National basketball player Franz Wagner injured his ankle and had to end the Orlando Magic's NBA game against the Miami Heat prematurely.
According to his team, the 21-year-old Berliner should be examined further, and there was initially no more precise diagnosis. Without him, the Magic lost their lead in the final minutes, but still won 126:114 after extra time against the guests from Miami and ended their series of three defeats. With 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Wagner had been playing well until his injury in the last quarter. His older brother Moritz Wagner had 8 points and 5 rebounds.
German center Isaiah Hartenstein lost with the New York Knicks 95-106 to the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 4 points and catching 5 rebounds. After nine wins in a row, it was the third loss in a row for the Knicks.
Curry leads Warriors to victory
The previously long-injured Stephen Curry led defending champions Golden State Warriors to a 125-116 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 22 of his 36 points in the last quarter and extra time. While the Warriors still have to worry about direct playoff qualification with 35 wins and 33 losses, Milwaukee remains the best team in the league with 48 wins and 19 losses. The Bucks were without their ailing star Giannis Antetokounmpo against Golden State.
The Boston Celtics achieved their 47th win of the season by beating the Atlanta Hawks 134:125. Jayson Tatum was the Celtics' top pitcher with 34 points.
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