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Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 53-29 
 2. Toronto R. 51-31 
 3. New York K. 31-51 
 4. Phi.76ers 27-55 
 5. Brooklyn N. 20-62 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 51-31 
 2. Milwaukee B. 42-40 
 3. Indiana P. 42-40 
 4. Chicago B. 41-41 
 5. Detroit P. 36-45 
Southeast Div.
 1. Washington W. 49-33 
 2. Atlanta H. 43-39 
 3. Miami Heat 41-41 
 4. Charlotte H. 37-45 
 5. Orlando M. 29-53 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 51-31 
 2. Oklah.City T. 47-35 
 3. Portland TB 41-40 
 4. Denver N. 40-42 
 5. Minnesota T. 31-51 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 67-15 
 2. LA Clippers 51-31 
 3. Sacramento K. 32-50 
 4. LA Lakers 26-56 
 5. Phoenix Suns 24-58 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 61-21 
 2. Houston R. 55-27 
 3. Memphis G. 43-39 
 4. N.Orleans P. 34-48 
 5. Dallas M. 33-49 
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Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.9
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.9 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.3 
 3. Thomas, Boston C.28.5 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. Lillard, Portland.27.1 
 7. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.0 
 8. James, Clevelan.26.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.9 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.2 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.7 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.8 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.5 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.0 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harden, Houston R.10.9 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.7 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.0 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 John WALL
  Washington W.
  (193-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 2. Green, Golden S.2.0 
 3. Paul, LA Clippers2.0 
 4. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 5. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 6. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 7. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Rubio, Minnesot.1.7 
 10. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Ibaka, Orlando M.1.6 
 10. Jordan, LA Clippers1.6 
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Day 1 (Quarter-Finals)

S.Antonio S May.1 Houston R. 53%
Cleveland C May.1 Toronto R. 54%
Harden's triple-double helps Rockets top Cavs 117-112 - Mar 13, 2017


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James Harden
James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they've failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA's elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to outduel fellow MVP candidate LeBron James and lead the Rockets to a 117-112 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. "We beat Golden State. We beat San Antonio, but that was earlier," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We haven't had one (recently), so this was good. This will give us a little boost." The Rockets were up by six when Nene made a layup before intercepting a bad pass by James. Patrick Beverley (6'1''-PG-88, college: Arkansas) made a 3-pointer on the other end to push the lead to 116-107 with less than two minutes left. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) hit a 3 with less than a minute to go and added two free throws after that to get the Cavaliers within four. But then Harden sank a free throw to end Cleveland's run and secure the victory. It was the 16th triple-double this season for Harden and his 31st game with at least 30 points. "It's a big win for us, especially because we're down the stretch and it's time to begin preparing ourselves for postseason," Harden said. "Big win against the defending champs." James had 30 points and Irving scored 28 for the Cavaliers, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue thinks James and Irving struggled after the team also played on Saturday night. "We played hard and fought down the stretch and got tired," Lue said. "I thought LeBron got tired and Kyrie got tired. What we took advantage of in the first half, we weren't able to get those things in the second half because our guys got tired." James lamented the fact that Houston got 20 offensive rebounds to just four by the Cavaliers. "They did a good job of crashing the glass," he said. "Obviously, if we got some of those we would have given ourselves a better chance to get the win, but we didn't." Deron Williams gave the Cavaliers a one-point lead on a 3 with about seven minutes left before Houston scored the next seven points, highlighted by Clint Capela (6'10''-F/C-94)'s two-handed dunk on an assist from Harden to make it 107-101. James ended a scoring drought of almost two minutes when he drained a 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired to get Cleveland within three. Lou Williams gave Houston a six-point lead by opening the fourth quarter with a layup. Cleveland then used a 10-2 run, with 3s from James and Channing Frye (6'11''-PF-83, college: Arizona), to go on top 96-94. Cleveland led by 14 with about 10 minutes left in the third quarter after a 3-pointer by James. The Rockets then used an 18-7 run to get to 81-78 with less than four minutes left in the period. Houston had two 3-pointers in that span, one from Harden and one from Ryan Anderson (6'10''-F-88, college: California). Harden and James both added a basket after that before Houston missed six straight shots over the next two possessions. Lou Williams finally got the Rockets going again when he made a 3-pointer that tied it at 83 with about two minutes left in the quarter. The Cavaliers regained the lead with a 3 by Derrick Williams (6'8''-F-91, college: Arizona), but Houston scored the last seven points of the quarter to take a 90-86 lead into the fourth. Harden capped that run by grabbing a steal from Irving and finishing on the other end with a layup. The Cavaliers led 67-58 at halftime.
Courtesy of: abcnews.com

  




John Wall
John Wall and Wizards turn back Hawks, 115-99, move on to Eastern Conference semifinals - 21 hours ago
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (6'4''-PG-90, college: Kentucky) ended his night early, walking off the court with the clock stopped late in the final quarter. He deserved the proper ovation for a road villain - hard handshakes from teammates and scattered boos from a salty crowd - after closing out the Atlanta Hawks. As the Wizards defeated Atlanta, 115-99, in Game 6 of a first-round playoff series and advance to meet the top-seeded Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals,...   [read more]

Avery
Bradley
Celtics Destroy Bulls 105-83, Overcome 2-0 Deficit to Win Series - 22 hours ago
The Boston Celtics completed their first-round playoff comeback against the Chicago Bulls on Friday with a commanding 105-83 victory in Game 6 at the United Center to win the series, 4-2. Boston dropped the first two games of the series but won four straight after Rajon Rondo (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kentucky) suffered a fractured right thumb. All five Celtics starters scored in double figures, and Avery Bradley (6'2''-PG-90, college: Texas) led the balanced effort with 23 points. Jimmy But...   [read more]

Erik
Spoelstra
Erik Spoelstra Has Interest In Running Heat Front Office Someday - 22 hours ago
Erik Spoelstra has interest in running the Miami Heat when Pat Riley retires. Spoelstra was asked about it during an interview with Adrian Wojnarowski. "Short answer would be, I'm a Pat Riley disciple, and, like I've said, he's always pushed me and nurtured me for the next steps," Spoelstra said during the interview recorded in Southern California. "So, yes, that I'd love to have that opportunity years down the line from the Arison family, because I believe in them so much as human beings.    [read more]


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