The Orlando Magic lose against the Toronto Raptors and also Franz Wagner. Things are going better for the other German NBA players, however.
Bitter evening for Franz Wagner! For the German NBA professional, the game against the Toronto Raptors is already over after 20 seconds.
The 20-year-old injured his ankle after a foul against Scottie Barnes and did not return. The initial diagnosis is a sprain, so the Orlando Magic guard is not expected to be out for long.
Meanwhile, his team could not keep up with the Raptors and lost 89-102. Moritz Wagner, brother of Franz, managed eight points and eight rebounds.
LA Clippers dominate Bucks without Giannis
The Milwaukee Bucks suffered a clear defeat. Without their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was spared one day after his 50 points against Brooklyn Nets, they lost clearly 119:153 against the Los Angeles Clippers – who scored more points than ever before in a regular season game.
The best thrower of the evening, in which some players on both sides like Kris Middleton and Kawhi Leonard got a timeout, was Clippers forward Robert Covington with 43 points. Isaiah Hartenstein contributed a double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds.
Daniel Theis also celebrated a victory with the Boston Celtics. The German centre scored ten points and grabbed eight rebounds in the 128-123 triumph over the Indiana Pacers.
Maxi Kleber, on the other hand, fared much worse. He hit only two of his throws for six points and thus could not avert the 103-135 defeat of his Dallas Mavericks against the Washington Wizards.