Lakers win at Schröder comeback in NBA
Düsseldorf While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are buzzing. What Happened That Night in American Football, Basketball, and Ice Hockey.
Basketball: Schröder celebrates victory with the LA Lakers
National basketball player Dennis Schröder celebrated a win on his comeback for the Los Angeles Lakers. The DBB captain returned to the field in the 128:121 against the Detroit Pistons on Friday (local time) for the first time since his return to the record champions in an NBA game, but remained largely inconspicuous in 16:17 minutes: Schröder only hit one of his five Attempts for two points and also recorded two assists.
Because of a thumb operation, Schröder missed the start of the US professional league season in October and was out for weeks. He feels good and is “ready to play a strong season” – also as a “leader for the team”, Schröder recently said in a Spox interview.
The Lakers celebrated only their fourth win in their 14th game of the season. The 17-time NBA champion of new head coach Darvin Ham competed against the Pistons, who also started badly, without the injured superstar LeBron James. Anthony Davis became the best Lakers pitcher with 38 points.
National player Franz Wagner continues to show very consistent performances at Orlando Magic. The Florida team beat the Chicago Bulls 108-107, the 21-year-old forward contributing 20 points, three rebounds and eight assists to Magic’s success. DeMar DeRozan was the Bulls’ top shooter with 41 points.
The exceptional Slovenian player Luka Doncic scored 33 points in the 127:99 of the Dallas Mavericks against the Denver Nuggets. The injured Maximilian Kleber was not used by the hosts.
National player Isaiah Hartenstein lost with his New York Knicks 101:111 at the Golden State Warriors. The German was on the floor from the start and scored eight points and five rebounds. On the other side, Steph Curry once again trumped, convincing with 24 points, six rebounds and ten assists.
Football: Washington Commanders penalize players for drinking
The Washington Commanders football team has sanctioned a handful of its players after allegedly drinking alcohol on the team plane. This is reported by the US broadcaster ESPN. Among other things, Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke can also be seen on videos with a beer can in his hand. The Commanders were returning from their 32-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
In a statement on Friday (local time), the NFL warned each team that league regulations prohibit such alcohol consumption and will result in disciplinary punishment. The NFL will not impose a penalty in the case of the Commanders. “The league reviewed the matter this week and is satisfied with the penalty issued by the club,” said an NFL spokesman. It is not known in what form Washington sanctioned its players.
The Commanders had inflicted the Eagles’ first loss of the season, until then Philadelphia had been the only undefeated team in North American Football League. With five wins and five losses, the Commanders are bottom of the NFC East but still have a chance of a playoff in the wildcard race.