NBA Standings & Scores

Posted on 7 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

J.J. Barea

The Dallas Mavericks beating the Houston Rockets in a direct matchup for one of the two final tickets in the Western Conference playoffs stood out on a busy Wednesday NBA night, while the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons improved their positions towards clinching a postseason berth as well.

Cleveland Cavalier 109  Indiana Pacers 123: The Cavaliers gave LeBron James a bit more rest and looked bad defensively, allowing the Pacers to shoot 56.3% from the field and 51.3% from beyond the arc. Paul George scored 29 points and C.J. Miles added 21, as the Pacers are one win away (or a Bulls loss) from clinching the playoff spot.

Detroit Pistons 108  Orlando Magic 104: The Pistons also move closer to clinching their postseason spot (first since 2009) by beating the Magic. Tobias Harris scored 13 points against his former team while Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 24. Evan Fournier scored 19 points to lead the Magic.

Brooklyn Nets 103  Washington Wizards 121: The Wizards remain mathematically in the playoff picture, but it’s almost over for them in a hugely disappointing season. Bradley Beal led them with 25 points and John Wall added 18 points with 13 assists.

New Orleans Pelicans 97  Boston Celtics 104: The Celtics are the next team to pick up the automatic win against New Orleans, keeping them in 4th. Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points to go with 8 assists in another fantastic game for the point guard. Toney Douglas led New Orleans with 19 points.

Charlotte Hornets 111  New York Knicks 97: The Hornets changed the lineup again, starting with a big tandem to bounce back from their loss in Toronto. Kemba Walker also bounced back from his awful performance in Canada, scoring 34 points while Al Jefferson added 24.

Houston Rockets 86  Dallas Mavericks 88: In a hugely important game with playoff implications, another big night for J.J. Barea (27 points) put the Mavs two games ahead of the Rockets, who need some outside assistance to make it into the playoffs. Barea also had 8 assists, while James Harden scored 26 points for the Rockets.

Oklahoma City Thunder 115  Portland Trail Blazers 120: The Blazers clinched the playoff spot with 27 points from Al-Farouq Aminu and 26 for C.J. McCollum against a Thunder team less than interested in winning, playing without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Enes Kanter led the way with 33 points.

Los Angeles Clippers 91  Los Angeles Lakers 81: Not as easy as the night before, but still not a fair fight. J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan each scored 15 points as Kobe Bryant played his next to last game on the Lakers home floor, scoring 17 points on 6-for-19 from the field.

Eastern Conference Standings

1Cleveland Cavaliers 5623.70979
2Toronto Raptors5225.6753.077
3Atlanta Hawks 4632.5909.578
4Boston Celtics4632.5909.578
5Miami Heat4532.58410.077
6Charlotte Hornets4533.57710.578
7Indiana Pacers4236.53813.578
8Detroit Pistons4237.53214.079
9Chicago Bulls3939.50016.578
10Washington Wizards3840.48717.578
11Orlando Magic3345.42322.578
12Milwaukee Bucks3246.41023.578
13New York Knicks3148.39225.079
14Brooklyn Nets2157.26934.578
15Philadelphia 76ers1068.12845.578

Western Conference Standings

1Golden State Warriors699.88578
2San Antonio Spurs 6512.8443.577
3Oklahoma City Thunder5425.68415.579
4Los Angeles Clippers5028.64119.078
5Memphis Grizzlies4236.53827.078
6Portland Trail Blazers4337.53827.080
7Dallas Mavericks4038.51329.078
8Utah Jazz3939.50030.078
9Houston Rockets3840.48731.078
10Denver Nuggets3247.40537.579
11Sacramento Kings3147.39738.078
12New Orleans Pelicans2949.37240.078
13Minnesota Timberwolves2652.33343.078
14Phoenix Suns2058.25649.078
15Los Angeles Lakers1662.20553.078
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