NBA Scores & Standings

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers keep on winning, this time in overtime against the Indiana Pacers. Other interesting results from around the NBA? The San Antonio Spurs with another win at home over the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls losing again, this time at the Utah Jazz after overtime, the Denver Nuggets stopping the Toronto Raptors win streak and the Atlanta Hawks looking the best they have all season by beating up the Dallas Mavericks.

Cleveland Cavaliers 111  Indiana Pacers 106: The Cavaliers needed overtime and relied solely on their starting lineup (101 of the 111 points) but they’ve won five in a row, scoring 111 points or more in each victory. Kyrie Irving finished with 25 points and 7 assists, LeBron James added 24 points with 12 rebounds and 6 assists, holding Paul George and Monta Ellis to a combined 8-of-33 from the field, although it didn’t make the game easier.

Detroit Pistons 105  Brooklyn Nets 100: The Pistons stop their losing with a rough win in Brooklyn, led by a 21-18 night from Andre Drummond, getting plenty of help from Ersan Ilyasova back in the lineup, scoring 16 points, while Reggie Jackson added 19. For the Nets, it was once again Brook Lopez (27 points) and not much else, as he got Andrea Bargnani to help him off the bench with 18 points.

Dallas Mavericks 97  Atlanta Hawks 112: The trade rumors seemed to light up something in Jeff Teague, producing 32 points and 8 assists in his best game this season, backed by 16 points from Kyle Korver, hitting four three pointers in a rough season for him. Dirk Nowitzki came back but did most of his scoring from the line, while Chandler Parsons led the Mavericks with 19 points.

Memphis Grizzlies 110  New Orleans Pelicans 95: Another impressive scoring performance from Jeff Green (24 points), scoring 21 points or more in each of the last four games. Zach Randolph finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds while Mike Conley added 17. Anthony Davis and Norris Cole each had 23 points for the Pelicans.

Washington Wizards 98  Oklahoma City Thunder 114: Kevin Durant led the scoring with 28 points, Russell Westbrook had his 7th triple double of the season with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Bradley Beal coming off the bench led the Wizards with 18 points.

Orlando Magic 92  San Antonio Spurs 107: The Spurs remain undefeated at home and Magic are back to their losing ways (nine of their last 10). LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 28 points and Patty Mills scored 22, as the Spurs are still playing without Tim Duncan.

Toronto Raptors 93  Denver Nuggets 112: The winning streak is over for the Raptors, falling hard in Denver, unable to slow down Nikola Jokic with 27 points or Will Barton who added 20 off the bench. The Raptors shot just 37.2% from the field, as Kyle Lowry was held to just 10 points and 3-of-12 shooting.

Chicago Bulls 96  Utah Jazz 105: The Bulls keep on losing, winning just four of their last 13 games, unable to do anything offensively in overtime. Gordon Hayward scored 27 points to lead the Jazz and got help from Rodney Hood who finished with 19. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 26 points while Derrick Rose, scoring 14, shot just 6-of-21 from the field.

Milwaukee Bucks 104  Sacramento Kings 111: The Bucks are helping everyone as their season seems to be falling apart, despite both DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore not playing. Rudy Gay scored 32 points amid the trade rumors surrounding him and Rajon Rondo picked up the offensive slack with 17 points and 7 assists. Greg Monroe scored 24 points for the Bucks, who have lost five of their last six games.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 35 12 .745 47
2 Toronto Raptors 32 16 .667 3.5 48
3 Miami Heat 27 21 .563 8.5 48
4 Atlanta Hawks 28 22 .560 8.5 50
5 Chicago Bulls 26 21 .553 9.0 47
6 Boston Celtics 27 22 .551 9.0 49
7 Detroit Pistons 26 23 .531 10.0 49
8 Indiana Pacers 25 23 .521 10.5 48
9 Charlotte Hornets 23 25 .479 12.5 48
10 New York Knicks 23 27 .460 13.5 50
11 Washington Wizards 21 25 .457 13.5 46
12 Orlando Magic 21 26 .447 14.0 47
13 Milwaukee Bucks 20 30 .400 16.5 50
14 Brooklyn Nets 12 37 .245 24.0 49
15 Philadelphia 76ers 7 41 .146 28.5 48

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors 44 4 .917 48
2 San Antonio Spurs 40 8 .833 4.0 48
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 13 .740 8.0 50
4 Los Angeles Clippers 32 16 .667 12.0 48
5 Memphis Grizzlies 29 20 .592 15.5 49
6 Dallas Mavericks 28 23 .549 17.5 51
7 Houston Rockets 25 25 .500 20.0 50
8 Portland Trail Blazers 23 26 .469 21.5 49
9 Utah Jazz 22 25 .468 21.5 47
10 Sacramento Kings 21 27 .438 23.0 48
11 Denver Nuggets 19 30 .388 25.5 49
12 New Orleans Pelicans 18 29 .383 25.5 47
13 Phoenix Suns 14 35 .286 30.5 49
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 14 35 .286 30.5 49
15 Los Angeles Lakers 9 41 .180 36.0 50
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