While You Were Sleeping - April 19th

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.

The Standings:

Western Conference - While You Were Sleeping
Seed Team Game Result W L % GB
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
5 x Memphis Grizzlies 37 25 59.7% 8.5
6 x Dallas Mavericks 35 28 55.6% 11
7 Denver Nuggets 34 28 54.8% 11.5
9 Phoenix Suns LAC W 33 30 52.4% 13
8 Utah Jazz 33 30 52.4% 13
10 Houston Rockets @NOH L 32 31 50.8% 14
11 o Portland Trail Blazers 28 35 44.4% 18
12 o Minnesota Timberwolves @DET W 26 38 40.6% 20.5
13 o Golden State Warriors 22 39 36.1% 23
14 o Sacramento Kings 20 42 32.3% 25.5
15 o New Orleans Hornets HOU W 20 43 31.7% 26
x- clinched
o- eliminated

While you were sleeping:


The Good:

  • Rockets 99 - Hornets 105: The Rockets are crashing back to Earth and burning up in its atmosphere.


    The Bad:

    • 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?
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