Warriors 100 (71-9), Grizzlies 99 (42-38)
The Grizzlies may have given Golden State a run for their money, but the Warriors are still in pursuit of their record 73rd victory. Facing a 10-point deficit halfway through the fourth quarter, Golden State staged a late run to hand Memphis a devastating one-point defeat. While Memphis had their chances to knot the game up, a late no-call on Draymond Green would prove to be a defining moment in Saturday’s contest. What do you think- did Green get away with excessive contact on Vince Carter?
Celtics 107 (47-33), Hawks 118 (48-32)
A huge night from Paul Millsap helped Atlanta claim sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference. Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore combined for 45 points, while Dennis Schroder added 15 off the bench. Teague put the game away for good with this late steal:
Cavaliers 102 (56-24), Bulls 105 (40-40)
LeBron James dropped 33 points with seven boards on Chicago, but the Bulls would ultimately prevail to keep their playoff hopes alive for another day. Jimmy Butler scored 21, and Chicago received 16 points from an unlikely source; 23-year-old Cristiano Felicio, who entered the contest averaging just 2.4 points per game.
Suns 121 (22-58), Pelicans 100 (30-50)
Mirza Teletovic and Archie Goodwin, two mainstays of Phoenix’s rotation this season, combined for 46 points in a lopsided win for the Suns. While Toney Douglas led NOLA’s offense with 23 points, recent 10-day contract signing James Ennis added 18 in his audition for a roster spot next season.
Timberwolves 106 (28-52), Trail Blazers 105 (43-38)
The Timberwolves won their third straight thanks to 27 points from Karl-Anthony Towns, 23 from Andrew Wiggins, and a double-double from Nemanja Bjelica. Damian Lillard ignited the arena with an improbable four-point play, but Towns ended the game with this floater:
Karl-Anthony Towns closing the show in Portland:https://t.co/xiaSPqv6Yg
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 10, 2016
Kings 114 (32-48), Thunder 112 (54-26)
Talk about a fitting send-off! In Sacramento’s final game played at the Sleep Train Arena, the Kings (listed as three-to-one underdogs) pulled off a huge upset at OKC’s expense. Seth Curry, Rudy Gay, and Darren Collison all scored at least 20 points, overcoming a night of 48.1 percent shooting from the Thunder. In honor of the landmark night, the Kings brought some familiar faces back to Sacramento.
— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2016