Dallas takes down LA
Lakers shooting star flirting with career in Germany
01/13/2023 11:17 am
The Los Angeles Lakers put up a big fight against the Dallas Mavericks for the outstanding Luka Doncic, but still have to admit defeat after double overtime. A Lakers shooting star is flirting with the German national team.
National basketball player Dennis Schröder and superstar LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a bitter defeat against the Dallas Mavericks for the outstanding Luka Doncic. After a double overtime it was 115:119 in the home arena after a big fight. James (24 points), who returned after problems with his left ankle, was just as slow as Schröder, who struggled with his throw and only got seven points.
Meanwhile, Doncic shone again with a triple-double (35 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists) and is following in Michael Jordan’s footsteps. The Slovenian is the first player aged 23 or younger to average 40 points over a ten-game span – since Jordan 37 years ago. He is also the first player in NBA history to average 40 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. With 19 wins and now 23 losses, the Lakers are only 13th in the Western Conference, the Mavericks around Doncic are fourth.
Meanwhile, Schröder’s teammate Austin Reaves is apparently interested in a career in the German national team. “He spoke to me, he has family from Germany. He would definitely like to. I haven’t spoken to the association yet, but he definitely wants to,” revealed Schröder. “I think there’s interest, but I haven’t spoken to anyone yet.” Reaves is said to have had a German passport since last year, his grandmother is from Germany. The 24-year-old point guard impressed in his first NBA season last season and is one of the more important players in the Los Angeles Lakers. He has an average of 10.8 points, but is currently missing the record champions due to injury.
In the east, the Boston Celtics won the top game against the Brooklyn Nets. Without the injured superstar Kevin Durant, Brooklyn only kept up well in the first three quarters, in the end Boston won 109:98 – Jason Tatum only had 20 points and eleven rebounds. The Celtics nevertheless won their fifth straight game and extended their lead over the Nets at the head of the East.