With another strong performance, world champions Franz and Moritz Wagner led the Orlando Magic to their seventh win in a row in the NBA. No team in the best basketball league has more. The Magic won 130:117 against the Charlotte Hornets.
Franz Wagner was the most successful scorer of the game with 30 points and also had seven rebounds and two assists. His older brother Moritz Wagner recorded 11 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. “I think everyone believes in it, that’s what makes it possible,” Franz Wagner said of the Magic’s longest winning streak in 13 years. "That's how it starts, with a different mentality than the last two years."
Defeat for Schröder and the Raptors
In the Eastern Conference, the Magic have now climbed to second place with 12 wins from 17 games, only the Boston Celtics have an even better record with 13 wins and 4 defeats. The record champions won 113:103 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Phoenix Suns are the only other team in the NBA to have been undefeated for seven games; they lost 116:113 against the New York Knicks led by Isaiah Hartenstein. He got seven points. The best thrower was his teammate Jalen Brunson with 35 points. Devin Booker was the most successful for the Suns with 28 points.
Meanwhile, Dennis Schröder suffered his ninth defeat with the Toronto Raptors. The world champion captain brought his team within one point with a converted three-pointer 15 seconds before the end, but could not prevent the 102:105 defeat against their opponents from the Eastern Conference. The Braunschweiger had 15 points and 4 assists.