NBA Scores & Standings

Cavaliers beat Bulls

The impressive Chicago Bulls winning streak came to an end against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the New York Knicks had another impressive home game, this time against the Boston Celtics. Out West, the Jazz handled the Spurs and the Suns sent the Grizzlies into bigger problems.

Chicago Bulls 112  Cleveland Cavaliers 115: For the third time this season, the Cavs beat the Bulls, only this time they stopped the hottest team in the NBA. LeBron James scored 34 points, Kevin Love helped out with 27 and their bench unit delivered three players in double figures. Lauri Markkanen scored 25 to lead the Bulls, who struggled dearly when David Nwaba was playing

Toronto Raptors 114  Philadelphia 76ers 109: DeMar DeRozan had a career-high 45 points to lead the Raptors against a Sixers team that’s slipping with Joel Embiid. Kyle Lowry helped out with 23 points, although he did turn the ball over 7 times. Ben Simmons led the Sixers with 20 points.

Boston Celtics 93  New York Knicks 102: Despite 32 points from Kyrie Irving, the Celtics didn’t look good against a Knicks team that’s very difficult to beat at home. Michael Beasley backed up his talk with 32 points off the bench, shooting 65% from the field and grabbing 11 rebounds. The Knicks shot 57.1% from beyond the arc.

Memphis Grizzlies 95  Phoenix Suns 97: The Grizzlies continue to fade away from relevance, shooting just 19.2% from beyond the arc against the talented Suns. T.J. Warren led Phoenix with 27 points. Josh Jackson scored 13.

San Antonio Spurs 89  Utah Jazz 100: The Spurs have been struggling of late, and Salt Lake City is never a good place to visit when things aren’t running smoothly. Despite playing without some of their key players, the Jazz looked good on both ends of the floor, led by Rodney Hood with 29 points, while Ricky Rubio helped out with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Bryn Forbes was the top scorer for the Spurs with 12.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Boston Celtics  26 9 .743 35
2 Cleveland Cavaliers 24 9 .727 1.0 33
3 Toronto Raptors  22 8 .733 1.5 30
4 Indiana Pacers 18 14 .563 6.5 32
5 Milwaukee Bucks 16 13 .552 7.0 29
6 Washington Wizards  17 14 .548 7.0 31
7 Detroit Pistons 17 14 .548 7.0 31
8 New York Knicks 17 14 .548 7.0 31
 
9 Miami Heat 16 15 .516 8.0 31
10 Philadelphia 76ers 14 17 .452 10.0 31
11 Brooklyn Nets 11 19 .367 12.5 30
12 Charlotte Hornets 11 20 .355 13.0 31
13 Orlando Magic 11 21 .344 13.5 32
14 Chicago Bulls 10 21 .323 14.0 31
15 Atlanta Hawks 7 24 .226 17.0 31

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Houston Rockets  25 5 .833 30
2 Golden State Warriors  25 6 .806 0.5 31
3 San Antonio Spurs 22 11 .667 4.5 33
4 Minnesota Timberwolves  19 13 .594 7.0 32
5 Portland Trail Blazers 16 15 .516 9.5 31
6 Oklahoma City Thunder 16 15 .516 9.5 31
7 Denver Nuggets 16 15 .516 9.5 31
8 New Orleans Pelicans 15 16 .484 10.5 31
 
9 Utah Jazz 15 18 .455 11.5 33
10 Los Angeles Clippers 12 18 .400 13.0 30
11 Los Angeles Lakers 11 18 .379 13.5 29
12 Sacramento Kings 11 20 .355 14.5 31
13 Phoenix Suns 12 22 .353 15.0 34
14 Memphis Grizzlies 9 23 .281 17.0 32
15 Dallas Mavericks 9 23 .281 17.0 32
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