Post Up: Rip City Rally

Al-Farouq Aminu leads Portland past the Celtics, while the Thunder topple the short-handed Clippers.
by April 01, 2016

Nets 87 (21-54), Cavs 107 (53-22)

After blowing a 20-point lead in a loss to the Rockets on Tuesday, the Cavs responded with a 20-point win over Brooklyn tonight. LeBron James finished with 24 points and 11 assists and passed Dominique Wilkins for 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Magic 114 (32-43), Pacers 94 (39-36)

Indiana suffered a potentially costly loss to Orlando as they fight to secure a Playoff spot. The Magic outscored the Pacers in every quarter, shooting 53.3 percent from the field. Nikola Vucevic returned from a 13-game absence to lead the Magic with 24 points.

Bulls 103 (38-37), Rockets 100 (37-39)

Chicago was down 91-89 with three minutes left, but then ripped off a 10-0 run to take control. Pau Gasol finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds—good for his 500th career double-double. He also added 3 assists, including this beauty:

Nuggets 95 (32-45), Pelicans 101 (28-47)

New Orleans won using their 38th different starting lineup this season. Tim Frazier shined late in the game and finished with 17 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Clippers 117 (47-28), Thunder 119 (53-23)

L.A. got 64 points from Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers as the Clippers sat four starters. Russell Westbrook was just two rebounds shy of his 17th triple-double of the season: 26 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists.

Celtics 109 (43-32), Blazers 116 (40-36)

Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 28 points on an off-night for Damian Lillard. Portland extended their home winning streak to six games.