Nets win first NBA game after Kyrie Irving’s suspension

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Nets win first NBA game after Kyrie Irving’s suspension

While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are buzzing. What Happened That Night in American Football, Basketball, and Ice Hockey.

NBA: Nets win first game after Kyrie Irving’s suspension

The Brooklyn Nets have won the first game in the North American basketball professional league NBA after the suspension of their controversial basketball star Kyrie Irving. On Friday (local time) the Nets prevailed against the Washington Wizards with 128:86 (69:57). At the same time, Jacque Vaughn was the first success as interim coach after the club recently parted ways with their previous head coach Steve Nash. Kevin Durant stood out with 28 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.

Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to a 111-110 (62-57) home win over the Toronto Raptors. The Slovenian superstar has 35 points, reaching 30 in each of his first eight appearances of the season. In NBA history, only Wilt Chamberlain had managed to do this in the 1959/60 season. The German national basketball player Maxi Kleber remained unobtrusive with two points.

With Isaiah Hartenstein, the second German player was also successful on Friday evening. With the New York Knicks, the 24-year-old scored a 106-104 (58-53) away win against the Philadelphia 76ers. Hartenstein put up eight points and ten rebounds. The guests caught up a twelve-point deficit in the final quarter and inflicted the sixth defeat of the season on the troubled top team.

NHL: JJ Peterka concedes 5-3 loss with Buffalo

The German national ice hockey player JJ Peterka has suffered a defeat in the North American ice hockey league NHL with the Buffalo Sabers after three wins in a row. On Friday (local time) the Sabers lost 5-3 (2-2, 0-1, 1-2) to the Carolina Hurricanes. Peterka was involved in the Buffalos’ 3:5 in the final seconds. For the native of Munich it was the seventh scorer point of the season.

The Colorado Avalanche won 6-3 (2-0, 1-2, 3-1) against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Tampere, Finland. As part of the Global Series, the NHL played the second game of the season in Europe, on Saturday both teams will face each other again in Tampere. Finnish forward Mikko Rantanen led reigning NHL champions Colorado with three goals and one assist.

NFL: Amazon founder Bezos interested in buying a team, according to the media

According to media reports, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is interested in buying the Washington Commanders from the US professional football league NFL. As a further investor, rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z could get involved.

The Washington Post, which owns Bezos, and People magazine report on the wealthy duo’s interest. The current owners of The Commanders, Dan and Tanya Snyder, announced on Wednesday that a company had been hired to handle the sale of the franchise.

In August, Forbes magazine valued the Commanders at $5.6 billion. The NFL and the US House of Representatives, among others, are investigating Snyder for financial irregularities.


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