first-round BBL playoff series.
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Where to watch Bayern Munich at Niners Chemnitz on TV:
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- US: FloSports (with paid subscription)
That Bayern Munich were eliminated from the opening round of the EuroLeague playoffs should come as no surprise. This is, after all, a team that finished third in its domestic league, and only qualified for the EuroLeague playoffs as the #8 seed (out of eight) after a trio of Russian teams were expelled from the competition.
However, the manner in which Bayern battled, persevered and pushed Barça to the brink is worthy of immense respect. After falling by double digits in the series opener in Barcelona, Bayern responded with a 15-point away win over the top seed. Then, after dropping the first of two games in Germany and facing elimination, they bounced back with a fantastic defensive effort to send the series to a decisive fifth game. In that decisive fifth game, Bayern played an excellent first half and led by six at halftime before getting overpowered in the third quarter. Strictly speaking, that’s defeat. However, for a team whose continental playoff-worthiness was openly questioned prior to the series, it was a valiant showing.
Since their return to domestic play, Bayern continued their strong play, closing out the regular season with double-digit victories over ULN (the #5 seed in the BBL playoffs) and Gottingen (who narrowly missed out), and a narrow defeat to the regular season’s best team, Alba Berlin.
They entered the BBL playoffs as the #3 seed, and were matched up against the #6, Saxony-based Niners Chemnitz. The first two games in the best-of-five series were played in Munich. Fascinatingly, despite having lost each of their last four meetings with Chemnitz – including a 19-point drubbing in February – Bayern have dominated, winning their two home games by 24 (77-53) and 17 points (93-76).
The series now shifts 380 kilometers north, to Saxony, where Chemnitz will be battling for their playoff lives. Despite their respectable sixth-place finish, Chemnitz lack a stylistic calling card, and their +99 regular season point difference (over 34 games) is second-worst in the playoff field, and 157 points worse than Bayern’s.
Bayern Munich probable starting lineup: Nick Weiler-Babb, Nihad Djedovic, Andreas Obst, DeShaun Thomas, Leon Radosevic
Niners Chemnitz predicted starting lineup: Trent Lockett, Frantz Massenat, Isiaha Mike, Jonas Richter, Mindaugas Susinskas
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It’s reasonable to assume that Chemnitz will be more comfortable and will keep things closer on their home floor. However, it’s tough to see the Saxony-based side righting improving enough to flip the end result. The manner in which Bayern have overpowered them in this series – to say nothing of how beat Barcelona in both an open offensive game and a defensive battle – leaves an awful lot of room for regression without serious risk of defeat.