NBA Standings & Scores

Stephen Curry, Draymond Green

In a busy Sunday of NBA basketball, the Golden State Warriors won for the 72nd time this season, the Indiana Pacers clinched the final playoff spot in the East leaving the Chicago Bulls out, the Utah Jazz moved towards securing a spot of their own, which means the Houston Rockets need a miracle to save them.

Charlotte Hornets 98  Washington Wizards 113: Not missing anyone with injury, the Hornets didn’t look like a team hungry to finish third of fourth in the East, losing to a Wizards group that has nothing to play for. Marcin Gortat dominated the paint with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Los Angeles Lakers 110  Houston Rockets 130: Kobe Bryant scored 35 points, James Harden had 40. Bottom line? The Lakers are a mess, the Rockets are probably going to miss the playoffs.

Dallas Mavericks 91  Los Angeles Clippers 98: A loss the Mavs didn’t really need, keeping them in danger of losing one of the two remaining playoff spots open in the West. J.J. Redick couldn’t miss, finishing with 20 points while Jamal Crawford looked great off the bench with 22 points.

Milwaukee Bucks 109  Philadelphia 76ers 108: Khris Middleton scored 36 points, John Henson added 18 off the bench and Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with a 14 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks stat line. The game represented two sides to tanking. Both teams aren’t making the playoffs, but the future looks bright for one and completely obscure for the other.

Gordon Hayward

Utah Jazz 100  Denver Nuggets 84: The Jazz step closer to a first playoff berth since 2012, one game ahead of the Houston Rockets. Derrick Favors didn’t play, by Trey Lyles helped out Gordon Hayward as they split 44 points while Rudy Gobert had 16 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Brooklyn Nets 105  Indiana Pacers 129: The Pacers take care of business and make sure they’re back in the playoffs after missing it to the Nets last season. Myles Turner scored 28 points off the bench while the Bulls find out they’re missing the postseason for the first time since 2008.

Orlando Magic 96  Miami Heat 118: The Heat make themselves level with the Boston Celtics, still trying to finish fourth or third in the East. Luol Deng led five players in double figures with 20 points.

Golden State Warriors 92  San Antonio Spurs 86: Stephen Curry scored 37 points, not letting anything stand in the way of matching the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls win record. Now all that’s left is beating Memphis at home, while the Spurs lick their wounds, and try to figure out how they’re stopping this menace in the playoffs.

Toronto Raptors 93  New York Knicks 89: DeMar DeRozan wouldn’t be denied with 27 points in a tough win at the Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 21 points, playing without Kristaps Porzingis.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 x – Cleveland Cavaliers 56 24 .700 80
2 x – Toronto Raptors 54 26 .675 2.0 80
3 x – Atlanta Hawks 48 32 .600 8.0 80
4 x – Boston Celtics 47 33 .588 9.0 80
5 x – Miami Heat 47 33 .588 9.0 80
6 x – Charlotte Hornets 46 34 .575 10.0 80
7 x – Indiana Pacers 43 37 .538 13.0 80
8 x – Detroit Pistons 43 37 .538 13.0 80
9 o – Chicago Bulls 40 40 .500 16.0 80
10 o – Washington Wizards 39 41 .488 17.0 80
11 o – Orlando Magic 34 46 .425 22.0 80
12 o – Milwaukee Bucks 33 47 .413 23.0 80
13 o – New York Knicks 32 49 .395 24.5 81
14 o – Brooklyn Nets 21 59 .263 35.0 80
15 o – Philadelphia 76ers 10 70 .125 46.0 80

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 x – Golden State Warriors 72 9 .889 81
2 x – San Antonio Spurs 65 15 .813 6.5 80
3 x– Oklahoma City Thunder 54 26 .675 17.5 80
4 x – Los Angeles Clippers 52 28 .650 19.5 80
5 x – Portland Trail Blazers 43 38 .531 29.0 81
6 x – Memphis Grizzlies 42 38 .525 29.5 80
7 Dallas Mavericks 41 39 .513 30.5 80
8 Utah Jazz 40 40 .500 31.5 80
9 Houston Rockets 39 41 .488 32.5 80
10 o – Denver Nuggets 33 48 .407 39.0 81
11 o – Sacramento Kings 32 48 .400 39.5 80
12 o – New Orleans Pelicans 30 50 .375 41.5 80
13 o – Minnesota Timberwolves 28 52 .350 43.5 80
14 o – Phoenix Suns 22 58 .275 49.5 80
15 o – Los Angeles Lakers 16 64 .200 55.5 80
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