While You Were Sleeping - March 22nd

March 22, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings players surround guard Marcus Thornton (23) after being fouled and falling on the play against the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. The Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Kind of a crazy night, last night. This happened. So did this. A couple of pretty big surprises, and Mark Jackson does little to help us out. The Jazz now sit just a game out of 5th place, and another half out of 4th. Amazing. We say it every year, but the WC playoff race is TIGHT.

All of this happened while.. well, you probably weren't sleeping because of that intense finish to the Jazz game.

WYWS, after the jump

Western Conference - While you were sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
1 Oklahoma City Thunder 35 12 74.5% --
2 San Antonio Spurs 30 14 68.2% 3.5
3 Los Angeles Lakers 29 17 63.0% 6
4 Dallas Mavericks 27 21 56.3% 8.5
5 Memphis Grizzlies @POR L 25 20 55.6% 9
6 Los Angeles Clippers @NOH L 26 21 55.3% 9
7 Denver Nuggets 26 21 55.3% 9
8 Houston Rockets GSW W 26 22 54.2% 9.5
9 Utah Jazz @SAC W 25 22 53.2% 10
10 Phoenix Suns 23 24 48.9% 12
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 23 25 47.9% 12.5
12 Portland Trail Blazers MEM W 22 25 46.8% 13
13 Golden State Warriors @HOU L 19 26 42.2% 15
14 Sacramento Kings UTH L 17 30 36.2% 18
15 New Orleans Hornets LAC W 12 35 25.5% 23

While you were sleeping:

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The Good

  • Jazz 103 - Kings 102: Thanks to the amazing, uh.. "alley-oop" pictured above
  • Clippers 90 - Hornets 97: I would not want to be Vinny Del Negro today
  • Grizzlies 93 - Trailblazers 97: Did anyone get my ALLEN tanking joke yesterday?

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The "Come on Man" News:

  • Warriors 83 - Rockets 109: Did they even try? Hey Joe Lacob, your tank is showing.

Tonight's Important Games:

Busy night of basketball, tonight.

  • Suns @ Pacers: Look for this Pacers squad to be reinvigorated by the recent signing of big man extraordinaire, Kyrylo Fesenko
  • Timberwolves @ Thunder: Key matchup here is Derek Fisher vs. JJ Barea.
  • Mavs @ Spurs: The black and silver could help the Jazz tonight.
  • Trailblazers @ Lakers: Don't hold your breath.
  • Nuggets @ Jazz: This has HUGE implications. Look for the preview later on today

Go Jazz!

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