Brose Baskets got off to a flying start and in the end, battled for their 71-58 road win over Ludwigsburg, which kept them on top of the Beko BBL table.

Bamberg raced to a 20-11 lead after the first but the deficit was quickly erased in the second quarter as Ludwigsburg took a two-point lead at the half. But the visitors stormed back, holding the hosts to just eight points in the fourth to record the win.

ALBA Berlin responded to last week’s loss with a dominating 102-73 hammering of Wurzburg in the German capital, the site of this year’s Euroleague Final Four.

Bosnian international Elmedin Kikanovic led the victors with 16 points as Berlin stay in third.

Fraport Frankfurt Skyliners were impressive in their 80-68 home win over a stubborn EWE Baskets Oldenburg side.

Youngster Johannes Voigtmann top scored with 14 points plus five rebounds for the Skyliners as they raced away in the third quarter to record the win.

ratiopharm Ulm remain in the top eight after they beat Braunschweig 76-67. American Raymar Morgan led Ulm with 23 points, going 8/10 inside.

Around the German league, there were wins for Phoenix Hagen, as they bested Bayreuth 93-88 in a physical encounter. Tubingen narrowly beat Bremerhaven 88-86 and Telekom Baskets Bonn outlasted Crailsheim 101-93 in a thrilling contest.