NBA Teams Make Final Push for Playoffs in Last Regular Season Games

As almost always, the teams already eliminated are being the protagonists of the last days, dictating with their unexpected victories the final positions of those that will play in the playoffs for the ring.

The 30 NBA franchises competed this morning before Sunday’s war, in which the vast majority of teams will know their fate coinciding with the end of the regular phase.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 125 – 107 MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Without a doubt, one of the winners of the day. The Oklahoma City Thunder they took advantage of some Milwaukee Bucks without the greek Giannis Antetokounmpo is Damian Lillard and took advantage of the absences of the visiting pillars to win, with 26 points of Shai Gilgeous Alexander and 23 points and nine rebounds from Chet Holmgren.

The victory puts the Thunder, the great revelation of this season, at the top of the Western Conference, tying with the Nuggets and Timberwolves. The Bucks, for their part, make life difficult for themselves: they maintain second position in the East but are tied with the Knicks at 49-32 and with the Cavaliers one victory away (48-33).

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 109 – 106 ATLANTA HAWKS

Those who did not fail, not without suffering, were the Wolves, who beat the Hawks who knew they would finish tenth in the East.

On a night when Anthony Edwards did not go beyond 14 points, the French Rudy Gobert He dominated the area with a double-double of 24 points and 19 rebounds. The Dominican Karl Anthony Towns He returned after 18 games out due to injury and contributed 11 points and 8 assists in 27 minutes on the court.

Problems for champions Alex Molina

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 125 – 113 ORLANDO MAGIC

There is a three-way tie at the top of the Western Conference and also in the last three playoff positions in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers They only know how to win from the return of their leader Joel Embiid and they joined before the Orlando Magic their seventh consecutive victory to reach the Florida team in the fight for sixth place, driven by a double double of 32 points and 13 rebounds from their stellar center.

At this time, the 76ers would compete in the play-in by staying in seventh position with a balance of 46-35, while the Magic and the Indiana Pacers, also with the same balance of victories, would directly access the playoffs as fifth and sixth seeded.

Tyrese Maxey He contributed 28 points in a momentous victory for the 76ers, who went from sinking to being the fittest team in the league.

NEW YORK KNICKS 111 – 107 BROOKLYN NETS

The Knicks rallied after a 13-30 first quarter and won the New York derby for the fourth time in four this year, allowing them to catch up with the Bucks, second in the East. Those from Milwaukee remain ahead with one game remaining by having better results in direct clashes.

Jalen Brunson He surpassed thirty points for the sixth consecutive game and led the victory with 30 points and 11 assists.

To win away from home Alex Molina

SACRAMENTO KINGS 107 – 108 PHOENIX SUNS

Los Suns achieved a momentous victory in the field of Kings with 28 points Kevin Durant and 21 of Devin Booker. The victory is absolutely vital for those from Arizona, who are one win away from the Pelicans having the average won with those from New Orleans.

The Kings succumbed despite 25 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists from Domantas Sabonis.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 109 – NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Another duel between Western Conference teams that are immersed in the fight for the playoffs and play-in. After winning at the Kings’ field, the Pelicans They sealed another great victory, this time on the Warriors’ court, and maintained for one more day the precious sixth place that gives direct access to the playoffs.

CJ McCollum shone with 28 points, Zion Williamson scored 26 and Trey Murphy contributed 24 for the Pelicans. The Warriors, in which Steph Curry They scored 33 points, they are tenth, tied with Kings with a balance of 45-36.

The West is red hot Alex Molina

BOSTON CELTICS 131 – 98 CHARLOTTE HORNETS

In one of the few games with nothing at stake, the Celtics bounced back from the loss against the Knicks and crushed the Hornets for victory number 40 in 44 games played at home despite competing without Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday, Kristaps Porzingis or Al Horford.

Payton Prichard He was the leader of the victory with a double-double of 31 points and 11 assists.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 129 – 120 INDIANA PACERS

In a duel between franchises from the noble zone of the Eastern Conference, the Cavs managed to defeat the Pacers with 33 points from Donovan Mitchell and a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds from Jarrett Allen.

Pacers, Magic and 76ers are currently tied in the standings, with only one game still left to decide their position in the postseason, sending one of the three to the always dramatic play-in.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 109 – 110 UTAH JAZZ

Sweet defeat of the Clipperswho are already mathematically fourth after the loss of the Dallas Mavericks.

The Los Angeles team lost at home against the Jazz on a night in which Kawhi Leonard was out and Kenneth Lofton shone with his own light to lead the visiting victory: 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the Los Angeles team. Utah Jazz.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS 127 – 129 CHICAGO BULLS

Los Chicago Bullsalready sure of ninth place and playing the play-in at home against the Atlanta Hawks, won in Washington, giving their starters a rest DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic.

Javonte Green He was the Bulls’ leading scorer with 24 points.

MIEMI HEAT 125 – 103 TORONTO RAPTORS

Los Heateighth in the West, won with authority at home against the Raptorsalready out of the postseason for weeks, with 20 points and 9 assists from the Mexican Jloves Jáquez.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 107 – 116 HOUSTON ROCKETS

The Moda Center in Portland hosted a game between teams already eliminated from the postseason and the Rockets triumphed against the Blazers driven by 26 points and 9 rebounds from Jalen Green.

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