Exceptional player T.J. Shorts was very short after the massive defeat for his Bonn basketball players.

“Everything went wrong. They made their shots, they did everything better,” said the sweaty Telekom Baskets star after the hearty 84:112 at Ratiopharm Ulm. The Bonners, who are so superior in the regular season, seem really battered for the first time in the final. With a score of 1: 2 in the best-of-five series, a win is needed this Friday (8:30 p.m. / Sport1 and Magentasport) to keep the chance of the first championship.

Loud Ulmer fans

The extremely loud Ulm fans then want to celebrate the first coronation of their club. “I don’t care about the audience, I only hear my fans and my family in my head,” said Shorts at Magentasport. The 25-year-old seemed unnerved and frustrated, however, and Shorts made many mistakes. However, he does not believe that the level of defeat will also play a role in game four. “It’s a defeat. It doesn’t matter if we lose by one, two or 100 points. We have to win on Friday.”

Meanwhile, Bonn’s coach Tuomas Iisalo publicly counted his professionals. “We had the worst performance of the season. It’s obviously disappointing in such an important game. But we were worse in every respect and always two steps too slow from the start,” said the Finn

Ulm’s coach Anton Gavel looked rather severe right after the end of the game. Even success with a difference of 38 points did not trigger enthusiasm. “It’s just a win. We still need one. There’s nothing left for which we should spare ourselves,” said the ex-professional. They want to “do everything possible” to celebrate this victory in their own hall on Friday. A possible fifth game would take place on Sunday (3 p.m.) in Bonn.