Miami Heat defeat Boston Celtics to clinch playoff spot
Warriors, Lakers, Nets, Bucks all win
Last year’s Eastern Conference champions, Miami Heat have clinched a playoff spot in the NBA following their 129-121 win over the Boston Celtics, making them the eighth team to qualify for the playoffs this year. Tyler Herro contributed 24 points with 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the game.
Los Angeles Lakers continued their end of season resurgence with a 101-99 win over the New York Knicks in the NBA. Anthony Davis, who had admitted to relishing the fact that the Lakers may have to face the challenge of a play in tournament contributed 20 points, and Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points with 3 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins was impressive for the Golden State Warriors as they defeated the Phoenix Suns 122-116. The Forward contributed 38 points with 7 rebounds and 3 assists for the Warriors. Draymond Green recorded a triple double in the game.
A huge team performance saw the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Chicago Bulls 115-107 in the NBA. The Nets had 8 players with double figures in points, with Kevin Durant leading the way with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists for the Nets.
Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 114-102 in the NBA on Tuesday. Giannis Antetokoumpo contributed a double double of 27 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in the game for the Bucks as they clinched division.
Sacramento Kings defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-106 in the NBA on Tuesday. Terence Davis led the scoring for the Kings with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Indiana Pacers confirmed their place in the play-in tournament with a 103-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Caris LeVert led the scoring for the Pacers with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Domantas Sabonis contributed a triple double for the Pacers in the game.
Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks 133-104 in the NBA on Tuesday. Ja Morant scored 24 points with 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the Grizzlies in the game.
Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 115-96 in their NBA encounter. Kawhi Leonard contributed 20 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the Clippers in the game.
Minnesota Timberwolves continued their run of good form with a 119-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 28 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Timberwolves.
Denver Nuggets overcame the Charlotte Hornets 117-112 in their NBA encounter on Tuesday. Nikola Jokic finished with a double double of 30 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the Nuggets.