NBA January 30 Games Scores & Standings

Harrison Barnes

On an eventful Saturday night of NBA basketball, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked great against the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors escaped an embarrassment against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors keep on winning, this time at the expense of the sliding Detroit Pistons.

Golden State Warriors 108  Philadelphia 76ers 105: Almost the upset of the season (And one of the biggest in recent years). Almost. The Sixers bounced back from a 24-point deficit but Harrison Barnes hit a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left on the clock to avoid the 5th loss of the season for Golden State. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 32 points, Stephen Curry scored 24.

Detroit Pistons 107  Toronto Raptors 111: Win number 11 in a row for the Raptors although they did lose a 20-point lead and almost let a comfortable win slip away from them. DeMar DeRozan led them with 29 points, Kyle Lowry followed scoring 18 points (0 assists, 4-of-15 from the field). Brandon Jennings scored 22 points for the Pistons off the bench.

Denver Nuggets 105  Indiana Pacers 109: The Pacers beat the Nuggets in overtime thanks to 32 points from Monta Ellis, in a rare bright moment for him in a rough season for the usually high scoring guard. Paul George finished with 19 points and 7 assists, Jordan Hill had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points.

Brooklyn Nets 103  New Orleans Pelicans 105: A huge night from Brook Lopez, one of the very few things worth keeping track of this season in Brooklyn, wasn’t enough. He scored 33 points, but the Pelicans had a nice combination of Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis score 70 points as the Pelicans win for the fifth time in six games.

Washington Wizards 123  Houston Rockets 122: No defense on both ends, but the Wizards just had a little bit more, especially off the bench. John Wall was two rebounds short of a triple double (19 points, 11 assists) and got help from seven more players in double figures, including 17 from Ramon Sessions. James Harden led the Rockets on a 40-points night.

Sacramento Kings 117  Memphis Grizzlies 121: Jeff Green continues what might be his best stretch as a Grizzlies player, scoring 29 points and averaging 26.7 over the last three games. Marc Gasol helped with 22 points and 5 blocks. The Kings lost for the fourth time in a row, as DeMarcus Cousins did finish with 17 points, but shot just 3-of-17 from the field.

San Antonio Spurs 103  Cleveland Cavaliers 117: Considering the opponent, this is the most impressive win the Cavaliers have had this season and specially since Tyronn Lue got the job. A fourth win in a row, the Cavaliers were led by 29 points from LeBron James and 21 from Tristan Thompson. This was the second most points the Spurs have given up this season, the most being their 120-90 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 34 12 .739 46
2 Toronto Raptors 32 15 .681 2.5 47
3 Chicago Bulls 26 19 .578 7.5 45
4 Atlanta Hawks 27 21 .563 8.0 48
5 Boston Celtics 27 21 .563 8.0 48
6 Miami Heat 26 21 .553 8.5 47
7 Indiana Pacers 25 22 .532 9.5 47
8 Detroit Pistons 25 23 .521 10.0 48
9 New York Knicks 23 26 .469 12.5 49
10 Charlotte Hornets 22 25 .468 12.5 47
11 Washington Wizards 21 24 .467 12.5 45
12 Orlando Magic 20 25 .444 13.5 45
13 Milwaukee Bucks 20 29 .408 15.5 49
14 Brooklyn Nets 12 36 .250 23.0 48
15 Philadelphia 76ers 7 41 .146 28.0 48

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors 43 4 .915 47
2 San Antonio Spurs 39 8 .830 4.0 47
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 36 13 .735 8.0 49
4 Los Angeles Clippers 31 16 .660 12.0 47
5 Memphis Grizzlies 28 20 .583 15.5 48
6 Dallas Mavericks 27 22 .551 17.0 49
7 Houston Rockets 25 25 .500 19.5 50
8 Portland Trail Blazers 22 26 .458 21.5 48
9 Utah Jazz 21 25 .457 21.5 46
10 Sacramento Kings 20 27 .426 23.0 47
11 New Orleans Pelicans 18 28 .391 24.5 46
12 Denver Nuggets 18 30 .375 25.5 48
13 Phoenix Suns 14 34 .292 29.5 48
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 14 34 .292 29.5 48
15 Los Angeles Lakers 9 40 .184 35.0 49
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