NBA Scores & Standings

Posted on 22 Jan, 2016, by in NBA

LeBron James

The most impressive teams on a short Thursday night of NBA basketball were the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by a generous LeBron James against the Los Angeles Clippers, and the San Antonio Spurs in an easy, as expected, win over the sad looking Phoenix Suns.

Los Angeles Clippers 102  Cleveland Cavaliers 115: Another strong performance from the Cavaliers, who improve to 16-2 at home and 2-for-2 since the Warriors humiliation. A strong second and third quarters made the game easy, led by 22 points from LeBron James who also finished with 12 assists, aided by J.R. Smith, also scoring 22 points. Chris Paul finished with 30 for the Clippers, who have almost forgot what it’s like to lose.

Detroit Pistons 99  New Orleans Pelicans 115: Missing Eric Gordon doesn’t bother the Pelicans, winning convincingly at home against a tired Pistons team. Anthony Davis has another big night, scoring 32 points with 7 rebounds, getting plenty of help from Tyreke Evans who scored 22. Andre Drummond put up another impressive stat line with 19 points and 22 rebounds, this time not having to break the wrong kind of records from the free throw line.

Memphis Grizzlies 102  Denver Nuggets 101: A big three points from Marc Gasol with 12.2 seconds in the game put the Grizzlies in front for good in a tough contest against the stubborn Blazers. Gasol led Memphis with 27, followed by Mike Conley with 20 points. Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari scored 17 points each for the Nuggets.

Atlanta Hawks 88  Sacramento Kings 91: The combination of DeMarcus Cousins (24 points) and Willie Cauley-Stein is working quite well in the Kings frontcourt, now only four games below .500, beating the Hawks with some excellent defense and enough support around their big man, including 14 points for Ben McLemore and 13 for Omri Casspi.

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San Antonio Spurs 117  Phoenix Suns 89: The Spurs take advantage of the Suns’ sad state which allowed them plenty of garbage time basketball. Kawhi Leonard led the way scoring 21 points, followed by Boban Marjanovic, scoring 17 to go with 13 rebounds in 22 minutes.

Eastern Conference Standings

1Cleveland Cavaliers *3011.73241
2Toronto Raptors *2715.6433.542
3Atlanta Hawks *2617.6055.043
4Chicago Bulls2417.5856.041
5Indiana Pacers2319.5487.542
6Detroit Pistons2320.5358.043
7Miami Heat2320.5358.043
8Boston Celtics2221.5129.043
9New York Knicks2222.5009.544
10Washington Wizards2021.48810.041
11Orlando Magic2021.48810.041
12Charlotte Hornets1923.45211.542
13Milwaukee Bucks1925.43212.544
14Brooklyn Nets1132.25620.043
15Philadelphia 76ers638.13625.544

Western Conference Standings

1Golden State Warriors *394.90743
2San Antonio Spurs *366.8572.542
3Oklahoma City Thunder *3212.7277.544
4Los Angeles Clippers2715.64311.542
5Dallas Mavericks2519.56814.544
6Memphis Grizzlies2419.55815.043
7Houston Rockets2222.50017.544
8Sacramento Kings1823.43920.041
9Utah Jazz1824.42920.542
10Portland Trail Blazers1926.42221.045
11Denver Nuggets1626.38122.542
12New Orleans Pelicans1527.35723.542
13Phoenix Suns1330.30226.043
14Minnesota Timberwolves1331.29526.544
15Los Angeles Lakers935.20530.544

Highlight of the Night: Rajon Rondo Guessing the Hawks Final Play and Yelling at Cousins to go Stand in the Corner

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