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

Bakken Bears looking to dethrone reining champs Horsens

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

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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.

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