NBA Scores & Standings

The Golden State Warriors keep on winning, this time overcoming a bad first half to beat the Brooklyn Nets. The Los Angeles Clippers impressed without anyone standing out in particular, playing excellent defense in a narrow home win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Boston Celtics 109  Indiana Pacers 102: The Celtics grabbed the lead in the first half and never let go, finishing strong for a fourth consecutive win. Isaiah Thomas kept missing 3-pointers but was hitting everything else, to finish with 28 points and 9 assists. The Celtics didn’t shoot very well, but forced 19 turnovers and overall did a very good job on defense, making it difficult for everyone but Jeff Teague, scoring 31 points.

Golden State Warriors 117  Brooklyn Nets 101: The Warriors win their sixth in a row as they improve to 26-4 this season. The Nets actually led at halftime, but the Warriors erupted for a 68-36 second half to walk away with the comfortable win. Kevin Durant led the team with 26 points, Klay Thompson scored 23, making up for Stephen Curry shooting 3-for-13 from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 28 points.

Orlando Magic 95  New York Knicks 106: Things are moving along nicely for the Knicks, improving to three games above .500, winning two in a row. Derrick Rose led the Knicks with 19 points, while Carmelo Anthony finished with 15 and Willy Hernangomez helped out off the bench with 15 too. The Magic shot just 18.5% from beyond the arc, as they continue to sit way behind the playoff-positioned teams.

Los Angeles Lakers 107  Miami Heat 115: The Heat might be trying to send Goran Dragic away, but he’s doing a good job for now with 21 points and 7 assists. Both Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Lakers lost their third in a row, and dropped to one win in their last 10 games. Lou Williams led the Lakers with 27 points off the bench.

DeAndre Jordan dunking on Pau Gasol

San Antonio Spurs 101  Los Angeles Clippers 106: A big, meaningful win for the Clippers, thanks to their defense and contributions off the bench, making up for Blake Griffin not playing. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points to lead the Spurs, but LaMarcus Aldridge finished with just 10. Chris Paul had 19 points for the Clippers, holding the Spurs to just 40.2% from the field.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers  21 6 .778 27
2 Toronto Raptors  20 8 .714 1.5 28
3 Boston Celtics 17 12 .586 5.0 29
4 Charlotte Hornets  16 13 .552 6.0 29
5 New York Knicks 16 13 .552 6.0 29
6 Chicago Bulls 14 14 .500 7.5 28
7 Indiana Pacers 15 16 .484 8.0 31
8 Atlanta Hawks 14 15 .483 8.0 29
 
9 Milwaukee Bucks 13 14 .481 8.0 27
10 Washington Wizards 13 15 .464 8.5 28
11 Detroit Pistons 14 17 .452 9.0 31
12 Orlando Magic 13 18 .419 10.0 31
13 Miami Heat 10 20 .333 12.5 30
14 Philadelphia 76ers 7 21 .250 14.5 28
15 Brooklyn Nets 7 21 .250 14.5 28

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors  26 4 .867 30
2 San Antonio Spurs  23 6 .793 2.5 29
3 Los Angeles Clippers 22 8 .733 4.0 30
4 Houston Rockets 22 8 .733 4.0 30
5 Memphis Grizzlies 19 12 .613 7.5 31
6 Utah Jazz  18 12 .600 8.0 30
7 Oklahoma City Thunder 17 12 .586 8.5 29
8 Portland Trail Blazers 13 18 .419 13.5 31
 
9 Sacramento Kings 12 17 .414 13.5 29
10 Denver Nuggets 12 17 .414 13.5 29
11 Los Angeles Lakers 11 21 .344 16.0 32
12 New Orleans Pelicans 10 21 .323 16.5 31
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 9 19 .321 16.0 28
14 Dallas Mavericks 8 21 .276 17.5 29
15 Phoenix Suns 8 21 .276 17.5 29
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