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NBA: Wagner Festival – A sensation in the German United States

Franz Wagner holds the ball in his hand and jumps up to the basket.

Frances Wagner of Orlando Magic banged in the game against the Miami Heat on December 26, 2021.

Wagner Festival in Orlando! Despite losing to Bucks, German NBA shooting star Franz Wagner once again had a creamy dive and follows in the footsteps of Shock O’Neill.

German NBA professional Franz Wagner (20) became a complete superstar at a young age! The 20-year-old from Orlando Magic set the best value of his young career with 38 points in a 110: 127 defeat against Milwaukee Bucks.

No NBA rookie has scored more points this season. Wagner’s previous career highs were 28 points. In the history of ownership, only the exceptionally talented Dennis Scott (53, 40 points) and Shock O’Neill (49, 46 points) have scored more points than new players.

Franz Wagner: “But I wanted to win the game”

The small forward, who was drafted in eighth place this year, impressed in front of 16,696 spectators at the Amway Center in Orlando with other figures: seven rebounds (six defenses), 100 percent free throw rate (ten out of ten), three assists.

“I am just happy to be free. But I wanted to win, ”Berliner later said, not entirely satisfied. Wagner was also reluctant to accept the personal greetings of Bucks Center Dimarcus Cousins ​​(31). “He congratulated me on the game,” Wagner said: “I said: Thank you, it’s definitely a good gesture.

Wagner was particularly hot in the third and fourth quarters, but it was not enough to win. Also, Bucks superstar Gianni Antotocounbo (27), who returned from the Kovit-19 protocol at Christmas, won by 28 points.

Wagner’s older brother Moritz (24) scored seven points. With just seven wins in 35 games, Orlando are in last place at the Eastern Conference. (Sid)

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