NBA Scores & Standings

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

Not too many games on a Tuesday NBA night but a lot of happenings. The Golden State Warriors keep marching towards an NBA record, the Chicago Bulls finally win and complicate things for the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons stop the Oklahoma City Thunder while the Cleveland Cavaliers play without LeBron James and lose at home to the Houston Rockets.

Chicago Bulls 98  Indiana Pacers 96: What did the Bulls do, besides finally win a game? Make things complicated for the Indiana Pacers. The Bulls are still two games out of 8th, but the Pacers now are there, instead of the rising Pistons. Jimmy Butler hit the game-winning jumper with 3.7 seconds left, while Nikola Mirotic led the Bulls with 28 points.

Brooklyn Nets 105  Orlando Magic 139: A stat padding opportunity for a lot of players, with Andrew Nicholson scoring 24 points and Aaron Gordon adding 20, along with a number of dunks that would have worked well in the All-Star dunk contest.

Charlotte Hornets 100  Philadelphia 76ers 85: The Hornets remain 0.5 games behind 4th in the East thanks to an easy win in Philly, with Nicolas Batum grabbing a triple double of 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Cody Zeller had 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder 82  Detroit Pistons 88: Kevin Durant didn’t play, Russell Westbrook was terrible and Reggie Jackson pissed everyone off with his celebrating, although it was Marcus Morris with 24 points who stood out for the Pistons, moving to 7th in the East, now 2.5 games clear of missing the playoffs.

James Harden, Patrick Beverley

Houston Rockets 106  Cleveland Cavaliers 100: LeBron James didn’t play but seemed like he was busy coaching players. Whatever he was doing, it didn’t help as they remain 2.5 games ahead of the Raptors. The Rockets are in 8th, 0.5 games above the Mavericks, thanks to 27 points and 8 assists from James Harden while Michael Beasley helped out with 17 off the bench. Kyrie Irving scored 31 for the Cavaliers.

Washington Wizards 94  Golden State Warriors 102: Business as usual in Oakland with the Warriors picking up win number 67. Stephen Curry scored 26 points to go with 7 assists and 5 steals, Klay Thompson had 16 points and Draymond Green helped out with 15, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Cleveland Cavaliers 52 22 .703 74
2 Toronto Raptors  49 24 .671 2.5 73
3 Atlanta Hawks  45 30 .600 7.5 75
4 Miami Heat 43 30 .589 8.5 73
5 Boston Celtics 43 31 .581 9.0 74
6 Charlotte Hornets 43 31 .581 9.0 74
7 Detroit Pistons 40 35 .533 12.5 75
8 Indiana Pacers 39 35 .527 13.0 74
9 Chicago Bulls 37 37 .500 15.0 74
10 Washington Wizards 36 38 .486 16.0 74
11 Orlando Magic 31 43 .419 21.0 74
12 Milwaukee Bucks 30 44 .405 22.0 74
13 New York Knicks 30 45 .400 22.5 75
14 Brooklyn Nets 21 53 .284 31.0 74
15 Philadelphia 76ers 9 66 .120 43.5 75

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors  67 7 .905 74
2 San Antonio Spurs  62 12 .838 5.0 74
3 Oklahoma City Thunder  52 23 .693 15.5 75
4 Los Angeles Clippers 46 27 .630 20.5 73
5 Memphis Grizzlies 41 33 .554 26.0 74
6 Portland Trail Blazers 39 36 .520 28.5 75
7 Utah Jazz 37 37 .500 30.0 74
8 Houston Rockets 37 38 .493 30.5 75
9 Dallas Mavericks 36 38 .486 31.0 74
10 Denver Nuggets 31 44 .413 36.5 75
11 Sacramento Kings 29 45 .392 38.0 74
12 New Orleans Pelicans 27 46 .370 39.5 73
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 25 49 .338 42.0 74
14 Phoenix Suns 20 54 .270 47.0 74
15 Los Angeles Lakers 15 59 .203 52.0 74
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