Maximilian Kleber and the Dallas Mavericks are still clearly on course towards the playoffs in the North American basketball professional league NBA.
The Texans won 132-105 against the Indiana Pacers. Kleber, who was part of the starting lineup, contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds. The best pitcher was Mavericks star Luka Doncic with 30 points.
Dallas is fifth in the NBA’s Western Conference, with the top six teams qualifying directly for the playoff round of 16.
Dennis Schröder was also able to celebrate a victory for his team, in which he only had a small part. In the 107-97 win of his Boston Celtics at the New Orleans Pelicans, Schröder scored four points and a rebound in just under 16 minutes of play. Despite the win, the record champions from Boston still have to tremble for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Outstanding Jimmy Butler is not enough for the Miami Heat
The Miami Heat, as the best team in the East by wins, already have this almost certainly, although the team from Florida lost 120-124 at home to the Toronto Raptors. Despite an outstanding performance by Jimmy Butler, who managed a so-called triple-double with 37 points, 14 rebounds and ten assists, Miami suffered their 18th loss of the season.
In the clash between superstars Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry, Curry and his Golden State Warriors defeated Irving’s Brooklyn Nets 110-106. Curry himself was clearly overshadowed by his counterpart.
The 33-year-old scored 19 points with a poor hit rate of 27.8 percent from the field. Irving scored 32 points for the Nets. He is only available to the New York team for away games due to his lack of vaccination against the corona virus.