Basketball, NBA: Good day to the German basketball players: Dennis Schröder led his Boston Celtics to victory, Franz Wagner turned the match around for the Orlando Magic and Maxi Kleber also celebrated another victory with the Dallas Mavericks. In the thrilling 88:87 victory for the Celtics over the Philadelphia 76ers, Schröder pulled to the basket 37.1 seconds before the end and scored the decisive 88:84 lead. Overall, the national team came up with 13 points and three assists. In Orlando, the focus was on Franz Wagner in 108: 103 against the Denver Nuggets. The strong rookie lowered a 3-point shot to 106: 103 with 1:45 minutes left, it was the first lead for the Magic in the match, which they then did not give up. At times, Orlando was 16 points behind. “Of course it was a good feeling,” Franz Wagner said of the crucial scene. Overall, the 20-year-old had 15 points, while his brother Moritz contributed 12 points from the bench in what was only Magic’s second home win of the season.
Maxi Kleber’s Dallas Mavericks made it less exciting in the 139: 107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Led by superstar Luka Doncic (28 points), the Texans hit 57 of 83 throws from the field, including 18 three-pointers. The batting average of 68.7 is a franchise record, up from an earlier high of 68.6 set in 1983. Kleber scored five points with the Mavs, who previously lost five of their last six games. On the other hand, Isaiah Hartenstein suffered a 115: 124 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers against the Sacramento Kings. Hartenstein scored eleven points.
Basketball, FC Bayern: The Munich team must do without top scorer Darrun Hilliard “in the medium term”. The 28-year-old American sustained a knee injury during training, the five-time German champion announced Thursday night. How long the guard must be absent from FCB can only be stated “at a follow-up interview in about a month”. Hilliard was today’s most successful player with 28 points in the narrow Europa League defeat in Moscow.
Tennis, Novak Djokovic: Four days after the defeat in the preliminary round against the German tennis players, the world number one Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Davis Cup with the Serbian team. In the quarterfinals in Madrid, Serbia beat Kazakhstan 2-1 on Wednesday night. After his 6: 3, 6: 4 against Alexander Bublik, the 20-time Grand Slam tournament winner Djokovic also won the double together with Nikola Cacic against Andrej Golubev / Alexander Nedowjesow 6: 2, 2: 6, 6: 3. Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin had beaten Miomir Kecmanovic 7: 6 (7: 5), 4: 6, 7: 6 (11: 9) in the first individual after more than three hours and put Serbia under pressure. The Serbian selection will face Croatia in the semifinals on Friday. The German men’s team entered the top four for the first time since 2007 thanks to a 2-1 victory against Great Britain on Tuesday night. The opponent for Saturday’s semi-finals will be decided on Thursday between favorites Russia and outsiders Sweden.
Bundesliga: With a view to the top match in the Bundesliga against Bayern Munich (18.30 / Sky) on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund no longer expects the 67,000 spectators that were planned until recently. Even before the decision of the Land Government of North Rhine-Westphalia on the possible occupancy limit, BVB canceled the sale of tickets. This was announced by Borussia on Wednesday.
“All the 67,000 tickets available for the best Bundesliga match based on the Corona Protection Ordinance in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia had already been sold a few days ago,” BVB said. expected in the coming days. ” Ticket buyers should get their money back. According to media reports, NRW is planning a capacity limit of one third and a ceiling of a maximum of 25,000 spectators.
Serie A: Italian football record champions Juventus Turin have brought in a much-needed mandatory victory. At the bottom, the US Salernitana team, coached by Massimiliano Allegri, easily won 2-0 (1-0). With the season’s seventh win of the 15th match, the old lady initially climbed up to seventh place in the table. Paulo Dybala (21st) and Alvaro Morata (70th) scored against the promotions to win. In overtime, Dybala shot a penalty kick over the goal (90 + 5).
Atalanta Bergamo won 4-0 (2-0) over promoted FC Venice without national team player Robin Gosens, who was still injured. After the match, owner Luca Percassi announced the early extension of his contract with coach Gian Piero Gasperini until 2024. “This is the right night to thank the coach and the boys for a job that has borne great fruit. We have a close relationship with coach Gasperini and are pleased to announce the contract extension following a home win, “Percassi told Sky Sport.
DFB-Elf: National football player Ilkay Gündogan is preparing for his second career as a coach. The 31-year-old Manchester City professional is a participant in the pilot project “Players Pathway” in the German Football Association (DFB). DFB director Oliver Bierhoff had “sent him the relevant documents before the outbreak of the Corona crisis on what a possible career path for a coaching job in DFB training could look like,” Gündogan said sports picture: “Now I’m aiming for coach B plus the license.” Other players such as 2014 world champions Sami Khedira and Christoph Kramer or Gladbach professional Lars Stindl have also signed up for the course, many parts of which can be held online.
He had “been thinking for a long time about how things could continue for me after my career and informed me especially about the coach’s job,” Gündogan reported. He felt “very privileged that I could experience or still experience so many top-class coaches with Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Hansi Flick and Jogi Löw”. He wants to “pass this experience on to young footballers”.