Post Up: Warriors Survive

Golden State rallies to beat Utah in overtime, while the Raptors win 50 games for the first time.
by March 31, 2016

Hawks 97 (45-31), Raptors 105 (50-24)

The Hawks cut what had been a 24-point lead down to single digits in the fourth, but our cover subjects led the way as Toronto recovered and came away with the W, their 50th of the season.

Nuggets 109 (32-44), Grizzlies 105 (41-34)

Will Barton scored 25 points and Emmanuel Mudiay had 17 to lead Denver to the win. With just two wins in their last 10 games, Memphis is letting the fifth seed fall right out of their grasp.

Suns 94 (20-55), Bucks 105 (31-44)

Khris Middleton scored 26 points and Jabari Parker added 21 points to lead Milwaukee. Phoenix committed 24 turnovers, their fourth straight game giving up at least 20.

Clippers 99 (47-27), T-Wolves 79 (25-50)

Chris Paul had 20 points, 16 assists, 8 rebounds as the Clippers cruised to an easy win.

Knicks 89 (30-46), Mavs 91 (37-38)

JJ Barea scored 26 points and made the go-ahead layup with 49.9 seconds left as Dallas rallied in the fourth.

Pelicans 92 (27-47), Spurs 100 (63-12)

Manu Ginobili scored 20 points as San Antonio made NBA history:

Warriors 103 (68-7), Jazz 96 (37-38) (OT)

In a possible first-round playoff preview, Klay Thompson’s second-chance three-pointer sent the game to OT, where Golden State ran away to move to 68-7 on the season.

Wizards 111 (36-39), Kings 120 (30-45)

DeMarcus Cousins almost had a 5×5 statline (29 points, 10 boards, 4 assists, 5 steals, 4 blocks) and Sacramento won 30 games for the first time in eight years, but no one was talking about that when the game ended. Cousins and Rajon Rondo were hit with Ts (Rondo was ejected) for sarcastically clapping atย the ref for calling a five-second violation on an inbounds play.

Heat 100 (43-31), Lakers 102 (16-59) (OT)

Admid the D’Angelo Russell/Nick Young distraction, Julius Randle hit the go-ahead jumper over Luol Deng with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Lakers their 16th win on the season. He celebrated in the style of Sam Cassell: