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|
|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|
|6||Los Angeles Clippers||@NOH||L||26||21||55.3%||9|
|12||Portland Trail Blazers||MEM||W||22||25||46.8%||13|
|13||Golden State Warriors||@HOU||L||19||26||42.2%||15|
|15||New Orleans Hornets||LAC||W||12||35||25.5%||23|
While you were sleeping:
- 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?
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