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While You Were Sleeping: Five points

Lots of games last night and I didn't see any of them, because... well, it was Friday night.


The Ugly

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Toronto Raptors 93 @ Philadelphia 76ers 98

Another huge game by DeRozan, who had 27 points on 19 shots, but it just wasn't enough to by the Sixers, who are still jockeying for the 6 seed.

Toronto:  21-58

Sacramento Kings 96 @ Memphis Grizzlies 101

So close.  Hard to overcome a -17 free throw deficiency and Z-Bo abusing every King's big, en route to  27 pts (10-18) and 15 boards.  Memphis clinched their playoff birth and the Kings won a trip to Golden State.

Sacramento:  23-56

Washington Wizards 88 @ Boston Celtics 104

The Celtics took this opportunity to bolster their sliding confidence by beating a turrible team.  Crawford continues to take a ton of shots, and the Wizards are making it difficult to even include them on this little watch list.

Washington:  21-58

As it currently stands, the Raptors and Wizards would need to win out to even tie the Nets record.  Don't count on the Wizards doing it, as their final opponents are Atlanta, Boston, and @ Cleveland.  The Raptors could give a little help, as their next 3 come against NJ, @ Milwaukee, and home again for Miami, whom we can only hope is resting at least 2 of the big 3.

 

The Good

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New York Knicks 116 @ New Jersey Nets 93

No Stoudemire, no problem.  The Nugge.. I mean Knicks dropped 15 trey's on the Nets, who went without DWill, Kris Kardashian, and Morrow.  Keep doing what you do, Nets.  Next up, Toronto on Sunday.

New Jersey:  24-55

Jazz stuff after the jump.

The Jazz helped themselves (I guess) by losing to the Blazers, and now sit a game behind Phoenix and just 2 games ahead of Golden State.  I never thought I'd type that last part.

Its entirely possible for the Warriors to catch the Jazz, based on the two team's final 3 games.  The Jazz have @SA, @NO, then finish the season at home against the Nuggets

The Warriors get Sac, @ Denver, then end at home against Portland.

All comments are the opinion of the commenter and not necessarily that of SLC Dunk or SB Nation.

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