This is it, Utah Jazz fans. Our guys have climbed that mountain and are going to be in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. But they still have a chance to make their own destiny with who they end up facing in the first round. The Jazz can into Playoffs, but that #PlayoffPush is still going on as there are only 10 more nights in the 2016-2017 NBA Regular season. There were a bunch of games last night, and a bunch more tonight. So let’s look at what happened “While you were sleeping,” on April 2nd:
The LAL won while PHX lost, meaning that right now there’s more ping-pong balls for Earl Watson’s club than Luke Walton’s.
-  Golden State Warriors beat the [East] Washington Wizards, 139-115: Stephen Curry had 42 points and I am certain that John Wall complained about free throws, right?
-  Houston Rockets beat the  Phoenix Suns, 123-116: Tyler Ulis 34 / 9 / 9? WTF?
-  Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the [East] Charlotte Hornets, 113-101: But for what it is worth, Russell Westbrook had 40 / 13 / 10 in the loss.
-  Memphis Grizzlies lost to the  Los Angeles Lakers, 108-103: Mike Conley and D’Angelo Russell went at each other and scored a total of 48 points, but only 17 assists. #PointGuards
-  Denver Nuggets beat the [East] Miami Heat, 116-113: Danilo Gallinari had 29 points, and I really sometimes wish the Jazz traded Derrick Favors for him. Then I come to my senses.
Golden State winning on the same night as San Antonio makes sure SAS doesn’t get any closer. Houston beating Phoenix means Phoenix is now in last place, not the LA Slackers. Oklahoma City and Memphis, both behind Utah, both lost so they did not gain anything in the loss column. Denver finally won a game, somewhat keeping their potential playoff hopes alive.
-  New Orleans Pelicans lost to the [East] Chicago Bulls, 117-110: Jimmy Butler had 39 points. Ridiculous.
-  Dallas Mavericks beat the [East] Milwaukee Bucks, 109-105: Is the East any good? At all? Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 15 rebounds, and 9 assists.
All four of these teams do not matter this season.
-  San Antonio Spurs beat the  Utah Jazz, 109-103: Booo!
This game was closer and farther away than the final score indicates. The loss hurts the Jazz because, c’mon, it’s a loss in April.
-  Portland Trail Blazers @  Minnesota Timberwolves: This is the make-up game from earlier on this season - that makes both teams more tired for the rest of the week.
Hopefully this goes deep into OT. GET TIRED FOOL!