The Orlando Magic around the two basketball world champions Franz and Moritz Wagner have apparently overcome their small interim low in the North American professional league NBA.
Orlando won at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers 104:94 and celebrated its second win in a row after two defeats in a row.
A total of 27 Wagner points
Franz Wagner scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but didn't have a good day from the three-point line. In five attempts, not a single ball landed in the basket. Brother Moritz scored eight points in 18 minutes of playing time. With their 16th win of the season, the Magic caught up with record champions Boston Celtics at the top of the Eastern Conference, but the Celtics have suffered two fewer defeats so far.
The season for national team captain Dennis Schröder and the Toronto Raptors is still not going as planned. The Canadians lost to the New York Knicks with Isaiah Hartenstein 130:136 and would currently only be spectators in the playoffs with nine wins this season. The Knicks are completely different and are clearly heading towards the finals with 13 wins and only nine defeats.
Schröder showed a good performance and scored 20 points and also gave ten assists. Hartenstein on the Knicks side had eleven points.
Clippers with Theis still on the rise
The Los Angeles Clippers around Daniel Theis, however, are still on the rise. The Clippers won their home game against the Portland Trail Blazers 132:127 and celebrated their fourth win in a row. Theis only played a supporting role; the 31-year-old played 14 minutes and contributed three points.
Once again without the injured Maximilian Kleber, the Dallas Mavericks celebrated their next success. In the 120:113 away win against the Memphis Grizzlies, Luka Doncic was once again the outstanding man for the Texans. The Slovenian scored 35 points, but was not the best scorer of the game. At Memphis, Jaren Jackson Jr. stood out with 41 points.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs around super talent Victor Wembanyama set a negative record. The Texans suffered their 17th defeat in a row by losing 82:93 to the Houston Rockets, a series like this has never happened before in the team's history. Above all, the Spurs' three-point quota was out of the question; only five of 41 attempts ended up in the basket.