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The 2017–18 Basketball Bundesliga, known as the easyCredit BBL for sponsorship reasons, was the 52nd season of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the top-tier level of professional club basketball in Germany. The defending champion was Brose Bamberg. The regular season started on 29 September 2017 and ended 1 May 2018.

Basketball Bundesliga
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 18
Dates 29 September 2017 – 17 June 2018
Final positions
Champions Bayern Munich (4th title)
Runners-up Alba Berlin
Semifinalists Brose Bamberg
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Relegated Rockets
Tigers Tübingen
Awards
MVP United States Luke Sikma
Finals MVP Germany Danilo Barthel
Statistical leaders
Points Canada Philip Scrubb
18.3
Rebounds United States John Bryant
10.6
Assists United States Jared Jordan
6.4
Records
Average attendance 4,205

Bayern Munich won their fourth title and qualified for the 2018–19 EuroLeague.[1]

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Notable occurrencesEdit

  • For the first time in BBL history, two windows for FIBA national team play were planned in which the competition stopped. These were in November 2017 and February 2018.[2]
  • A number of nine teams participated in European club competitions this season, the highest number ever in German basketball history.[3]

TeamsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

In the regular season, teams played against each other two times home-and-away in a round-robin format. The first eight teams advanced to the playoffs. The last two placed teams were relegated to the ProA for next season. The regular season started on 29 September 2017 and concluded 1 May 2018.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich 34 31 3 3011 2573 +438 62 Playoffs
2 Alba Berlin 34 29 5 3044 2540 +504 58
3 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 34 26 8 2932 2574 +358 52
4 Brose Bamberg 34 22 12 2789 2594 +195 44
5 Telekom Baskets Bonn 34 21 13 2815 2667 +148 42[b]
6 Medi Bayreuth 34 21 13 2849 2756 +93 42[b]
7 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 34 21 13 2922 2822 +100 42[b]
8 Fraport Skyliners 34 20 14 2649 2614 +35 40
9 s.Oliver Würzburg 34 19 15 2690 2578 +112 38
10 ratiopharm Ulm 34 16 18 2748 2775 −27 32[c]
11 Gießen 46ers 34 16 18 2949 3016 −67 32[c]
12 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 34 14 20 2527 2741 −214 28[d]
13 Science City Jena 34 14 20 2677 2790 −113 28[d]
14 BG Göttingen 34 10 24 2684 2980 −296 20[e]
15 Mitteldeutscher BC 34 10 24 2748 2957 −209 20[e]
16 Eisbären Bremerhaven 34 8 26 2647 2857 −210 16
17 Rockets (R) 34 7 27 2566 2914 −348 14 Relegation to ProA
18 Tigers Tübingen (R) 34 1 33 2525 3024 −499 2
Source: Beko BBL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Rockets Gotha started the season as "Oettinger Rockets", named after its main sponsor Oettinger Brauerei. However, from January 2018 the main sponsor left and the club would be simply known as "Rockets".[7]
  2. ^ a b c Bonn 6 Pts; Bayreuth 4 Pts; Oldenburg 2 Pts
  3. ^ a b Ulm 174–165 Gießen
  4. ^ a b Braunschweig 154–151 Jena
  5. ^ a b Göttingen 185–174 MBC

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAM BAY BER BON BRA BRE FRA GIE GOT JEN LUD MBC MUN OET OLD TUB ULM WUR
Brose Bamberg 88–73 75–77 83–65 82–55 79–74 75–67 87–84 100–61 80–71 80–73 103–66 63–71 85–80 95–82 97–63 80–77 70–67
Medi Bayreuth 85–75 83–76 97–85 84–62 84–74 69–62 96–75 86–83 75–88 70–73 82–74 77–86 93–72 98–102 85–71 88–75 86–80
Alba Berlin 81–75 100–68 90–69 88–81 64–66 106–69 88–66 98–71 100–67 96–86 91–71 70–80 95–61 91–83 99–63 102–73 80–76
Telekom Baskets Bonn 106–69 85–82 76–84 87–56 75–86 75–79 83–78 82–70 102–80 105–109 84–91 72–83 79–73 90–68 89–80 86–74 78–75
Löwen Braunschweig 68–94 75–100 62–72 73–76 81–68 77–74 85–96 91–86 69–68 67–74 71–63 82–91 82–68 99–88 94–77 80–73 73–71
Eisbären Bremerhaven 76–83 99–103 85–99 73–89 72–65 69–81 87–74 74–77 72–80 77–98 79–82 83–85 80–74 80–90 78–73 82–89 80–72
Fraport Skyliners 83–72 72–68 90–84 76–81 78–71 95–69 70–86 88–80 67–65 81–88 83–67 83–87 90–82 93–82 90–63 75–89 78–72
Gießen 46ers 96–105 107–96 102–87 80–86 84–79 89–73 83–59 102–111 84–60 98–118 107–99 53–87 71–96 95–99 110–98 70–84 80–86
BG Göttingen 105–98 70–93 69–88 65–91 75–79 81–78 95–92 78–94 86–60 62–88 96–90 72–78 75–88 85–93 95–75 84–94 81–74
Science City Jena 85–68 107–90 89–99 73–69 83–85 90–68 70–82 86–65 103–92 64–78 61–75 78–85 85–81 74–83 74–69 92–87 79–81
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 91–74 78–47 67–86 87–78 72–59 92–69 79–62 81–83 93–61 91–62 99–77 73–90 94–54 90–86 88–79 89–54 87–77
Mitteldeutscher BC 74–76 80–93 80–89 61–87 84–78 98–90 93–96 97–102 84–89 94–100 81–92 77–95 82–69 71–72 93–88 80–69 78–86
Bayern Munich 77–68 96–88 72–91 78–50 111–53 98–95 72–60 107–83 91–77 101–78 91–71 111–91 102–80 95–74 84–72 100–95 76–84
Rockets 64–92 65–82 68–98 70–93 87–92 98–90 56–77 81–90 74–63 97–101 72–89 70–74 59–98 74–94 100–82 79–81 85–77
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 81–74 88–89 81–88 82–86 86–84 85–73 74–90 98–82 97–75 79–69 79–87 86–84 100–77 88–68 83–75 94–83 61–75
Tigers Tübingen 73–81 77–87 75–125 75–84 69–77 75–87 57–65 83–106 80–67 64–91 75–93 99–100 72–87 83–90 61–92 74–81 57–73
ratiopharm Ulm 67–90 74–84 68–72 87–94 88–77 85–77 77–78 90–95 89–65 87–72 84–77 93–76 75–89 78–62 70–87 95–82 72–69
s.Oliver Baskets 76–73 82–68 76–90 80–78 72–45 74–64 81–64 96–79 95–82 85–72 94–87 71–61 74–80 79–69 84–86 84–69 74–91
Source: BBL
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with background in a lighter colour were decided after overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

All three rounds of the playoffs are played in a best-of-five format, with the higher seeded team playing the first, third and fifth game at home.

Quarterfinals
5–19 May
Semifinals
20–31 May
Finals
3–16 June
         
1 Bayern Munich 3
8 Fraport Skyliners 2
1 Bayern Munich 3
4 Brose Bamberg 1
4 Brose Bamberg 3
5 Telekom Baskets Bonn 0
1 Bayern Munich 3
2 Alba Berlin 2
2 Alba Berlin 3
7 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 2
2 Alba Berlin 3
3 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 0
3 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 3
6 Medi Bayreuth 0

Awards and statisticsEdit

All-Star GameEdit

The 2018 BBL All-Star Game was played in the Lokhalle in Göttingen on 13 January 2018. Team International won the game 145–132 over Team National.[9] Peyton Siva was named Most Valuable Player of the game.

  •   Injured player.
  • REP Player selected as replacement.

Clubs in European competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress Ref
Brose Bamberg EuroLeague 12th qualified
ratiopharm Ulm EuroCup Regular season [12]
Bayern Munich Semifinals
Alba Berlin Top 16
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Champions League Round of 16 [13]
medi bayreuth Quarterfinals
Telekom Baskets Bonn Regular season
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Fourth place
s.Oliver Würzburg FIBA Europe Cup First qualifying round [14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "106:85 über ALBA BERLIN im fünften Spiel: FC Bayern München ist Deutscher Basketballmeister 2018!". easycredit-bbl.de. 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "easyCredit – Vorläufiger Spielplan für 2017/2018" (in German). 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ "Neuer Rekord: Neun deutsche Klubs spielen in der kommenden Saison international" (in German). 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Unfassbare Aufholjagd: Rockets siegen und steigen in die Bundesliga auf". 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Oettinger Rockets zweiter Aufsteiger in die easyCredit BBL". zweite-basketball-bundesliga.de. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ Teams
  7. ^ "Thüringer Bundesliga-Basketballer gehen letztmals als "Oettinger Rockets" auf Korbjagd" (in German). Thueringer-allgemeine.de. 30 December 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Team International zündet beim ALLSTAR Day 145:132-Offensivfeuerwerk / Peyton Siva zum MVP gekürt" (in German). Easycredit-bbl.de. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Die Nationals im Überblick: Geballte Erfahrung von 418 Länderspielen für Dirk Bauermann". Easycredit-bbl.de. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Die Internationals im Überblick: Der Trainer aus Wien, sein ägyptischer Nationalspieler und die elf US-Amerikaner". Easycredit-bbl.de. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  12. ^ "7DAYS EuroCup Board meets ahead of 2017-18 season". EuroCup Basketball. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European Glory". BasketballCL.com. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  14. ^ "FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Round 1 and 2 pairings confirmed". FIBA.com. 2017-08-03.

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