This weekend was another exciting one for NBA fans as there were plenty of thrills and spills. Let’s take a look at the highlights and the lowlights of some of the weekend’s games.
Clippers Make It Through To The Playoffs
For the sixth season in a row, the Los Angeles Clippers have made it through to the playoffs. They secured their spot by beating Utah Jazz 108-95, but guard Jamal Crawford says they still need to work on their game if they want to make a deep run.
Crawford scored a total of 28 points in the game that played out at the Staples Centre in L.A, while DeAndre Jordan scored a game-high of 15 rebounds to go with 7 points, sealing a win for the Clippers and a 4th seed spot in the Conference.
LeBron James Injured in Cavaliers Game
For LeBron James the Cleveland Cavaliers game was one of highs and lows. Not only did the team lose 127-115 to the Washington Wizards, LeBron also had to shake off an eye injury and accidental elbow to the base of his neck. The Cavaliers may have lost, but LeBron scored 24 points and now has a career-high 37 double doubles, and sits at 12th place in NBA history.
With their win, the Washington Wizards have made the Eastern Conference race that much tighter, as they are now placed 3rd, trailing Boston Celtics by 2 games and the Cavaliers by 2/12 for 1st place.
Raptors Walk Over Mavericks
In what could be described as an easy win, the Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 94-86 at the American Airlines Centre. The Raptors opened with a 13-2 lead and they simply never looked back, staying ahead at every point in the game.
Anyone who enjoys NBA online betting would do well backing the Raptors, as it was their 44th victory of the season and their 5th win in a row. They’ll now head through to the playoffs, hoping their winning streak holds fast.
Spurs Win 4th Straight Game
The San Antonio Spurs also had a good weekend as the team clinched their 4th consecutive win at the AT&T Centre in New York. The Spurs beat the New York Knicks on their home soil 106-98 and LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol both collected double-doubles.
The Knicks lagged behind for most of the first half and only after intermission did they rush in and outscore the Spurs during the 3rd quarter. This wasn’t enough however, and the Spurs were once again the victors. The Knicks were dealt another blow too, when it was announced that Joakim Noah was suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.
Timberwolves Crash for the 5th Time
The Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t having a good season, and lost their 5th game in row. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the 112-100, and they bombed out once again, much to the disappointment of their fans.
Despite sitting out the entire 4th quarter, Trailblazers star Damian Lillard contributed 21 points to the game, while Timberwolves stars Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and Ricky Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns each contributed 16 points a piece, but was not enough to seal the deal.