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Defending NBA Champions Continue Dominance, Celtics Suffer First Home Defeat, and More League Highlights

The defending NBA champions are putting an exclamation mark on the currently best team in the league. The Orlando Magic also lose to Philadelphia. Devin Booker scores 52 points in three quarters.

The Boston Celtics suffered their first home defeat of the season in the NBA after 20 wins in a row. The Celtics lost to defending champion Denver Nuggets 100:102 (61:55).

Jamal Murray with 35 points and Nikola Jokic with 34 points were the guests’ two best players. Jokic missed a so-called triple double by just one assist. Boston’s star player Jayson Tatum had the chance to equalize shortly before the end, but failed at the ring. Halfway through the regular season, the Celtics remain the best team in the North American professional basketball league with 32 wins and ten defeats.

In contrast, the Orlando Magic are slipping further and further. Orlando lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 109:124 and suffered its fifth defeat in the last six games. Philadelphia’s top scorer Joel Embiid scored 36 points. The center, who was voted the league’s most valuable player last year, scored more than 30 points for the 19th time in a row. With Tyrese Maxey, a second Sixers player surpassed the mark.

Franz Wagner is still missing from Orlando

Orlando had to do without world champion Franz Wagner in the eighth game in a row. His brother Moritz Wagner was allowed to play for at least a little more than six minutes after he was not used twice recently.

Thanks to Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 123:109. Booker scored 52 points in just three quarters, scoring 25 points in the first alone. It was the fourth win in a row for Phoenix.

The Indiana Pacers narrowly lost 115:118 to the Portland Trail Blazers in their first game with Pascal Siakam. The All-Star, who transferred from Toronto, had a solid debut and scored 21 points.

The Golden State Warriors’ game against the Dallas Mavericks was postponed following the death of Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic during the week.

2024-01-20 12:22:58
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