Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference after beating the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh took the night off Monday, and the Heat was beaten 114-93 by the Washington Wizards in a no-contest game that guaranteed the Eastern Conference’s top seed for the Indiana Pacers.
David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
Control of the Eastern Conference again belongs to the Heat, after LeBron James scored 36 points and the two-time defending NBA champions opened the second half with a 16-0 run on the way to beating the Pacers 98-86 — a win that vaulted Miami a half-game ahead of Indiana in the race for a No.
Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27 and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 Wednesday night in a possible playoff preview.
Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.
Indiana lost at home to Atlanta and Miami posted a victory over visiting New York, giving the Heat a one-game lead in the Eastern Conference.
Rodney Stuckey from Kentwood High School came off the bench to score 26 points and help the Detroit Pistons rally for a 115-111 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 40th straight game with at least 25 points, the longest streak since Michael Jordan also did it 40 consecutive times in 1986-87.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs’ winning streak at 19 games.
Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists and Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, extending their franchise record winning streak to 19 games.
Chris Hansen, who donated a Sodo warehouse to the A Plus Youth Program on Wednesday, remains optimistic about bringing an NBA team to Seattle and said he is not interested in being a majority owner of an NHL team.
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Stephen Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over host Dallas.
Tony Parker scored 22 points as San Antonio routed Indiana 103-77 for its franchise-record 18th victory in a row.