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Despite the fact that FC Bayern Munich were leading 43-35 at half-time and 83-77 two minutes into extra time, Ratiopharm Ulm celebrated a big overtime win at their rival's home court by 86-83 (20-23, 23-12, 15-20, 17-20, 8-11 in the extra time) thanks to a late 0-9 run.

Darrun Hilliard made a big jump-shot to tie the game at 75 apiece and force overtime, with only four seconds remaining on the clock.

Deshaun Thomas hit a three to give Bayern a six-point lead (83-77), but Ulm didn't give up. Jaka Lakovic's men came back, holding down the hosts to zero points until the end.

Rubit and Hilliard had put up 14 points each after the first 20 minutes, while Bayern Munich were up by 9 (48-39) mid-way through the third quarter. However, Ulm scored a total of 36 points in the remaining 14 minutes of regulation, and had Hilliard missed the tie-breaker, overtime wouldn't have been necessary. The former CSKA guard-forward was the go-to guy for the hosts, going for 26 points on 6 of 8 two-point, but 3 of 14 three-point shooting.

DeShaun Thomas finished the match with 20 points, Rubit added 18, while Sisko went scoreless, but distributed 9 assists. Semaj Christon scored 27 for the visitors and Felicio added another 18. Jaron Blossomgame chipped in another 8, whilst also grabbing 15 rebounds.

Bayern Munich had a number of players off due to Covid, suspension, injuries, and possibly import quotas ahead of their Euroleague game against Maccabi Tel Aviv: Hunter, Walden, Schilling, Obst, Djedovic, Zipser (injury), Radosevic (injury), Lucic (suspended). This resulted in Trichieri’s players putting in some major minutes ahead of their EuroLeague opener: Rubit played 40 minutes, Hilliard 38, Jaramaz and Weiler-Babb 33 apiece.

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