Giessen 46ers will play the first semi-final match of the best-of-five series at RASTA Vechta. The hosts have not yet had to give up a home game in the 2022/23 BARMER 2nd Basketball Bundesliga ProA season and thus have an impeccable record of 19 home wins with no home defeat. Giessen coach Branislav Ignjatovic has serious problems with injuries. Luca Kahl will probably not be able to play the entire series because he tore a ligament in training. In addition, Karlo Miksic has had back problems since the second game against Dresden and has only trained to a limited extent, while Enosch Wolf is also unavailable. All in all, Vechta are heavy favorites in this match and without these players Giessen will have an enormously hard task to grab a positive result.