Sport Calendar: Danish BBall championsips going above the rim in Jutland – The Post

Sport Calendar: Danish BBall championsips going above the rim in Jutland

Bakken Bears looking to dethrone reining champs Horsens

Horsens and Bakken Bears vying for the title (photo: Danmarks Basketball Forbund)
April 20th, 2016 7:00 am| by Christian W
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The sport of basketball has largely focused on the recordbreaking run by Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors and the retirement of the Kobe ‘The Black Mamba’ Bryant this year.

But there’s plenty of drama on the hardwood in Denmark too where the best-of-seven Danish championships just tipped off on Monday night. And this year, it’s an all-Jutland affair.

In a bid to dethrone the reining champs Horsens IC, the Bakken Bears – based just 50 km away in Aarhus – convincingly won Game 1 in Horsens by a score of 88-66.

READ MORE: Dane leads team to historic NIT championship

Bear necessities 
The Bears have been a dominant force in Danish basketball since the start of this century.

Since 1999, the club has won 12 national titles, including four out the last five – but Horsens broke that streak of four last year and are the regular season winners, so it’s far from over.

READ MORE: Check out our Sports Calendar for other events and chances to participate

Championship schedule


Game 2: Wednesday, April 20 at 18:05 at Vejlby Risskov Center
Game 3: Wednesday, April 25 at 18:05 at Forum Horsens
Game 4: Wednesday, April 28 at 18:05 at Vejlby Risskov Center
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 02 at 18:05 at Forum Horsens
Game 6*: Wednesday, May 05 at 18:05 at Vejlby Risskov Center
Game 7*: Wednesday, May 09 at 18:05 at Forum Horsens
* if needed