While You Were Sleeping March 21st

March 20, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) dribbles up court during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Thunder 97-90. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

I'm not really sure how to sum up last night's action. "Eh" comes to mind, though. The Jazz did get some help from the Lakers and Thunder, to help close the gap to the 4th seed.

The Jazz did get some draft aid as the Hornets out-tanked the cantankerous Mark Jackson. (You're welcome) Here's the current standings:

Western Conference - While you were sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 Oklahoma City Thunder LAC W 35 12 74.5% --
2 San Antonio Spurs MIN W 30 14 68.2% 3.5
3 Los Angeles Lakers @DAL W 29 18 63.0% 6
4 Dallas Mavericks LAL L 27 21 56.8% 8.5
5 Los Angeles Clippers @OKC L 26 20 56.5% 8.5
6 Memphis Grizzlies

25 19 56.3% 8.5
7 Denver Nuggets DET W 26 21 55.3% 9
8 Houston Rockets 25 22 53.2% 10
9 Utah Jazz 24 22 52.2% 10.5
10 Phoenix Suns @ORL L 23 24 48.9% 12
11 Minnesota Timberwolves @SAS L 23 25 47.9% 12.5
12 Portland Trail Blazers 21 25 45.7% 13.5
13 Golden State Warriors @NOH W 19 25 43.2% 14.5
14 Sacramento Kings 17 29 37.0% 17.5
15 New Orleans Hornets GSW L 11 35 23.9% 23.5

The rest after the jump

While you were sleeping:

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The Good News! Two Sap Thumbs Up!

  • Suns 93 - Magic 103: The Suns drop another on the road.
  • Clippers 91 - Thunder 114: Good old fashion a__ whipping.
  • Lakers 109 - Mavericks 93: Jazz now just 3 games behind the Mavs

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The 'Meh' !

  • Timberwolves 100 - Spurs 116: Anyone else think its weird to see the Spurs putting scores in the 100's?

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The Bad News, Brought to you by Sad Bench:

  • Nuggets 116 - Pistons 115: JaVale McGee finally does something right, and the Jazz suffer. The Universe, ladies and gentlemen.

Tonight's Important Games:

  • Warriors @ Rockets: Don't hold your breath.
  • Clippers @ Hornets: You never know with these Hornets.
  • Jazz @ Kings: I'll leave this one for the preview.
  • Grizzlies @ Trailblazers: Commence tank sequence Alpha Lima Lima Echo November.
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