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Game one goes to Chemnitz: Niners win against Alba Berlin for the first time this season

The players of Head Coach Rodrigo Pastore get off to a perfect start in the playoff semi-final. The Saxons win 95:82 on the road thanks to their strong defense

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team has defeated Alba Berlin for the first time this season. The Saxons retained
95:82 (44:32) against the Albatrosses in the first play-off semi-final game in the “Best of Five” series on Tuesday. The
biggest share of the success. Kevin Yebo (23), Kaza Kajami-Keane (16), Jeff Garrett, Jonas Richter (13 each) and Ousman Krubally (10)

Sterling Brown (24), Johannes Thiemann (23) and Martin Hermansson (10) scored the most points for the home side. In the regular German league season, the Niners lost the encounters against Berlin by 90:101 and 79:84.

Second quarter turns the game around

The visitors took command midway through the second quarter. With a 16:2 run, the players of Head Coach Rodrigo Pastore turned a 28:30 deficit (16th minute) into a 44:32 lead by the break, which Chemnitz extended to 66:50 by the 27th minute. The home side did not get any closer than 73:79 in the 37th minute. The Niners impressed with their strong defense and so had air superiority under the baskets. The visitors snapped up 39 rebounds, while Berlin only managed 29

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