NBA Scores & Standings

Kevin Durant

Another Night of NBA action featured Dirk Nowitzki showing off his crunch time skills, the Oklahoma City Thunder making it through overtime in New York, the Miami Heat winning on the road again and the Orlando Magic falling into a bottomless pit.

Los Angeles Clippers 91  Indiana Pacers 89: While Blake Griffin took up most of the headlines for breaking his hand due to hitting equipment manager Matias Testi in the face, the Clippers ignored the distractions and pulled away for a tough win in Indianapolis with 26 points from Chris Paul and 19 by J.J. Redick, while the 31 from Paul George weren’t enough. One absolute game from this game was Lance Stephenson talking to Paul George and George Hill before the game, as if he’s trying to explain what happened in the Griffin fight.

Phoenix Suns 103  Philadelphia 76ers 113: The Sixers move one step closer towards not setting any new records with their 7th win of the season. Six players scored in double figures, including Ish Smith with 20 points and Robert Covington helping out with 19, while Jahlil Okafor didn’t play. Archie Goodwin was hot, but not enough, for the Suns, scoring 26 points.

Miami Heat 102  Brooklyn Nets 98: The Heat seem to be quite comfortable away from home with another road win, getting 27 points from Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade each, which means 55 points over the last two games for Wade. Just like in the win over the Bulls, it was all about the two of them, combining to score the team’s last 12 points.

Oklahoma City Thunder 128  New York Knicks 122: In the fun game of the night, the Thunder outlast the Knicks in overtime behind 44 points from Kevin Durant, who also got plenty of help from Russell Westbrook, finishing with 30 points and 10 assists. For the Knicks, their leading scorers came from the bench; Langston Galloway with 21 points and Derrick Williams adding 21.

Washington Wizards 89  Toronto Raptors 106: The Raptors complete a season sweep against the Wizards behind 29 points from Kyle Lowry, getting help from his backcourt partner DeMar DeRozan who scored 17 points. John Wall finished with 18 points and 14 assists for the losers, picking up a fourth loss in the last five games.

Orlando Magic 100  Milwaukee Bucks 107: The Magic lose for the seventh time in a row, falling to 20-24, while the Bucks get Jason Kidd back on the sidelines. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each scored 25 points while Greg Monroe helped out with 21 more. Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 18 points.

Sacramento Kings 97  Portland Trail Blazers 112: An easy win for the Blazers against what looked like an exhausted Kings team, not getting enough time to recover from their two-overtime loss against the Hornets. C.J. McCollum scored 18 points in a relatively spread out scoring effort from the Blazers, while DeMarcus Cousins, coming off his 56-point performance, finished with 17 points.

Dallas Mavericks 92  Los Angeles Lakers 90: Dirk Nowitzki added another game-winning shot to his collection, hitting one over Julius Randle with 2.1 seconds left in the game. J.J. Barea led the Mavs with 18 points off the bench and Chandler Parsons scored 17. Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 18 points, playing without Kobe Bryant. Bryant provided the funniest moment of the game, by making one of the players on the bench get up because there wasn’t a seat open.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 31 12 .721 43
2 Toronto Raptors 30 15 .667 2.0 45
3 Atlanta Hawks 27 19 .587 5.5 46
4 Chicago Bulls 25 19 .568 6.5 44
5 Boston Celtics 25 21 .543 7.5 46
6 Miami Heat 25 21 .543 7.5 46
7 Detroit Pistons 24 21 .533 8.0 45
8 Indiana Pacers 23 22 .511 9.0 45
9 Charlotte Hornets 22 23 .489 10.0 45
10 New York Knicks 22 25 .468 11.0 47
11 Washington Wizards 20 23 .465 11.0 43
12 Orlando Magic 20 24 .455 11.5 44
13 Milwaukee Bucks 20 27 .426 13.0 47
14 Brooklyn Nets 12 34 .261 20.5 46
15 Philadelphia 76ers 7 39 .152 25.5 46

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors 41 4 .911 45
2 San Antonio Spurs 38 7 .844 3.0 45
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 34 13 .723 8.0 47
4 Los Angeles Clippers 29 16 .644 12.0 45
5 Memphis Grizzlies 26 20 .565 15.5 46
6 Dallas Mavericks 26 21 .553 16.0 47
7 Houston Rockets 25 22 .532 17.0 47
8 Portland Trail Blazers 21 26 .447 21.0 47
9 Sacramento Kings 20 25 .444 21.0 45
10 Utah Jazz 19 25 .432 21.5 44
11 Denver Nuggets 17 28 .378 24.0 45
12 New Orleans Pelicans 16 28 .364 24.5 44
13 Phoenix Suns 14 32 .304 27.5 46
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 14 32 .304 27.5 46
15 Los Angeles Lakers 9 38 .191 33.0 47

Highlight of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki with the game winner over the Lakers

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