Strong performance by theis not enough for celtics win

Strong performance by theis not enough for celtics win

The record champion of the north american professional basketball league lost 128-129 to its archrival california and conceded its first defeat after five victories. The match-winner for the lakers was former boston champion rajon rondo, who converted the decisive shot with the final siren.

Theis scored 20 points, missed only two of his eleven field goals and grabbed six rebounds. For the 26-year-old, it was the second-best career performance in the nba. Boston remains in fourth place in eastern conference playoff race.

For the lakers, superstar lebron james had an outstanding performance with 28 points, twelve rebounds and twelve assists. German nba rookie moritz wagner did not make an appearance.

The oklahoma city thunder and dennis schroder continued their winning streak in front of their own crowd. The team of the german national player defeated the memphis grizzlies with 117:95 and celebrated the fifth home victory in a row.

Superstar russell westbrook achieved his eighth triple-double (double-digit scoring in three categories) in a row with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists. The 30-year-old now only needs one more thing to break wilt chamberlain’s nba record.

Forward schroeder scored 16 points, best thunder thrower was paul george with 27 points. Oklahoma city remains the third-best team in the western conference. Memphis played its first game after trading spanish player marc gasol to the toronto raptors.

Dirk nowitzki, meanwhile, will play in the nba’s all-star game for greek giannis antetokounmpo’s team. In the vote by the two captains, superstar lebron james chose his former teammate dwyane wade, so nowitzki was automatically assigned to the other selection. The 40-year-old from the dallas mavericks, like wade, is invited by commissioner adam silver to the showcase game of the best and most popular nba pros on 17. February (local time) in charlotte in the process.

Since james and antetokounmpo had each received the most votes in the all-star selection in the nba’s two conferences, they were allowed to take turns choosing their teammates. James’ team (los angeles lakers) also includes kevin durant (golden state warriors), kyrie irving (boston celtics), kawhi leonard (toronto raptors) and james harden (houston rockets). In addition to antetokounmpo (milwaukee bucks), stephen curry (golden state warriors), joel embiid (philadelphia 76ers), paul george (oklahoma city thunder) and kemba walker (charlotte hornets) are on the parkett at the beginning.

Nowitzki will make two more appearances in what could be his last active participation in all-star weekend. The wuerzburg native plays in the opener on 15. February as honorary coach of a world selection at the match of the best young professionals, the following day he takes part in the three-point competition. In 2006 he won the competition of the best long-range shooters.