Lakers lose after three overtime

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What you missed that night in NHL, NFL, and NBA

While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are busy. What happened that night in American football, basketball and ice hockey. Today among other things: a long basketball evening in Los Angeles and a clap for the Wagner brothers.

Ice hockey: Sturm celebrates 7-1 victory over Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild around German ice hockey player Nico Sturm have achieved their highest win of the season to date in the NHL. With 7: 1 (2: 0, 3: 0, 2: 1) the team from Saint Paul gave the Winnipeg Jets no chance.

Minnesota took the lead after just 52 seconds, with Sturm providing the assist. The native of Augsburg marked his fourth assist of the season. After two thirds, the game was already decided when the game was 5-0.

The second German ice hockey player in action on Friday evening (local time) suffered a significant defeat: Tim Stützle lost with the Ottawa Senators 0: 4 (0: 1, 0: 2, 0: 1) at the Anaheim Ducks. The team from Canada has been without a win for four games, in the meantime three Senators games had to be postponed due to a corona outbreak in the team.

Alex Ovechkin has led the Washington Capitols to a 4: 3 (0: 1, 3: 1, 1: 1) win over the Florida Panthers. The Russian international triumphed with a hat trick. After two goals within 56 seconds in the second period, Ovechkin was 4-2 in the third leg of the game. Ovechkin is currently the second best goalscorer in the NHL behind Leon Draisaitl.

Basketball: Lakers lose after three overtime

The Los Angeles Lakers around superstar LeBron James and the Sacramento Kings delivered a duel with three extra times in the NBA on Friday evening (local time). In the end the Kings got the upper hand with 141: 137 (43:43).

In the fourth quarter and in the first extra time, the Kings had provided the last points to avert a defeat. In the second extension, LeBron James managed to equalize 124:12. In the third extra time, the Kings took a decisive lead thanks to an 11-2 run. De’Aaron Fox was Sacramento’s best player with 34 points and eight assists, while James had 30 points and eleven assists with the Lakers.

James had been fined $ 15,000 by the NBA before the game. The superstar had made an “obscene gesture” in the previous game against the Indiana Pacers, according to the league.

The Boston Celtics around the German national player Dennis Schröder did not reward themselves for their furious catch-up against the San Antonio Spurs. The Celtics caught up with a 24-point deficit after 16 minutes, but ultimately had to admit defeat with 88:96 (37:52).

In the fourth quarter, the guests from Boston seemed to turn the game in their favor, with Schröder giving the Celtics the highest lead with a three-point game with five and a half minutes (84:77). Schröder and Co. maintained this seven-point lead up to three minutes before the end, then the Celtics broke in and conceded a 0:15 run. Schröder slipped into the starting line-up and ended the game with eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

Franz and Moritz Wagner suffered their biggest bankruptcy of the season so far with the Orlando Magic: The team from Florida had no chance against the Chicago Bulls with 88: 123 (46:55). Franz Wagner had 15 points, Moritz Wagner scored nine points. Isaiah Hartenstein celebrated a 107: 96 (64:40) home win with the Los Angeles Clippers against the Detroit Pistons, Hartenstein scored ten points.

Football: Packers coach praises German receiver St. Brown

The German NFL professional Equanimeous St. Brown has received praise from his coach at the Green Bay Packers for his achievements this season. “EQ did a great job. He has taken on the role, not only as a physically strong passport recipient who has strong scenes – he obviously had a few explosive situations in the past week – but also as a member of the special teams, ”said Matt La Fleur of the German press agency The Packers’ upcoming home game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The special teams are used, for example, when the opponent kicks the football away.

St. Brown, who has a German and a US passport, was removed from the Packers’ roster at the beginning of the season. “That was a tough day,” said St. Brown of the decision. The team brought him back relatively quickly, however, and he has now been used in nine of the eleven games of the season. Most recently at 31:34 against the Minnesota Wild, he had good scenes and caught two passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a total of 43 yards.

St. Brown reported that Rodgers had contacted him after the interim separation from the Packers and encouraged him. “He told me he had my back and wanted me to stay with the team,” said St. Brown.

(kron / old / ako / dör / SID / dpa)

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