The New York Knicks clinched their ninth win in a row in the NBA and benefited from another outstanding performance from Isaiah Hartenstein. The team won 109:105 against the Indiana Pacers.

The 25-year-old German recorded a double-double of 19 rebounds and 12 points. He also had six assists. Hartenstein has only gotten more rebounds twice in his career – each time in January. Without Julius Randle, who had a shoulder injury, Jalen Brunson was the clear leader of the Knicks and was also the best scorer on the field with 40 points.

The Los Angeles Lakers had previously surprisingly won the duel between the NBA record champions against the Boston Celtics without the ailing stars Anthony Davies and LeBron James. The outstanding man at 114:105 was Austin Reaves with 32 points for the guests from California. For the Celtics, leaders of the Eastern Conference, it was only the twelfth defeat of the season.