NBA March 17 Games Scores & Standings

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The NBA decided to have an unusually busy Thursday night to try and compete with the NCAA Tournament, as a lot of ups & downs in playoff seeding happen all over. The Charlotte Hornets might actually finish in the top 4, the Chicago Bulls hang on to that 8th spot, the Utah Jazz get closer to it out West while the San Antonio Spurs stay close to the NBA champions by remaining perfect at home.

Toronto Raptors 101  Indiana Pacers 94: The Kyle Lowry – DeMar DeRozan machine combined to score 56 points while Paul George shot 7-of-24 from the field for the Pacers, slightly complicating things for them, while the Raptors keep the pressure on the Cavs.

Washington Wizards 99  Philadelphia 76ers 94: The Sixers are still stuck on nine wins, helping out the Wizards who find themselves now just 1.5 games behind the Bulls for 8th place in the East. Six different players scored in double figures for the Wizards, led by Marcus Thornton with 18 points off the bench. Both Marcin Gortat and John Wall added 16.

Charlotte Hornets 109  Miami Heat 106: A big win for the Hornets, who are now tied with the Heat and Celtics and the 4-5-6 seed intersection and are only 0.5 behind the Hawks at third. The Hornets came back from 15 points down, led by Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson who scored 21 points each, while Jeremy Lin came on to clinch the game from the free throw line. Luol Deng scored 22 for Miami, still waiting for Chris Bosh to return at some point.

Denver Nuggets 98  Atlanta Hawks 116: The Hawks win their fourth in a row and 7th in 8 games with eight players in double figures, led by Timmy Hardaway Jr. and his 21 points. It keeps them ahead of the chasing pack for the third spot in the East, currently having an 0.5 game advantage over the Hornets, Celtics and Heat.

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Brooklyn Nets 102  Chicago Bulls 118: A super important win for the Bulls who continue to get a lot from Doug McDermott, leading them with 25 points off the bench, and also 22 from Jimmy Butler in his best game since coming back from his knee injury. It gives them a slight edge over the Pistons, holding on to 8th in the East.

Memphis Grizzlies 86  Milwaukee Bucks 96: The Bucks win for fun, the Grizzlies are sliding fast (lose four in a row, still 5.5 games above 9th in the West), but the game ending with John Henson blocking Matt Barnes, taunting him, getting ejected and then having Barnes chase him down the tunnel is one of the more surreal and fun moments of this NBA season.

Portland Trail Blazers 110  San Antonio Spurs 118: The Blazers continue their defensive struggles away from home, while the Spurs improve to 34-0 at the AT&T center this season. Both LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and Tony Parker had one of his better games this season, finishing with 18 points and 16 assists.

Phoenix Suns 69  Utah Jazz 103: Embarrassing for the Suns while the Jazz move to one game behind the 8th spot in the West. Phoenix shot just 34.1% from the field, the Jazz had 14 steals and 5 blocked shots, led by 17 points from Trey Lyles.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 48 19 .716 67
2 Toronto Raptors 46 21 .687 2.0 67
3 Atlanta Hawks 40 29 .580 9.0 69
4 Boston Celtics 39 29 .574 9.5 68
5 Miami Heat 39 29 .574 9.5 68
6 Charlotte Hornets 39 29 .574 9.5 68
7 Indiana Pacers 36 32 .529 12.5 68
8 Chicago Bulls 34 33 .507 14.0 67
9 Detroit Pistons 34 34 .500 14.5 68
10 Washington Wizards 33 35 .485 15.5 68
11 Milwaukee Bucks 30 39 .435 19.0 69
12 Orlando Magic 29 38 .433 19.0 67
13 New York Knicks 28 41 .406 21.0 69
14 Brooklyn Nets 19 49 .279 29.5 68
15 Philadelphia 76ers 9 59 .132 39.5 68

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors 61 6 .910 67
2 San Antonio Spurs  58 10 .853 3.5 68
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 46 22 .676 15.5 68
4 Los Angeles Clippers 43 24 .642 18.0 67
5 Memphis Grizzlies 39 30 .565 23.0 69
6 Portland Trail Blazers 35 34 .507 27.0 69
7 Houston Rockets 34 34 .500 27.5 68
8 Dallas Mavericks 34 34 .500 27.5 68
9 Utah Jazz 33 35 .485 28.5 68
10 Denver Nuggets 28 41 .406 34.0 69
11 Sacramento Kings 26 41 .388 35.0 67
12 New Orleans Pelicans 25 42 .373 36.0 67
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 22 46 .324 39.5 68
14 Phoenix Suns 18 50 .265 43.5 68
15 Los Angeles Lakers 14 54 .206 47.5 68
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