An outstanding Franz Wagner led the Orlando Magic to victory over the Washington Wizards.
The basketball world champion was the top scorer in the North American professional league NBA with 28 points in his team's 127:119 (63:60) win in the US capital. The 22-year-old also had eight rebounds and nine assists.
With their second win in a row, the Magic have finally overcome the negative series of four defeats in a row and are still on course for the playoffs in the East. “When we let the ball run, we usually win and have the most fun,” said Berlin-born Wagner. Brother Moritz got eleven points.
Theis wins with the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers with national team center Daniel Theis were also able to win again after two defeats. The playoff contender won against the Charlotte Hornets 113:104 (55:50). Theis scored ten points for the team from California.
The Detroit Pistons lost 112:118 (54:61) against the Brooklyn Nets for the 27th time in a row, setting an NBA negative record. No team has suffered such a series of defeats in a single season before. “Nobody wants something like that attached to them,” Pistons coach Monty Williams said.