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Eastern Conference
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 1 Toronto R. 58-24 
 2 Philadelphia 76ers 51-31 
 3 Boston C. 49-33 
 4 Brooklyn N. 42-40 
 5 New York K. 17-65 
Central Div.
 1 Milwaukee B. 60-22 
 2 Indiana P. 48-34 
 3 Detroit P. 41-41 
 4 Chicago B. 22-60 
 5 Cleveland C. 19-63 
Southeast Div.
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 2 Miami Heat 39-43 
 3 Charlotte H. 39-43 
 4 Washington W. 32-50 
 5 Atlanta H. 29-53 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1 Denver N. 54-28 
 2 Portland TB 53-29 
 3 Utah Jazz 50-32 
 4 Oklah.City T. 49-33 
 5 Minnesota T. 36-46 
Pacific Div.
 1 Golden St.W. 57-25 
 2 LA Clippers 48-34 
 3 Sacramento K. 39-43 
 4 LA Lakers 37-45 
 5 Phoenix Suns 19-63 
Southwest Div.
 1 Houston R. 53-29 
 2 San Antonio S. 48-34 
 3 Dallas M. 33-49 
 4 Memphis G. 33-49 
 5 N.Orleans P. 33-49 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Harden Houston R.35.6 
 2. George Oklah.City28.1 
 3. Leonard Toronto R27.7 
 4. James LA Lakers27.4 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.27.4 
 6. Curry Golden S27.3 
 7. Durant Golden S27.0 
 8. Booker Phoenix S26.6 
 9. Embiid Philadelphia26.4 
 10. Lillard Portland26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detroit
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Drummond Detroit15.5 
 2. Jordan Dallas M.13.7 
 3. Embiid Philadelphia13.1 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz12.7 
 5. Antetokounmpo Milw.12.5 
 6. Towns Minnesota T12.4 
 7. Capela Houston R.12.3 
 8. Davis N.Orleans P12.0 
 9. Vucevic Orlando M11.8 
 10. Whiteside Miami H11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Okla.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Westbrook Okla.10.7 
 2. Wall Washington W8.7 
 3. James LA Lakers8.3 
 4. Teague Minnesota8.2 
 5. Lowry Toronto R.8.2 
 6. Young Atlanta H.8.1 
 7. Rondo LA Lakers8.0 
 8. Holiday N.Orleans7.7 
 9. Paul Houston R.7.7 
 10. Payton N.Orleans7.6 
Steals Per Game
 Robert COVINGTON
  Minnesota
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Covington Minnesota2.3 
 2. George Oklah.City2.2 
 3. Harden Houston R.2.1 
 4. Paul Houston R.2.0 
 5. Westbrook Okla.1.9 
 6. Smart Boston C.1.8 
 7. Oladipo Indiana P1.7 
 8. Leonard Toronto R1.7 
 9. Butler Philadelphia1.7 
 10. Drummond Detroit1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Turner Indiana P.2.6 
 2. Robinson New Y2.4 
 3. Davis N.Orleans P2.4 
 4. Gobert Utah Jazz2.3 
 5. Lopez Milwaukee B2.2 
 6. McGee LA Lakers2.0 
 7. Embiid Philadelphia2.0 
 8. Whiteside Miami H1.9 
 9. Drummond Detroit1.7 
 10. Towns Minnesota T1.6 
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Day 6 (Semi-Finals)

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Leader Warriors lose to Timberwolves - Mar 30, 2019


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The Regular Season in NBA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 11 days. The day was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The day ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last day review presented by ESL.

Top ranked Warriors (51-24) recorded its twenty fourth loss in Oakland on Friday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Timberwolves (34-41) 131-130. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Warriors. Timberwolves made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Warriors 59-45 including 44 on the defensive glass. Timberwolves looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Warriors helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Canadian guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dominican-American power forward Karl-Anthony Towns (213-95, college: Kentucky) chipped in 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. point guard Stephen Curry (190-88, college: Davidson) produced 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Timberwolves maintains fifth place with 34-41 record. Defending champion Warriors still keep top position with 24 games lost. They share it with Denver N.. Timberwolves are looking forward to face league's second-placed 76ers in Philadelphia in the next day and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Warriors will have a break next day.
Important game to mention about took place in Indianapolis. Third ranked Celtics (45-31) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Pacers (45-31) 114-112 in the game for the second place. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian-American guard Kyrie Irving (190-92, college: Duke) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 assists. Alfred Horford contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Thaddeus Young (203-88, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Pacers. Pacers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Celtics moved-up to second place, which they share with Indiana P. and LA Clippers. Celtics will play against Nets (#4) in Brooklyn in the next day. Pacers will play at home against the league's second-placed Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hornets (35-40) against fourth ranked Lakers (34-42) on Friday night. Host Hornets were defeated by Lakers in Charlotte 129-115. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hornets. LeBron James stepped up and scored 27 points and 9 assists for the winners. At the losing side Kemba Walker responded with 24 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lakers maintains fourth place with 34-42 record. Hornets at the other side keep the third position with 40 games lost.
An exciting game was played in Denver. First ranked Nuggets faced 4th placed Thunder. Host Nuggets (51-24) defeated guests from Oklahoma City (44-32) 115-105. Nikola Jokic nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side. Nuggets' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Nuggets maintains first place with 51-24 record, which they share with Golden St.W. Thunder at the other side dropped to the second position with 32 games lost.
An exciting game was played in Washington. Third ranked Jazz faced 4th placed Wizards. Guests from Salt Lake City (46-30) defeated host Wizards (31-46) 128-124. Donovan Mitchell fired 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Jazz's coach used entire bench in such tough game. They have a solid series of four victories in a row. Jazz maintains third place with 46-30 record having four points less than leader Toronto R. Loser Wizards keep the fourth position with 46 games lost.

In the last game of day 157 Atlanta H. were crushed by Portland TB in a road game 118-98.
The best stats of 157th day was 7 points, 6 rebounds, 17 assists and 5 steals by Rajon Rondo of LA Lakers.



Indiana P. - Boston C. 112-114

Important game to mention about took place in Indianapolis. Third ranked Celtics (45-31) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Pacers (45-31) 114-112 in the game for the second place. Celtics players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian-American guard Kyrie Irving (190-92, college: Duke) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 assists. Dominican power forward Alfred Horford (208-86, college: Florida) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Thaddeus Young (203-88, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) added 27 points in the effort for Pacers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Pacers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Celtics moved-up to second place, which they share with Indiana P. and LA Clippers. Celtics will play against Nets (#4) in Brooklyn in the next day. Pacers will play at home against the league's second-placed Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Indiana P.: B.Bogdanovic 27+1reb+2ast, T.Young 18+9reb+4ast, M.Turner 15+11reb+2ast, D.Collison 12+1reb+7ast, T.Leaf 12+4reb, D.Sabonis 11+8reb+3ast
Boston C.: K.Irving 30+2reb+5ast, A.Horford 19+7reb+2ast, J.Brown 16+4reb+1ast, A.Baynes 13+13reb+2ast, J.Tatum 11+5reb+4ast, G.Hayward 11+6reb+2ast
gschID: 705941


Portland TB - Atlanta H. 118-98

There was no surprise in Portland where 5th ranked Hawks (27-49) were crushed by second ranked Trail Blazers (48-27) 118-98 on Friday. Trail Blazers made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Trail Blazers outrebounded Hawks 55-41 including a 45-33 advantage in defensive rebounds. Point guard Damian Lillard (190-90, college: Weber St.) fired 36 points (!!!) and 7 assists for the winners. Nigerian-American forward Al-Farouq Aminu (206-90, college: Wake Forest) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Trae Young (188-98, college: Oklahoma) produced 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands-American John Collins (208-97, college: Wake Forest) added 20 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Trail Blazers have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 48-27 record having just three points less than leader Toronto R., which they share with Philadelphia 76ers. Loser Hawks keep the fifth position with 49 games lost. Trail Blazers will face Pistons (#3) in Detroit in the next day, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Atlanta H.: T.Young 26+9reb+7ast, J.Collins 20+2reb+3ast, K.Huerter 11+4reb+4ast, V.Carter 9+3reb, D.Dedmon 7+5reb, J.Anderson 6+2reb+2ast
Portland TB: D.Lillard 36+3reb+7ast, A.Aminu 17+11reb+2ast, E.Kanter 14+8reb, S.Curry 12+3reb, Z.Collins 9+9reb+1ast, J.Layman 9+3reb
gschID: 705942


Golden St.W. - Minnesota T. 130-131

Top ranked Warriors (51-24) recorded its twenty fourth loss in Oakland on Friday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Timberwolves (34-41) 131-130. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Warriors. Timberwolves made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Warriors 59-45 including 44 on the defensive glass. Timberwolves looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Warriors helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Canadian guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dominican-American power forward Karl-Anthony Towns (213-95, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Point guard Stephen Curry (190-88, college: Davidson) produced 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists and Kevin Durant (206-88, college: Texas) added 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Five Timberwolves and four Warriors players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Timberwolves maintains fifth place with 34-41 record. Defending champion Warriors still keep top position with 24 games lost. They share it with Denver N.. Timberwolves are looking forward to face league's second-placed 76ers in Philadelphia in the next day and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Warriors will have a break next day.
Top scorers:
Golden St.W.: S.Curry 37+3reb+5ast, K.Durant 23+12reb+7ast, K.Thompson 20+2reb+5ast, D.Cousins 16+9reb, A.Iguodala 14+3reb+2ast, D.Green 9+10reb+5ast
Minnesota T.: A.Wiggins 24+9reb+3ast, J.Okogie 21+5reb+1ast, J.Bayless 17+6ast, K.Towns 15+13reb+7ast, G.Dieng 14+10reb+1ast, A.Tolliver 14+9reb+1ast
gschID: 705943


Denver N. - Oklah.City T. 115-105

An exciting game was played in Denver. First ranked Nuggets faced 4th placed Thunder. Host Nuggets (51-24) defeated guests from Oklahoma City (44-32) 115-105. Nuggets players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. Serbian center Nikola Jokic (209-95, agency: BeoBasket) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and Canadian swingman Jamal Murray (198-97, college: Kentucky) accounted for 27 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Nuggets' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Point guard Russell Westbrook (190-88, college: UCLA) came up with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and swingman Paul George (206-90, college: Fresno St.) added 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Thunder in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nuggets maintains first place with 51-24 record, which they share with Golden St.W. Thunder at the other side dropped to the second position with 32 games lost.
Top scorers:
Oklah.City T.: R.Westbrook 27+9reb+9ast, P.George 25+9reb+4ast, S.Adams 16+5reb+2ast, J.Grant 10+2reb, D.Schroeder 9+1reb+2ast, N.Noel 8+7reb
Denver N.: J.Murray 27+5reb+9ast, N.Jokic 23+16reb+3ast, P.Millsap 14+5reb+2ast, W.Barton 12+1ast, M.Plumlee 11+5reb+3ast, G.Harris 8+1reb+4ast
gschID: 705944


Washington W. - Utah Jazz 124-128

An exciting game was played in Washington. Third ranked Jazz faced 4th placed Wizards. Guests from Salt Lake City (46-30) defeated host Wizards (31-46) 128-124. Jazz made 18-of-18 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Jazz made 7 blocks. Guard Donovan Mitchell (190-96, college: Louisville) fired 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. French center Rudy Gobert (216-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. Jazz's coach used entire bench in such tough game. Bobby Portis (208-95, college: Arkansas) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Bradley Beal (196-93, college: Florida) added 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. They have a solid series of four victories in a row. Jazz maintains third place with 46-30 record having four points less than leader Toronto R. Loser Wizards keep the fourth position with 46 games lost.
Top scorers:
Washington W.: B.Beal 34+3reb+6ast, B.Portis 28+13reb+4ast, J.Parker 15+4reb+2ast, T.Brown Jr. 15+4reb+1ast, T.Bryant 11+12reb+3ast, J.McRae 9+2reb+3ast
Utah Jazz: D.Mitchell 35+5reb+5ast, J.Ingles 18+5reb+10ast, J.Crowder 18+3reb+2ast, R.Rubio 17+2reb+3ast, R.Gobert 13+17reb+3ast, D.Favors 6+3reb
gschID: 705945


Charlotte H. - LA Lakers 115-129

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hornets (35-40) against fourth ranked Lakers (34-42) on Friday night. Host Hornets were defeated by Lakers in Charlotte 129-115. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hornets. Lakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists. LeBron James (203-84) stepped up and scored 27 points and 9 assists for the winners and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (196-93, college: Georgia) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists. At the losing side point guard Kemba Walker (185-90, college: Connecticut) responded with 24 points and 6 assists and guard Dwayne Bacon (201-95, college: FSU) scored 21 points. Four Lakers and five Hornets players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lakers maintains fourth place with 34-42 record. Hornets at the other side keep the third position with 40 games lost.
Top scorers:
Charlotte H.: K.Walker 24+2reb+6ast, D.Bacon 21+3reb+2ast, M.Bridges 17+3reb+5ast, M.Williams 13+5reb+1ast, F.Kaminsky 13+4reb+3ast, D.Graham 11+1reb+4ast
LA Lakers: L.James 27+3reb+9ast, K.Caldwell-Pope 25+4reb+4ast, K.Kuzma 20+3reb+1ast, L.Stephenson 14+13reb, J.Williams III 13+4reb, J.McGee 10+9reb+2ast
gschID: 705946
  




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