While the Jazz just couldn't manage to propel themselves up the playoff ladder, they did get a little help from our friendly neighbors to the north. With their loss last night they move back into a 3 way tie with Denver and Houston, record-wise, but hold the 7th seed due to owning tie-breakers against both.
Other than that, not much help from anywhere else. Phoenix looks to be fading fast as their tough schedule catches up to them. Oh, David Stern was out-tanked by Mark Jackson despite Ariza, Kaman, Okafor, and Ayon not playing. So, I guess he is good for something (Right, Moni?)
|Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping|
|1||Oklahoma City Thunder||38||12||76.0%||--|
|2||San Antonio Spurs||@SAC||W||35||14||71.4%||2.5|
|3||Los Angeles Lakers||31||19||62.0%||7|
|4||Los Angeles Clippers||PHX||W||29||21||58.0%||9|
|12||Portland Trail Blazers||23||27||46.0%||15|
|13||Golden State Warriors||NOH||L||20||29||40.8%||17.5|
|15||New Orleans Hornets||@GSW||W||13||37||26.0%||25|
While you were sleeping:
- Nuggets 96 - Raptors 105: Thanks, Canada
- Suns 86 - Clippers 103
Tonight's Important Games:
- Mavericks @ Heat: The Heat destroyed the Mavs in their first matchup, in Dallas.
- Thunder @ Lakers: This one is on. Not much impact on the Jazz either way