Wizards 113 (39-41), Hornets 98 (46-34)
John Wall didn’t play, but Marcin Gortat put up 21 and 13 to lead the already-eliminated Wizards over the now-looking-kinda-shaky Hornets. Charlotte has lost 3 of its last 5 games while still hoping for home court in the playoffs.
Rockets 130 (39-41), Lakers 110 (16-64)
Kobe Bryant scored 35 points in his last trip to Houston, but the Rockets got a 40-burger from James Harden (20 in the fourth quarter) to keep their playoff hopes alive. They still need some help—from the Lakers—to pass Utah, but it ain’t over ’til it’s over.
Clippers 98 (52-28), Mavericks 91 (41-39)
The Clips snapped the Mavs’ six-game winning streak on Sunday, thanks to 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists from Blake Griffin and 22 off the pine from Jamal Crawford. LA outscored Dallas 27-12 in a critical third quarter, and the loss prevented the Mavs from officially clinching the playoffs.
Bucks 109 (33-47), Sixers 108 (10-70) OT
After a three-game hiatus, Khris Middleton returned and scored 36 points to lead Milwaukee to the win. Philly actually missed three straight shots on its final possession in what was a strangely entertaining game. Oh, and Air Jabari!
Jazz 100 (40-40), Nuggets 84 (33-48)
Rookie big Trey Lyles had a career-high 22 points and the Jazz used a 24-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Nuggets with ease. Playoff-hungry Utah now faces huge games against Dallas and the Lakers to close the season.
Pacers 129 (43-37), Nets 105 (21-59)
Indiana clinched its playoff spot on Sunday by smacking around the Nets. The young fella Myles Turner put up 28 points and 10 boards, and All-Star Paul George—who called it a “dominant” dub—had 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Heat 118 (47-33), Magic 96 (34-46)
Miami made light work of the Magic at home, paced by 20 points from Luol Deng and a monster 18-point, 15-rebound game from Hassan Whiteside. The Heat go on the road for two games to finish the year and find out their playoff seed.
Warriors 92 (72-9), Spurs 86 (65-15)
And there you have it. 72 wins.The Spurs lost at home for the first team all season long, and the Dubs have now tied the ’95-96 Bulls for the regular season wins record—they can get win No. 73 on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. On Sunday, Steph Curry did some more dazzling things en route to 37 points, like this:
Steph Curry just dribbled around the entire Spurs team for this layup pic.twitter.com/tyPuuSDTBe
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 11, 2016
And like this, which didn’t even count:
Raptors 93 (54-26), Knicks 89 (32-49)
The Knicks’ home schedule came to a close with a whimper, as DeMar DeRozan (27 points) put the nail in the coffin with an And-1 play with about a minute left. Carmelo (21 points) only played 25 minutes, but rookie Jerian Grant had another nice game with 19.