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Without the ailing LeBron James, there was not much to gain for the German national basketball player Dennis Schröder and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Without their ailing superstar LeBron James (38), the Los Angeles Lakers around the German national team captain Dennis Schröder (29) in the NBA suffered another defeat after five consecutive victories.
The decimated record champions lost to the Denver Nuggets on Monday (January 9, 2023) by 109:122.
Dennis Schröder with bad odds
James was unable to play with a left ankle problem, while key player Anthony Davis (29, foot injury) is still missing.
The Californian’s best pitcher was Russell Westbrook (34) with 25 points, while Denver’s two-time MVP Nikola Jokic (27) scored the eleventh triple-double of the season with 14 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.
Starter Schröder only hit three of 13 throws from the field, all five three-point attempts went wrong. In the end there were 14 points. LA is 12th in the West with 19 wins and 22 losses.
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Orlando Magic (15-26) is 13th in the East after a 111-136 with the Sacramento Kings. National player Franz Wagner (21) got 16 points, his older brother Moritz (25) got 12 points.
Isaiah Hartenstein (24) failed to make a basket after six missed shots and lost with the New York Knicks 107:111 to the Milwaukee Bucks around Greek star player Giannis Antetokounmpo (28), who recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks (22:19) are seventh in the Eastern Conference. (sid)