The Miami Heat lost first place in the Eastern Conference shortly before the end of the NBA regular season. The Heat went 95-110 against the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night (local time) and their fourth straight loss.
The Philadelphia 76ers now lead the conference as the Milwaukee Bucks lost 102-127 to the Memphis Grizzlies despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 30 points.
After a moment of shock and a long break, the Toronto Raptors climbed to the all-important sixth place in the East with 131:91 against the Indiana Pacers, which would have meant straight through to the playoffs. A loudspeaker caught fire in the second bedroom, which is why the hall had to be evacuated.
Wagner brothers lose – Schröder succeeds
At the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference are the Orlando Magic with the Wagner brothers, who lost another game played this season by 110:114 against the Sacramento Kings after overtime. Orlando conceded the tie 21 seconds before the end of regulation time despite a four-point lead. Franz Wagner was the Magic’s top scorer with 19 points, his brother Moritz showed good play coming off the bench with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.
The Houston Rockets with Dennis Schröder won 115:98 against the Portland Trail Blazers and are now, like Orlando, at the bottom of the conference table with 20 wins this season. Schröder scored ten points and contributed eight assists and four steals, but he also missed five turnovers.
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