Dennis Schröder was unable to prevent the Boston Celtics’ third defeat of the season despite an attractive appearance. Franz Wagner convinced at the Orlando Magic, but lost together with brother Moritz.
The record champions lost to the Washington Wizards 107: 116 and continue to show fluctuating performances. National player Schröder had 22 points and six assists and was the second best thrower of his team after Jayson Tatum with 23 points.
Orlando Magic now has a 1: 4 balance. With the again convincing rookie Franz Wagner in the starting line-up, who contributed 15 points with a high hit rate, the Florida team lost 111: 120 against the Charlotte Hornets. Moritz Wagner came up with four points. Isaac Bonga played an even smaller role in the 118: 100 victory of the Toronto Raptors against the Indiana Pacers and remained without counting in the final seconds. The Los Angeles Clippers with Isaiah Hartenstein (2 points) had to admit defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers 79:92.
Championship contender Los Angeles Lakers is still not really gaining momentum. Without top star LeBron James, who was injured at the ankle, the Californians gave Oklahoma City Thunder a 26-point lead and lost 115: 123.
Russell Westbrook with a triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists and Anthony Davis with 30 points braced themselves in vain against bankruptcy, the Lakers have only won two of the first five games of the season.