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1. Philadelphia 76ers (49-23)
6. Miami heat (40-32, 9GB)
1. Utah Jazz (52-20)
2. Phoenix Sons (51-21, 1GB)
3. Denver Nuggets (47-25, 5GB)
5. Dallas Mavericks (42-30, 10 GB)
6. Portland Trail Blazers (43-30, 10 GB)
Play-in match schedule
The NBA’s play-offs begin on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with each conference playing its two games on their respective days. The final two games of the playoffs will take place on Thursdays and Fridays before the playoffs officially begin on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 18
Charlotte Hornets in Indiana Pacer | 6:30 pm and | D.N.T.
Washington Guides to the Boston Celtics | 9pm ET | D.N.T.
May 19 Wednesday
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies | 7:30 pm and | ESPN
Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles Laker | 10 pm | ESPN
Thursday, May 20th
Failed Guides / Winner of the Hornets / Pacers in the Celtics | 8 pm | D.N.T.
Friday 21st May
Winner of Spurs / Chris Lies in Warriors / Los Angeles Lakers defeat | Tuberculosis | ESPN
Night Performance: Step Curry Gets Second NBA Score Degree
Warriors star Stephen Curry officially He claimed his second NBA score on Sunday, Became the oldest player to receive that honor after Michael Jordan.
Memphis dropped 46 points in the 113-101 win over Krislice to clinch the Carrie title, which helped them finish 8th at the Western Conference and set up a play-off match with the Lakers on Wednesday night.
Curry averaged 31.8 points this season, beating mentors star Bradley Peel – he averaged 31.4 points per game. Curry, 33, was Jordan’s oldest player to score in the 1997-98 season at the age of 35.
He finished the night with 46 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. 22 of them came from behind the curve, another career great.
Game of the Night: The Knicks defend the 4th seed by defeating the Celtics
They almost exploded it in the fourth quarter, but the New York Knicks finished 4th in the Eastern Conference on Sunday afternoon.
The Knicks, who beat the Boston Celtics 96-92 at Madison Square Garden, will now play their first playoff game since 2013.
The Knicks advanced to a 16-point lead at halftime, and the Celtics now seemed to be in control of travel early in the second half as seen. Most of Boston’s top players – including Jason Todd, Evan Fournier, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart and many more – have already locked up a place in the play – offs.
By the middle of the fourth quarter, the Knicks offense was cool. They went almost four full minutes without scoring, which allowed Boston to reduce the game to just one point. However, it was as close as the Celtic got. The Knicks closed the final 2:13 of the game without letting Boston score another bucket to win by four points.
RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 22 points while shooting 7-in-12 from the field, with Julius Rand adding 20 points with seven points and seven assists. That win gave the Knicks a home-court advantage in the first round series with the Atlanta Hawks, which they would not have if they lost.
One last thing: LeBron James ‘good to go’ after rolling ankle
When he gave the Lockers fans a scare, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said LeBron James Sunday night after rolling the ankle “good to go”.
James, in the middle of the fourth quarter of the victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday, His ankle rolled down from a lab effort And fell on the court. Before he could go to the locker room, he was briefly and clearly in pain. James did not return to the game.
James has missed 22 of the teams’ last 26 games with an ankle injury, but finally returned to court on Saturday to look like his old self.
The Lockers are due to face the Warriors at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.
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