While professional basketball in Germany is on the same level as high school basketball in the US in terms of attendance and popularity, the sport does have some highlights worth noting. This includes breaking records including that of the number of three-pointers, as the professional team Syntatics Weissenfels achieved on Wednesday night at home.
Weissenfels defeated Bayreuth 123-114 in the first round of the German basketball cup last night in Group D. In that game, Weissenfels shot a record of 23 shots from the three-point line. The previous record of 20 was set by Bayern Munich in 2015 when it overran Tigers Tübingen 117-80 during regular season play. Highlights of the game can be seen in the video below. Weissenfels finished the first round with a 2-1 record behind Bayern Munich and will advance to the next round. Bayreuth and Tubingen in the group are eliminated.