APRIL. 18, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) is fouled as he drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers point guard Jonny Flynn (3) during the third quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. The Jazz won the game 112-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE
The Hornets surprised the hell out of me with this win. Probably the Rockets, as well. The Rockets are collapsing in similar fashion to the Jazz of two years ago, only that team made it into the 8th seed (and a first round sweep at the hands of the Lakers).
No help from the Clippers. Such an on and off relationship with that team. One night they're your best friend, the next they have forsaken you.
Another off night for the Jazz, but we'll look at the important games after the Jump.
|Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping|
|1||x||San Antonio Spurs||45||16||73.8%||--|
|1||x||Oklahoma City Thunder||45||17||72.6%||0.5|
|3||x||Los Angeles Lakers||40||23||63.5%||6|
|4||x||Los Angeles Clippers||@PHX||L||39||24||61.9%||7|
|11||o||Portland Trail Blazers||28||35||44.4%||18|
|13||o||Golden State Warriors||22||39||36.1%||23|
|15||o||New Orleans Hornets||HOU||W||20||43||31.7%||26|
While you were sleeping:
- Rockets 99 - Hornets 105: The Rockets are crashing back to Earth and burning up in its atmosphere.
- Clippers 90 - Suns 93: Ouch. Clippers couldn't hold on in this close game.
Tonight's Important Games:
- Warriors @ Mavericks: So, chalk this up as a Mav's win now?