The NBA Trade Deadline is over. Teams have waived and signed players. We know which teams are tanking, and we know which teams are playing for the post season. It’s March, so our feature “While you were sleeping...” returns! So let’s get to it!
There were nine teams in the Western Conference playing last night, with everything pretty much going our way!
- The Utah Jazz  defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 112-97
- The Los Angeles Clippers  lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-101
- The Memphis Grizzlies  lost to the Dallas Mavericks , 104-100
- The Oklahoma City Thunder  lost to the Phoenix Suns , 118-111
All the teams directly behind Utah lost, while Utah won. Fantastic.
- The San Antonio Spurs  beat the New Orleans Pelicans  in OT, 101-98
- The Los Angeles Lakers  lost to the Boston Celtics, 115-95
There was no bad news last night!
- San Antonio Spurs  host the Minnesota Timberwolves 
- Houston Rockets  host the Memphis Grizzlies 
- Los Angeles Clippers  visit the Chicago Bulls
- Denver Nuggets  host the Charlotte Hornets
- Portland Trail Blazers  host the Brooklyn Nets
Denver and Portland don’t really matter to Utah right now, and neither does San Antonio. Houston and Memphis could go either way, depending on if you are an optimist (Jazz will catch Houston) or pessimist (Jazz need as much help as possible to not drop down too far).
Last night was great. Hopefully tonight will be as well!