NBA Scores & Standings

Posted on 22 Feb, 2016, by in NBA

LeBron James, Kevin Love

In a busy night of NBA action to cap off the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised against the Oklahoma City Thunder in another dominant performance for LeBron James against Kevin Durant, the Chicago Bulls ruined Kobe Bryant’s goodbye from the United Center, Anthony Davis put on maybe the biggest individual performance of the season while the Portland Trail Blazers remain the hottest team in the West right now.

New Orleans Pelicans 111  Detroit Pistons 106: The Pistons keep sliding regardless of their trade deadline moves, while the Pelicans remain hopeful that there’s a playoff at the end of the rainbow. Why not when Anthony Davis is playing like he’s Wilt Chamberlain, finishing with 59 points and 20 rebounds, becoming only the third player in the last 33 years with a 50-20 game.

Cleveland Cavaliers 115  Oklahoma City Thunder 92: The Thunder just can’t get beat LeBron James teams, and got destroyed on national TV with some poor defense and awful shooting. Kevin Love led Cleveland with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while James had the time to do a bit of everything, finishing with 25 points, 7 boards and 11 assists. The Thunder shot just 41% from the field at home in their worst home loss with Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka playing together.

Boston Celtics 121  Denver Nuggets 101: The Celtics are playing some beautiful basketball lately, led by their backcourt with Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley combining to score 42 points and Evan Turner helped out with 17 off the bench. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets, slowly drifting away from a playoff spot, scoring 23 points.

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San Antonio Spurs 118  Phoenix Suns 111: The Spurs had a more difficult time than expected, but eventually managed to hand the Suns their 26th loss in the last 28 games. Tony Parker finished with 22 points and Patty Mills added 21, while the Spurs didn’t really miss Kawhi Leonard, not playing due to tightness in his left calf.

Charlotte Hornets 104  Brooklyn Nets 96: The Hornets win five in a row as they improve to 29-26. Kemba Walker had another nice scoring game with 28 points while Al Jefferson, coming off the bench, had his best game in months, finishing with 18. Courtney Lee made a forgettable debut for the Hornets, scoring just 5 points and usually making them worse when playing.

Indiana Pacers 105  Orlando Magic 102: When Monta Ellis is playing well, the Pacers look good. Ellis scored 21 points in a close call against the Magic, getting 20 from Paul George in support. This wasn’t a quality win for the Pacers, who turned the ball over 21 times and shot just 9-of-25 from the field in the fourth quarter, but these days even with these kind of numbers you can beat the Magic.

Memphis Grizzlies 85  Toronto Raptors 98: The Grizzlies look bad and will probably carry on looking this way, so far holding on to their nice cushion in the Western playoff race. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 21 points, Kyle Lowry (who else) helped out with 18.

Philadelphia 76ers 103  Dallas Mavericks 129: There’s nothing like a home game against the 76ers to fill up your stats, with six players scoring in double figures, including 21 for Wesley Matthews and 18 from Dirk Nowitzki. Jahlil Okafor had a game high for the Sixers with 31 points, still two wins away from making it to 10 wins.

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Los Angeles Lakers 115  Chicago Bulls 126: For the Lakers, this was another stop on the Kobe Bryant goodbye tour, getting 22 points from him and Julius Randle, 20 from Jordan Clarkson and 15 from D’Angelo Russell. For the Bulls, this was a second straight win, led by a red hot Derrick Rose (24 points) and a surprising E’Twaun Moore, also with 24, still starting for the injured Jimmy Butler.

Utah Jazz 111  Portland Trail Blazers 115: A huge win for the Blazers in a very important playoff duel, giving them a 1.5 game edge over the Jazz. They’ve now won 14 of their last 17 games, and as usual it was their backcourt who delivered. C.J. McCollum with 31 points, Damian Lillard with 30. Derrick Favors led the Jazz with 22 points, as they slip to ninth in the West once again.

Eastern Conference Standings

1Cleveland Cavaliers4014.74154
2Toronto Raptors3618.6674.054
3Boston Celtics3324.5798.557
4Miami Heat3124.5649.555
5Atlanta Hawks3126.54410.557
6Indiana Pacers3025.54510.555
7Charlotte Hornets2926.52711.555
8Chicago Bulls2926.52711.555
9Detroit Pistons2729.48214.056
10Washington Wizards2529.46315.054
11Orlando Magic2430.44416.054
12New York Knicks2433.42117.557
13Milwaukee Bucks2333.41118.056
14Brooklyn Nets1541.26826.056
15Philadelphia 76ers847.14532.555

Western Conference Standings

1Golden State Warriors495.90754
2San Antonio Spurs479.8393.056
3Oklahoma City Thunder4016.71410.056
4Los Angeles Clippers3619.65513.555
5Memphis Grizzlies3223.58217.555
6Dallas Mavericks3027.52620.557
7Portland Trail Blazers2927.51821.056
8Houston Rockets2828.50022.056
9Utah Jazz2728.49122.555
10Sacramento Kings2331.42626.054
11New Orleans Pelicans2233.40027.555
12Denver Nuggets2234.39328.056
13Minnesota Timberwolves1739.30433.056
14Phoenix Suns1442.25036.056
15Los Angeles Lakers1146.19339.557
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