NBA Scores & Standings

Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague

In a night of clinching playoff spots and up/down movements, the Cleveland Cavaliers got home court advantage in the East for good, the Dallas Mavericks secured their postseason berth while the Houston Rockets replaced the Utah Jazz at least for a day or two and the Charlotte Hornets beating the Boston Celtics keeps things interesting in the 3-4-5-6 seed race.

Atlanta Hawks 94  Cleveland Cavaliers 109: The Cavs clinch the top spot in the East while things open up in terms of the third and fourth seeds. Kyrie Irving finally played well, scoring 35 points. LeBron James had another terrific games like recently, finishing with 34 points on 13-of-16 from the field with 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Milwaukee Bucks 98  Orlando Magic 107: Two underachieving, young teams, facing each other in some entertaining garbage time. Six Magic players scored in double figures, including 22 from Ersan Ilyasova while Elfrid Payton had 11 points and 11 assists. Greg Monroe scored 23 points for the Bucks.

Charlotte Hornets 114  Boston Celtics 100: The Hornets stun the Celtics with a 39-13 second quarter, led by Jeremy Lin scoring 25 points, including 21 in the first half. The Celtics shot just 38.2% from the field.

Washington Wizards 120  Brooklyn Nets 111: The Wizards reach 40 wins in another garbage time win. Ramon Sessions scored 21 points and added 12 assists, helped by Marcus Thornton with 19 points.

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Houston Rockets 129  Minnesota Timberwolves 105: The Rockets pull one out of the hat and find themselves in 8th once more, thanks to 34 points from James Harden and 21 from Trevor Ariza.

Chicago Bulls 121  New Orleans Pelicans 116: Jimmy Butler scored 23 points and added 11 assists while Nikola Mirotic finished with 20. Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose didn’t play in a game and win that came a bit too late for the Bulls.

Los Angeles Lakers 79  Oklahoma City Thunder 112: The Thunder didn’t give Bryant a comfortable farewell, with one more home game remaining for him. Kevin Durant scored 34 points while Russell Westbrook picked up his 18h triple double of the season, getting it in the first half already.

Dallas Mavericks 101  Utah Jazz 92: A huge disappointment for the Jazz, falling out of the playoff picture with one game remaining, while the Mavs clinch their spot. Deron Williams stepped up to score 23 points, helped by 22 and 11 rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki while Wesley Matthews finished with 20. Gordon Hayward scored 26 for Utah.

Sacramento Kings 105  Phoenix Suns 101: Seth Curry continues his strong finish to the season with 20 points, helped out by Kostas Koufos with 19. Devin Booker led the Suns scoring 22.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 x– Cleveland Cavaliers 57 24 .704 81
2 x – Toronto Raptors 54 26 .675 2.5 80
3 x – Atlanta Hawks 48 33 .593 9.0 81
4 x – Miami Heat 47 33 .588 9.5 80
5 x – Boston Celtics 47 34 .580 10.0 81
6 x – Charlotte Hornets 47 34 .580 10.0 81
7 x – Indiana Pacers 43 37 .538 13.5 80
8 x – Detroit Pistons 43 37 .538 13.5 80
9 o – Chicago Bulls 41 40 .506 16.0 81
10 o – Washington Wizards 40 41 .494 17.0 81
11 o – Orlando Magic 35 46 .432 22.0 81
12 o – Milwaukee Bucks 33 48 .407 24.0 81
13 o – New York Knicks 32 49 .395 25.0 81
14 o – Brooklyn Nets 21 60 .259 36.0 81
15 o – Philadelphia 76ers 10 70 .125 46.5 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 55 26 .679 17.0 81
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 x – Dallas Mavericks 42 39 .519 30.0 81
8 Houston Rockets 40 41 .494 32.0 81
9 Utah Jazz 40 41 .494 32.0 81
10 o – Sacramento Kings 33 48 .407 39.0 81
11 o – Denver Nuggets 33 48 .407 39.0 81
12 o – New Orleans Pelicans 30 51 .370 42.0 81
13 o – Minnesota Timberwolves 28 53 .346 44.0 81
14 o – Phoenix Suns 22 59 .272 50.0 81
15 o – Los Angeles Lakers 16 65 .198 56.0 81
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