The Wagner brothers could expect a surprise with their Orlando Magic until five minutes before the end, but then the Chicago Bulls proved to be a size bigger.
In a 115:126 loss to the Eastern Conference first team, basketball star Franz Wagner once again performed on par with the best in the NBA and scored 22 points. Moritz, five years his senior, contributed nine points.
By 115:115 the third consecutive victory was possible for the Florida taillight. But Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Ayo Dosunmu and Nikola Vucevic scored for the favorite in the finals. DeRozan was the game’s top scorer with 29 points ahead of LaVine (26) and Orlando’s Wendell Carter jr. (24).
Wagner one of twelve newcomers to “Rising Stars”
Meanwhile, Franz Wagner is also officially one of the most promising talents in the NBA and will be able to join the All Star Games support program in just under three weeks. The 20-year-old Berliner is one of 12 NBA rookies selected for the Rising Stars mini-tournament. The league announced this on Tuesday (local time). There are also twelve players who are in their second year in the NBA and four players in the G-League. In addition to Wagner, there are two other Orlando Magic basketball players, Jalen Suggs and Cole Anthony. “It’s an honor for us players and also for our organization,” said Wagner.
Averaging 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, Wagner is having a very strong season. At the end of the week he will be split into one of four teams that will face off in Cleveland on February 18 at Rising Stars. The All Star Game with the best professionals in the league is then two days later.
Sports Information Service (SID)