There was a little outside help last night, but the important thing is that the Jazz helped themselves. What an amazing night to be a basketball fan. Its only going to get more exciting as we come down the stretch and all those inter-conference games, that were conveniently scheduled at the end of the season, are played.
It would also appear that the various tank squads are in full battle mode, er, I should say full losing battle mode. Kevin Love went down with a mild concussion, and will likely miss several games (if he returns at all). LMA didn't play last night due to a hip injury, and there is talk of him sitting the rest of the season.
The standings and WYWS after le Jump.
|Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping|
|1||x||Oklahoma City Thunder||LAC||L||42||16||72.4%||--|
|2||x||San Antonio Spurs||LAL||L||40||16||71.4%||1|
|3||Los Angeles Lakers||@SAS||W||37||22||62.7%||5.5|
|4||Los Angeles Clippers||@OKC||W||35||23||60.3%||7|
|11||Portland Trail Blazers||GSW||W||28||31||47.5%||14.5|
|13||o||Golden State Warriors||@POR||L||22||35||38.6%||19.5|
|15||o||New Orleans Hornets||SAC||W||16||42||27.6%||26|
While you were sleeping:
The Fantastic News:
- Jazz 103 - Rockets 91: "Man, Hayward has been a @#$%& killer today" - A Rockets Fan
- Suns 93 - Grizzlies 104: I would not want to play the Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs
- Clippers 100 - Thunder 98: Big win for the Clipps
- Lakers 98 - Spurs 84: Big three shaking off the rust?
- Timberwolves 107 - Nuggets 113: Wolves made a run, but just didn't have enough, in this defensive battle.
- Warriors 110 - Trailblazers 118: This is sort of "meh" because the Kings also lost. Its a wash.
Tonight's Important Games:
- Mavericks @ Warriors: Really, the only one to keep an eye on tonight. Just don't hold your breath.