Dusseldorf While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are buzzing. What Happened That Night in American Football, Basketball, and Ice Hockey.
Basketball: LeBron James moves up to second place in the all-time NBA scorer list
Superstar LeBron James has moved up to second place on the all-time NBA points list. In the best basketball league in the world, he overtook Karl Malone, who scored 36,928 points in his career, in the 119:127 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. James now has 36,947 points in 1,363 games and an average of 27.1 per game.
He’s only ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has 38,387 points in 1,560 NBA games – an average of 25.3. It cannot be ruled out that James will still achieve this record. “I won’t allow myself to think about it,” he said. “I hope to achieve that at some point in my career, but I won’t think too much about it.”
An overview of the best NBA scorers in history can be found here.
Basketball: Kleber has no chance with Dallas in Charlotte
National player Maximilian Kleber suffered a heavy defeat with the Dallas Mavericks. The Texans lost to the Charlotte Hornets in the professional basketball league NBA on Saturday (local time) by 108:129.
Kleber had nine points and seven rebounds. As the Mavericks’ best pitcher, Luka Doncic recorded 37 points. Dallas, who lost to the Philadelphia 76ers the day before (101-111), is fifth in the West with 43 wins and 28 losses.
“Luka was very good, but unfortunately nobody joined him,” said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd, demanding more performance from the team: “There will be evenings when he doesn’t score or score over 30 points.”
Ice hockey: Grubauer’s Kraken turn NHL game against Seider’s Red Wings
The Seattle Kraken won the NHL duel with the Detroit Red Wings thanks to a late comeback. The team around national ice hockey goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer turned a 0:2 in the last third into a 4:2. Grubauer parried 22 of 24 shots on his goal, Moritz Seider, on the other hand, had to digest a setback with the Red Wings. The 20-year-old defender’s team hardly has a realistic chance of making the playoffs this season. For the Kraken, the second worst team in the National Hockey League, this issue has already been settled.
Hockey: Two points for Draisaitl in Oilers win over Devils
Leon Draisaitl also won the fifth game in a row with the Edmonton Oilers and contributed two points. Germany’s best ice hockey player scored 1-0 in the 6-3 win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and set up the goal for the 5-3. “It’s obvious that we like to play with a lead. That helps our game a little better, ”said the man from Cologne. “Those were two important points for us.”
The Oilers currently have the longest winning streak in the league and have retained their third-place finish in the Pacific Division, which is necessary to qualify for the playoffs.
Draisaitl now has 86 points this season, but is further behind teammate Connor McDavid, who was even more successful in the home game with one goal and two assists.
Regarding a collision with a referee who bled and was treated afterwards, Draisaitl said: “It’s a really unfortunate scene. I hope he’s okay.”
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