While the Wagner brothers had a strong night in the NBA, Celtics guard Dennis Schröder had a weak game. In addition, the reigning champion continues to weaken.
Washington. Dennis Schröder (28) and the Boston Celtics have suffered an unfortunate defeat in the North American professional basketball league NBA. At the Washington Wizards, the Celtics lost 112: 115 after a double extension on Saturday evening (local time).
Orlando Magic suffered the same fate, losing 103: 110 to the Detroit Pistons despite a strong performance by the German Wagner brothers. Otherwise there were a few more surprises. Among other things, there is no longer an unbeaten team in the NBA.
Schröder does not hit the basket
The German playmaker of the Celtics got nine assists and three steals, most of the game, but Schröder only hit one of his seven throws from the field. Schröder and Boston had major throwing problems, especially from the three-point line, the entire team only managed two out of 26 attempts.
While the wizards around top scorer Bradley Beal (28), who scored 36 points, have had five wins from the first six games of the season, the Wizards have had a false start with just two wins.
Wagner brothers convince in Orlando defeat
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons were the last NBA team to win their first win of the season against the Orlando Magic with the strong Wagner brothers. At 110: 103, the Pistons’ current number one draft pick Cade Cunningham made his debut after recovering from an ankle injury. Franz Wagner (20) started for Magic and scored 19 points, a personal best in his young NBA career. Brother Moritz Wagner (24) contributed 13 points coming from the bank.
After the first loss of the season for the Utah Jazz, there is no longer an unbeaten team in the league. At the Chicago Bulls, Jazz lost 99: 107 despite a 30-point night from Donovan Mitchell (25). At the ex-club of icon Michael Jordan (58), newcomer DeMar DeRozan (32) was particularly convincing. With 32 points, three assists and six rebounds, the forward delivered a strong game.
Giannis stumbles with the Bucks
The NBA champions from Milwaukee had to admit defeat again. Against the San Antonio Spurs, led by top coach Gregg Popovich (72), the Bucks surprisingly lost 93: 102. Despite a dominant appearance by final MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (26) with 28 points and 13 rebounds, the reigning champion lost his third game of the season.
Superstar Stephen Curry (33) got a little more luck. Together with his Golden State Warriors, the Point Guard defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder sovereignly with 103: 82. The two-time MVP was the top scorer of the game with his 20 points. (dpa / job)