NBA Scores & Standings

Kevin Love

In a not so busy night of NBA action, the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their win streak to nine games following a win over the Miami Heat; the Washington Wizards needed some late heroics from Otto Porter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves; and the Chicago Bulls lost again, this time to the Phoenix Suns.

Miami Heat 97  Cleveland Cavaliers 108: The Cavaliers won their 9th game in a row despite LeBron James getting thrown out for the first time in his career. Kevin Love couldn’t stop scoring, finishing with 38 points and 9 rebounds while hitting four 3-pointers. James had 21 points in 28 minutes to go along with 12 boards, 6 assists and 5 steals. Dwyane Wade scored 17 against his former team.

Phoenix Suns 104  Chicago Bulls 99: A solid offensive performance from Justin Holiday and Kris Dunn, combining for 49 points, wasn’t enough against the Suns, maybe due to Lauri Markkanen’s continuous struggle. Devin Booker scored 33 points, T.J. Warren had 25.

Washington Wizards 92  Minnesota Timberwolves 89: No John Wall didn’t stop the Wizards from picking up a big win, thanks to Otto Porter scoring 22 points, including the game winning shot with 25 seconds left. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 to lead the Timberwolves, who got nothing from their bench.

Denver Nuggets 77  Utah Jazz 106: The Nuggets didn’t show up to the second half, held to just 28 points in the third and the fourth quarters. Derrick Favors led the Jazz with 24 points while Donovan Mitchell carried on with his terrific season, scoring 16.

Milwaukee Bucks 112  Sacramento Kings 87: The Giannis Antetokounmpo Greek Freak show came to California’s capital. He knocked down 32 points to go with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals to make the box score look nice. Khris Middleton added 21 points.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Boston Celtics  18 4 .818 22
2 Detroit Pistons  13 6 .684 3.5 19
3 Cleveland Cavaliers 14 7 .667 3.5 21
4 Toronto Raptors 12 7 .632 4.5 19
5 Philadelphia 76ers 11 8 .579 5.5 19
6 Indiana Pacers 12 9 .571 5.5 21
7 Washington Wizards  11 9 .550 6.0 20
8 Milwaukee Bucks 10 9 .526 6.5 19
 
9 Miami Heat 10 10 .500 7.0 20
10 New York Knicks 10 10 .500 7.0 20
11 Charlotte Hornets 8 11 .421 8.5 19
12 Orlando Magic 8 13 .381 9.5 21
13 Brooklyn Nets 7 13 .350 10.0 20
14 Atlanta Hawks 4 16 .200 13.0 20
15 Chicago Bulls 3 16 .158 13.5 19

Western Conference Standings

# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Houston Rockets  16 4 .800 20
2 Golden State Warriors  15 6 .714 1.5 21
3 San Antonio Spurs 13 7 .650 3.0 20
4 Portland Trail Blazers  13 8 .619 3.5 21
5 Minnesota Timberwolves 12 9 .571 4.5 21
6 Denver Nuggets 11 9 .550 5.0 20
7 New Orleans Pelicans 11 9 .550 5.0 20
8 Utah Jazz 10 11 .476 6.5 21
 
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 8 11 .421 7.5 19
10 Los Angeles Clippers 8 11 .421 7.5 19
11 Los Angeles Lakers 8 12 .400 8.0 20
12 Memphis Grizzlies 7 12 .368 8.5 19
13 Phoenix Suns 8 14 .364 9.0 22
14 Sacramento Kings 6 15 .286 10.5 21
15 Dallas Mavericks 5 16 .238 11.5 21
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