Basketball: BBL: Hamburg Towers with work victory against Heidelberg



The Towers fans stood and clapped to the beat of the drums. On the floor, the players celebrated a job victory.

Hamburg’s basketball players forced an 81:75 (36:31) in the final sprint against surprise newcomers Heidelberg. The fourth BBL win in a row.

Moan! Gag! Moan!

“We didn’t play our best basketball,” admitted coach Pedro Calles (38). “But in the last quarter we gave each other another push.”

The Towers were only back from the EuroCup in Badalona / Spain on Wednesday (56:73) and only had one training session to prepare for Heidelberg. You could tell!

The Hamburgers were nervous in front of 2462 fans (best backdrop of the season). Made stupid mistakes against the “academics” and could not break away for a long time.

It was only after 35 minutes that the Heidelberg team were tired of playing with their short bench (only nine men). β€œIn the end, with our good rotation, we had more good players,” said national player Lukas Meisner. In addition, Maik Kotsar turned on the towers. The center was the tower in the surf with 21 points and 8 rebounds in the heated final phase.

New signing Ray McCallum (30 / USA) came on for the first time in the 13th minute, and Calles gave him four careful minutes to get used to after a single session with the team.

Tuesday the EuroCup against Andorra continues (7.30 p.m.).

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