Next gala by Franz Wagner: Doncic leads Mavs in playoffs, Boston trembles

Next Gala by Franz Wagner
Doncic leads Mavs into playoffs, Boston trembles

Once again it is playmaker Luka Doncic who leads the Dallas Mavericks to victory – and thus to the play-offs of the NBA. In the fight for the knockout round, the Boston Celtics suffered a severe setback with German international Daniel Theis

The Dallas Mavericks made it to the NBA playoffs. With the 120:112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team of German national player Maximilian Kleber, who scored six points, can no longer be denied participation in the championship round. The Texans are currently third in the Western Conference. The best player in the “Mavs” was once again playmaker Luka Doncic, who scored 35 points and gave 13 assists. Also strong: Dorian Finney-Smith, who contributed 28 points.

The Boston Celtics, on the other hand, suffered a setback in the race for the most promising play-off places despite a convincing performance from center Daniel Theis. The record champions lost 98:106 to the Miami Heat, who are at the top of the Eastern Conference and, like the Mavs, are already qualified. The Celtics, for whom Theis scored 15 points without a miss from the field, are fourth.

Shooting star Franz Wagner scored a strong 28 points for Orlando Magic and his brother Moritz added four more points. Nevertheless, it was a 110:127 defeat for the defeated team at the Washington Wizards. The winger was happy about the great praise from Dirk Nowitzki, who described Franz Wagner as an “incredible all-round player at his age”. “Of course he is a huge legend and an inspiration for me and probably for many other German basketball players too,” said Franz Wagner.

Without Dennis Schröder missing with a shoulder problem, the Houston Rockets also lost 118:121 to the Sacramento Kings. Houston is out of the playoff race, the heavily disappointing Los Angeles Lakers still have a small chance, but in the duel at Utah Jazz on Friday night they have to do without their top star LeBron James, who has ankle problems.

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