Basketball: 24 points from NBA star Wagner not enough: Orlando loses

Despite 24 points from basketball world champion Franz Wagner, the Orlando Magic's small streak of success is over.

Basketball: 24 points from NBA star Wagner not enough: Orlando loses

Despite 24 points from basketball world champion Franz Wagner, the Orlando Magic's small streak of success is over. After two wins in a row, the Orlando Magic lost 92:112 (46:52) against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wagner was the team from Florida's top scorer, but was unable to completely convince with a less than optimal shooting rate. Brother Moritz Wagner only got two points. With 18 wins from 30 games, Orlando is still in a playoff position.

Victory for Schröder and the Raptors

World champion captain Dennis Schröder and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards by a clear 132:102 (59:50). The Braunschweig native came off the bench in the US capital and contributed nine points and ten assists in the Canadians' clear away win. With 12 wins, the Raptors still remain behind the coveted playoff spots.

Center Isaiah Hartenstein suffered his 13th defeat with playoff contender New York Knicks in the 30th game of the season. At 120:129 (60:69) at the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team from the Big Apple found no answer to the Thunder duo Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams. The top two players each scored 36 points. Hartenstein scored four points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Without Maxi Kleber, who has been missing since the beginning of November due to a toe injury, the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 110:113 (69:54) despite a 20-point lead before halftime. 39 points from Mavs superstar Luka Doncic were not enough.

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