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Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1 Toronto R. 43-16 
 2 Boston C. 37-21 
 3 Philadelphia 76ers 37-21 
 4 Brooklyn N. 30-29 
 5 New York K. 11-47 
Central Div.
 1 Milwaukee B. 43-14 
 2 Indiana P. 38-20 
 3 Detroit P. 26-30 
 4 Chicago B. 14-44 
 5 Cleveland C. 12-46 
Southeast Div.
 1 Charlotte H. 27-30 
 2 Orlando M. 27-32 
 3 Miami Heat 26-30 
 4 Washington W. 24-34 
 5 Atlanta H. 19-39 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1 Denver N. 39-18 
 2 Oklah.City T. 37-20 
 3 Portland TB 34-23 
 4 Utah Jazz 32-25 
 5 Minnesota T. 27-30 
Pacific Div.
 1 Golden St.W. 41-16 
 2 LA Clippers 32-27 
 3 Sacramento K. 30-27 
 4 LA Lakers 28-29 
 5 Phoenix Suns 11-48 
Southwest Div.
 1 Houston R. 33-24 
 2 San Antonio S. 33-26 
 3 Dallas M. 26-31 
 4 N.Orleans P. 26-33 
 5 Memphis G. 23-36 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 36.6
 1. J.Harden Houston R.36.6 
 2. P.George Oklah.Ci28.7 
 3. S.Curry Golden S28.6 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean28.1 
 5. K.Durant Golden S27.6 
 6. J.Embiid Philadel27.3 
 7. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke27.2 
 8. K.Leonard Toron27.0 
 9. L.James LA Lakers26.8 
 10. B.Griffin Detro26.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. A.Drummond Detro15.1 
 2. D.Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. J.Embiid Philadel13.5 
 4. A.Davis N.Orlean12.9 
 5. R.Gobert Utah Jazz12.8 
 6. G.Antetokounmpo Milwauke12.7 
 7. C.Capela Houston R.12.5 
 8. H.Whiteside Miami H12.4 
 9. N.Vucevic Orlan12.1 
 10. K.Towns Minnesot12.0 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci11.2 
 2. K.Lowry Toronto R.9.2 
 3. J.Wall Washingt8.7 
 4. J.Teague Minnesot8.1 
 5. C.Paul Houston R.8.0 
 6. J.Holiday N.Orlean7.9 
 7. B.Simmons Philadel7.9 
 8. N.Jokic Denver N.7.8 
 9. J.Harden Houston R.7.7 
 10. L.James LA Lakers7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Paul GEORGE
  Oklah.Ci
  (206-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. P.George Oklah.Ci2.3 
 2. J.Harden Houston R.2.2 
 3. R.Westbrook Oklah.Ci2.2 
 4. C.Paul Houston R.2.1 
 5. J.Butler Philadel1.9 
 6. K.Leonard Toron1.9 
 7. K.Irving Boston C.1.7 
 8. J.Holiday Chica1.7 
 9. M.Smart Boston C.1.7 
 10. V.Oladipo India1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  India
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. M.Turner India2.7 
 2. A.Davis N.Orlean2.5 
 3. M.Robinson New Y2.1 
 4. B.Lopez Milwauke2.1 
 5. H.Whiteside Miami H2.1 
 6. R.Gobert Utah Jazz2.1 
 7. J.McGee LA2.0 
 8. J.Embiid Philadel1.9 
 9. K.Towns Minnesot1.8 
 10. C.Capela Houston R.1.8 
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Day 121 (Regular Season)

Cleveland C 71% Feb.21 Phoenix Suns
Philadelphia 58% Feb.21 Miami Heat
Brooklyn N. 55% Feb.21 Portland TB
Milwaukee B 59% Feb.21 Boston C.
Golden St.W 66% Feb.21 Sacramento K
LA Lakers Feb.21 Houston R. 60%
Lillard Has Portland-Record 10 3s in 115-112 Win Over Magic - Nov 29, 2018


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Damian Lillard (6'3''-PG-90, college: Weber St.) didn't realize he was at 10 3-pointers. Had he known, well, maybe he would have gone for the record. "I honestly didn't know I had made 10. If I would have known that I would have went for it," Lillard said, adding with a smile, "What is it? Fourteen? Oh, I could have got that, too." Lillard set a franchise record for 3s on his way to 41 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday night. Jusuf Nurkic (7'0''-C-94) added 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Blazers stopped a season-high three-game slide. Lillard surpassed the previous Portland record of nine 3s that he shared with Nicolas Batum. "It felt good. I've been struggling kind of shooting from 3," Lillard said. "I shoot a lot of them. After practice, sometimes, before practice, I've been shooting and shooting them. I knew eventually I would get hot and start making them. It just felt good." He'll just have to wait for another chance at the NBA record of 14 set by Golden State's Klay Thompson in a game earlier this season. Nikola Vucevic (7'0''-C-90, college: USC) had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who have lost four of their last five games. Portland pushed its lead to 108-98 on Evan Turner's layup with just over five minutes to go, but Evan Fournier hit a pair of 3-pointers and Jonathan Isaac added a layup to close the gap to 108-106. Jonathan Simmons made two free throws to tie it, but C.J. McCollum (6'4''-G-91, college: Lehigh) responded with a 3-pointer for the Blazers. Marc Stein has covered Jordan. He's covered Kobe. And LeBron vs. the Warriors. Go behind the N.B.A.'s curtain with the league's foremost expert. Fournier had a step-back jumper to get Orlando within a point before McCollum missed a pair of free throws with about two minutes to go. Lillard's floater with 55 seconds gave Portland a 113-110 lead. There was some confusion at the end of the game after what was described as a game-clock malfunction prompted a video review. Officials put 0.9 seconds on the clock but Orlando's inbounds was off and time ran out. "We've got to get better. C'mon. You play that offensive game against that team, in this arena, you gotta win that game," Magic coach Steve Clifford said. Orlando, playing the fourth of a six-game trip, was without Aaron Gordon (6'9''-PF-95, college: Arizona), who was sidelined by a sore lower back. Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season. He left Monday's 116-110 loss at Golden State in the third quarter with back spasms. Isaac replaced Gordon in the starting lineup. Vucevic scored 15 in the first half to help Orlando to a 63-55 lead at the break. Nik Stauskas had 15 early points for the Blazers. Trailing 82-79, Portland went on a 16-2 run, capped by Lillard's record-breaking 10th 3-pointer, to go up 95-84 going into the fourth quarter. "We have to play with more physicality, especially on the rebounding. We did a good job getting stops, we just didn't get the rebound," Vucevic said. "We have to change that and play with a lot more intensity." Portland coach Terry Stotts said the Blazers were better in the second half. "The first half was very disappointing with our defensive focus, aggressiveness, everything. I didn't think we had much of an impact on the game at all in the first half defensively," He said. "But I liked, especially the third quarter, that defensively we were much better and obviously Damian in the third quarter was incredible. He carried us like he does often." Portland was coming off a 104-100 loss at home to the Clippers on Sunday night.
Courtesy of: nytimes.com
  




Hamidou
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Hamidou Diallo wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest - 11 hours ago
It was a day of winning for the University of Kentucky Athletics program. The softball and baseball teams got road wins, and the basketball team dominated the No. 1 team in the country at Rupp Arena. However, it wasn't just current Kentucky Wildcats athletes getting big-time wins. Former Kentucky basketball guard and now Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo (6'6''-F/G-98, college: Kentucky) won the 2019 NBA slam dunk contest Saturday night defeating Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (6...   [read more]

Joe Harris
Nets' Joe Harris shocks Warriors' Stephen Curry for 3-point title - 11 hours ago
Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson)'s storybook 3-point contest dream ended Saturday night at the hands of Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris (6'6''-G-91, college: Virginia). Harris, who came into the weekend shooting a career-high 50.1 percent from 3-point land, stunned a capacity crowd in Curry's hometown of Charlotte, by knocking down 26 points in the final round, beating Curry's score of 24. "Obviously it's incredible," Harris said. "Steph is the greatest shooter of all...   [read more]

Jayson Tatum
Celtics' Jason Tatum wins Skills Challenge on half-court heave - 11 hours ago
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (6'8''-F-98, college: Duke) guaranteed a victory in Saturday night's NBA Skills Challenge competition during NBA All-Star Weekend media day on Saturday morning. As confident as he was, he sure made it as dramatic as possible. He came from behind to dispatch Kyle Kuzma (6'9''-F-95, college: Utah) and Nikola Jokic (6'10''-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) to make the final round. But to beat Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young, he needed a little something extra. Youn...   [read more]


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