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 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 
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 2. Atlanta H. 43-39 
 3. Miami Heat 41-41 
 4. Charlotte H. 37-45 
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 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 
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 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: 31.7
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.7 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.4 
 3. Thomas, Boston C.28.7 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. Lillard, Portland.27.0 
 7. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.0 
 8. James, Clevelan.26.6 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.6 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.3 
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 Clippers13.8 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.8 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.6 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.10.9 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.1 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.7 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.1 
 10. Williams, Dallas M.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. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 7. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 8. Rubio, Minnesot.1.7 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.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. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 5. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Jordan, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. Ibaka, Orlando M.1.6 
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Beal scores 24, Wizards hold off Bulls for 112-107 win - Mar 18, 2017


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Bradley Beal
Playing their first game without Dwyane Wade, the Chicago Bulls almost pulled off an improbable comeback against the Washington Wizards. That's small consolation for a struggling team fighting for a playoff spot. Bradley Beal (6'5''-SG-93, college: Florida) scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, John Wall (6'4''-PG-90, college: Kentucky) dished out a career-high 20 assists to go with 14 points, and the Wizards held on to defeat the Bulls 112-107 on Friday night. Minus Wade, whose fractured elbow will keep him out for the rest of the regular season, the Bulls were down 19 points at halftime before getting as close as one. "I hate this word, 'soft.' I hate it, but that's exactly what we were," Butler said of his team's start. "They beat us to every 50-50 ball, worked our tail in transition, we turned the ball over. Those things that we've talked about all year long replayed in that first half." Chicago rallied and eventually had a chance to tie it, but a well-guarded Butler missed a 3-pointer from the wing with 3.9 seconds left. "I'll take that shot," Butler said. "Maybe I should've side-stepped a little bit. You can say all this stuff now, but I had a great look at it." Butler finished with 28 points and Robin Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) added a season-high 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who began the night in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, and have lost seven of eight. Wall, playing despite spraining his left foot in Wednesday's loss to Dallas, sank four free throws in the final minute, including two with 1.8 seconds left. Washington's Jason Smith (7'0''-F-86, college: Colorado St.), starting in place of Markieff Morris (6'10''-F-89, college: Kansas) who was a late scratch due to illness, tied his season high with 17 points and Ian Mahinmi had a season-high 16. "It was solely attributed to John," Smith said of his output. "He was distributing the ball to everybody." Washington, 21-4 in its last 25 games, had lost two straight, allowing 119 and 112 points. "We got back to defending the right way, guarding our guy individually," Beal said. "They made some tough shots and some big 3's here and there, but for the most part I thought we did a solid job. The Wizards led 49-40 late in the first half when Smith's jumper started a 10-0 run that was capped by Wall's 3-pointer that circled the rim and dropped as the half ended. Those were Wall's only points of the half, but he had 12 assists. "There's only a few guys in the league that can dominate a game with passing, and he's one of them," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. The Bulls rally began in the third quarter and Nikola Mirotic's 3-pointer with 1:24 left pulled the Bulls within two at 104-102. Wall's 20th assist then produced Marcin Gortat (7'0''-C-84)'s layup. Butler hit a 3 to pull Chicago to within one with 39.7 seconds left before Otto Porter's two free throws put Washington up 110-107 with 18.4 seconds to go.
Courtesy of: bostonherald.com
  




Russell
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Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113 - 20 hours ago
Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) scored 44 points for Houston, but he missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game just before time expired. Westbrook also had 13 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his second straight triple-dou...   [read more]

Alfred
Horford
Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3 - 20 hours ago
Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas (5'9''-PG-89, college: Washington) scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their opening-round NBA playoff series at home. The Celtics pulled away after a 20-point lead shrunk to one early in the third quarter and put themselves in position to tie a series that was in danger of slipping away from th...   [read more]

Chris Paul
Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead - 20 hours ago
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers sounded in awe of his point guard after watching Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) beat the Utah Jazz with a fantastic fourth-quarter performance. Paul scored a season-high 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. "He has an amazing will," Rivers said. "He's just a tough guy. He's stubborn in a very, very positive way. All the great ones have th...   [read more]


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