Wagner brothers shine against Cavs – NBA punishes Brooks
The Orlando Magic won against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA preseason – supported by two world champions. Dillon Brooks was punished.
In the flow again: Franz Wagner.
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Strong early form after being world champions late in the summer: Franz and Moritz Wagner led the Orlando Magic to a 108:105 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of their preparation for the new season.
The younger man collected a whopping 18 points in 18 minutes, Moritz came off the bench and then scored 14 points in 16 minutes. The two Berliners only recorded one missed throw from the field each.
“It feels very good, we are making progress and applying what we talk about in training. I think it was even a visible progress compared to the first game,” said Franz Wagner, looking back on a 122:105 over New Orleans. “I feel good, it’s fun to play with the boys again. But it’s a completely different game than the one I played in the summer, so I’m just getting used to it again.”
Orlando starts the new season on the night of October 26th with the home game against the Houston Rockets.
Penalty against Brooks
Dillon Brooks has to pay a fine of 25,000 US dollars (around 23,700 euros) for hitting world champion Daniel Theis in the ribs in a test match. The NBA announced this decision on Thursday. The Canadian, who came from Memphis and is a bronze medalist at the World Cup, was thrown off the court in the first quarter for the scene in his Houston Rockets’ 122:103 win against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.