BK Inter Bratislava defeated MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno 4-1 in their finals series to win the 2017 Slovakian SBL championsnhip. This is the third Slovakian league title for the organization. They also won back to back titles in 2013 and 2014.
Inter Bratislava 94 – Rieker KN 82
This game was about Inter Bratislava flexing their muscles in the paint. They outmatched and outclassed Rieker Komarno when it came to action in the low post. Inter Bratislava shot 27-of-45 shots from two-point range and their opponents could do little to slow them down let alone stop them.
Radoslav Rancik and Aleksandar Vlahovic led Inter Bratislava with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Salih Nuhanovic took care of business on the boards and finished the game with a 14-10 double-double performance for the champs. Inter Bratislava had a 39-27 rebounding advantage. Rieker tried to take their offense outside and managed to knock down 11-of-27 shots from beyond the three-point arc. Unfortunately, their outside game was not enough to offset the yellow shirts’ advantage at close range.
Boban Tomic paced Rieker Komarno with 23 points. Roman Vido added 17 points of his own.
Inter Bratislava are the 2017 Slovakian SBL champions. Will another team rise up in 2017-18 and challenge them or will they be able to repeat as the league’s top team?