The Orlando Magic end their negative run also thanks to Moritz Wagner. The LA Lakers go swimming in Canada. And: Boston wins the top game surprisingly clearly. Thursday night’s NBA.
Pushing to the overtime victory: the Orlando Magic and Moritz Wagner.
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Also thanks to the best performance of the season from the national player Moritz Wagner, who seems to have finally overcome his foot injury, the Orlando Magic won again after the last nine defeats.
The 116:111 after extra time against the Los Angeles Clippers required a great effort. The Magic found it difficult to get into the game (32-14 after the first period), but then fought back. In the end, the Clippers didn’t even have an 18-point lead. Moritz Wagner scored 20 points for the first time this season and also contributed 13 rebounds. His younger brother Franz Wagner scored 15 points, and the best Magic pitcher was Paolo Banchero with 23 points.
You need victories like that.
“To win in this league you have to have an enormous amount of belief in yourself and your teammates. If you don’t win for a long time, it becomes more and more difficult. So you have to invest a lot in it and that’s what we did today,” Moritz Wagner said. “You need wins like that.”
Lakers lose in Toronto – Suns disappoint against Boston
The LA Lakers also lost to the Toronto Raptors. Without the sick Anthony Davis, who was badly missed in Cleveland on Wednesday, the break because of the injured LeBron James (left ankle), Patrick Beverley and Wenyen Gabriel, it was a 113:126 defeat. Dennis Schröder was the best pitcher for the record champions with 18 points. But even the DBB captain could not stop the Lakers from trailing by 27 points at times.
“As disappointed as I am to lose the game — and you never like to lose — I’m not upset or upset,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said of the personnel situation. “We pulled ourselves together and performed as we wanted from the start.”
The Phoenix Suns’ blow in the top game between the leaders of the Eastern and Western Conference was completely unexpected in this clarity. The Suns suffered a 96-125 loss to the Boston Celtics in the return of Chris Paul, who recently injured his heel, after trailing by 45 points at times. The New Orleans Pelicans passed the Suns in the standings with a 104-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.