Dennis Schröder outnumbered against the Sacramento Kings
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A strong performance by international Dennis Schröder was not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers to win before the All-Star break.
Without the ailing superstar LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who had been missing for a long time as the second star player in the team, Schröder had more responsibility in the 120: 123 against the Sacramento Kings than in his previous games for the defending champion.
With 28 points and nine assists, he showed a good game.
However, seconds before the end he missed a basket win, with which the Lakers could have taken the lead.
James did not travel to Sacramento due to ankle problems, but should be able to attend the league's All-Star Game on Sunday in Atlanta.
The Dallas Mavericks also had to do without their best player before the break, but still won 87:78 against the Oklahoma City Thunder without Luka Doncic.
Doncic was absent with problems on his back.
National player Maxi Kleber contributed eight points, seven rebounds and a template for the second win in a row and also booked two blocks.
In the top game of the day, the Philadelphia 76ers won after extra time 131: 123 against Utah Jazz, in which Donovan Mitchell went off after two technical fouls.
James Harden recorded a 132: 114 with the Brooklyn Nets on his first return to Houston against the Rockets and convinced with a triple double.
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