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Result: Brooklyn Nets edge closer to playoffs with Milwaukee Bucks win

Eight Brooklyn players finished with double-digit scores in Saturday night’s victory. The Brooklyn Nets strengthened their play-off hopes with a 133-128 win over the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks. In a back-and-forth game, D’Angelo Russell starred for the Nets, finishing with 25 points and 10 assists, while seven of his team-mates scored at least 10 points. The Bucks, who ensured they will head into the play-offs as the top seed against Philadephia earlier in the week, made it a difficult game, however, outstripping the Nets’ lead twice before a 7-0 run in the final two minutes sealed the win for the visitors. 📊 @Infor Final Numbers 📊 Season-high-tying EIGHT players in double-digits tonight@Dloading | 25p@CarisLeVert | 24p@JaredDudley619 | 16pJoe Harris | 14p@RODIONS1 | 11p...

Result: Giannis Antetokounmpo stars as Milwaukee Bucks cruise past Brooklyn Nets

Giannis Antetokounmpo starred as the Milwaukee Bucks moved a step closer to clinching home-court advantage throughout the NBA play-offs with a 131-121 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Antetokounmpo finished with 28 points – 14 of them coming in the fourth quarter – and claimed 11 rebounds as the Bucks earned their 58th win of the season. Eric Bledsoe also impressed for Milwaukee as he contributed 29 points, five rebounds, seven assists, five steals and two blocks in the triumph. The @Bucks win in Brooklyn behind @EBled2 (29 PTS) & @Giannis_An34 (28 PTS)! #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/ZpSp98iqTo — NBA (@NBA) April 2, 2019 The Bucks now need just one more victory to ensure they boast the NBA’s best record heading into the play-offs, an achievement that would already have been theirs if t...

Result: Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff-clinching win marred by Jusuf Nurkic injury

There were also wins for the Jazz and Magic. The Portland Trail Blazers needed two periods of overtime to beat the Brooklyn Nets and secure a play-off place – but it came at a cost. Starting centre Jusuf Nurkic had scored 32 points and claimed 16 rebounds in the 148-144 victory but suffered a leg injury in the second overtime period after landing awkwardly. Nurkic was carried off on a stretcher and Blazers coach Terry Stotts  confirmed after the game that the Bosnian had been taken to hospital. We love you, @bosnianbeast27 ❤ pic.twitter.com/x7JRRtsR7I — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 26, 2019 Damian Lillard added 31 points and 12 assists for the Trail Blazers, who ensured their sixth consecutive appearance in the post-season, while D’Angelo Russell scored 39 points for Brooklyn....

Result: LeBron James to miss playoffs for first time in 14 years

LeBron James will not be in the NBA play-offs for the first time in 14 years after the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 111-106 defeat by the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. James moved to the Lakers after completing a second spell with the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer. But the Lakers have struggled without the 34-year-old, who has missed 17 games through injury this season, to miss the play-offs for a record sixth straight year. 🎥 LeBron finished with 25 points, 14 assists, and 9 boards in tonight’s loss against the Nets. pic.twitter.com/ivCLP9Lneb — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 23, 2019 James, who last failed to make the play-offs in 2005, finished with 25 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, but it was Nets guard D’Angelo Russell who stole the show on Friday night. Rus...

Result: Curry hits 36 as Golden State Warriors down Minnesota Timberwolves

The Brooklyn Nets also staged a stunning comeback. Steph Curry hit 36 points as the Golden State Warriors regained their top spot in the Western Conference with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota went into the game having lost their last three and four Warriors put up double figures in the 117-107 victory. The Splash Brothers posted 64 points combined en route to the Dubs’ road win 💦 Relive it in tonight’s Game Rewind, presented by @verizon ⏪ pic.twitter.com/qufRjd3BSv — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 20, 2019 Curry scored 22 of his 36 in the third quarter, Klay Thompson scored 28 and Kevin Durant 17, while Karl-Anthony Towns top scored for the Timberwolves with 26 points and 21 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets erased a 25-point deficit in the final 12 minutes...

Result: Warriors become first Western Conference team to claim play-off spot

The Golden State Warriors became the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a play-off spot with a 110-88 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Steph Curry scored 33 points for the Warriors, who were still missing an injured Kevin Durant, but Klay Thompson was on hand to provide the back-up with 23 points. The win means the Warriors – who cannot finish any worse than in eighth place – move into their seventh straight play-off berth. Clinched. ✅ pic.twitter.com/q15VOLhCwh — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 17, 2019 The San Antonio Spurs extended their winning run to eight games as they overcame the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103. DeMar DeRozan finished with 21 points for the Spurs but there was further disappointment for Portland after CJ McCollum exited the court in the third ...

Result: Russell Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record

Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111. The Thunder star recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to break a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles. Paul George also scored a triple-double for Oklahoma with 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. 🔊 Loud City gets louder as Russ passes Wilt. #TripleDoubleKing 👑 pic.twitter.com/8LLCDw3F9O — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 12, 2019 There was less success for the New York Knicks, who sank to a franchise-record 17th straight loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite rallying from a 17-point deficit and getting to within a single point of the Cavs with less than a minute to play, the Knicks fell 107-104 at Q...

Result: Harden stars again but Rockets crash to Nets loss

James Harden’s remarkable season hit new heights but he was unable to prevent the Houston Rockets from suffering a 145-142 overtime defeat to the Brooklyn Nets. The reigning MVP finished with 58 points – breaking his season-high for the second time this week – as well as 10 rebounds and six assists but the Rockets were overpowered by a late rally from Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie. Battled but came up short in OT. 📊 Harden 58PTS pic.twitter.com/PQYLpGTgGJ — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) January 17, 2019 The Nets point guard poured in a total of 33 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and drained the three-pointer that forced overtime as well as the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left in the extra period. Defeat was tough on red-hot Harden, who has now scored at leas...

Result: Kawhi Leonard leads the way as Toronto continue to impress

The Toronto Raptors came through a dramatic fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 106-104 and improve their NBA-best record. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 30 points, eight rebounds and two steals, while Danny Green hit a three-pointer to put the Raptors ahead with just over 20 seconds remaining. The final quarter saw the lead change hands 12 times, with Miami missing the chance to take the win on the game’s final possession. Toronto now stand on 26 wins and 10 losses for the season. Helluva finish. @TangerineHoops Game Highlights 📺: https://t.co/lpwfYGkUxl pic.twitter.com/pCNjFYDjm2 — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 27, 2018 Joe Harris scored the game-winner with 3.4 seconds left in the second period of overtime to clinch a 134-132 win for the Brooklyn Nets over the Charlotte Hornets....

Result: Russell Westbrook leads Oklahoma City to huge victory over Atlanta Hawks

The Thunder had a season-high 18 three-pointers. Six players scored in double figures as the Oklahoma City Thunder swept aside the Atlanta Hawks 124-109. Russell Westbrook led the way on 23 points as the side recorded a season-high 18 three-pointers to improve to 14-7 for the season. Despite a slow start, the Thunder rallied to surge ahead in the second quarter and ended up shooting 52.3 percent from the field. With his grandma in the house from Spain, @alexabrines drills career-high 7 threes. pic.twitter.com/FzFqzO5KTF — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 1, 2018 The Memphis Grizzlies took a 131-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in double overtime. Mike Conley had his third double-double of the season, finishing on 37 points and 10 assists, and scored 17 of his points in overtime. Jaren ...

Result: Washington Wizards rally for late win against Los Angeles Clippers

There were also wins for the Raptors, Trail Blazers and Nets. The Washington Wizards fought back from 24 points down in the second quarter to see off the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118. John Wall, Bradley Beal and Jeff Green each had 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards outscored the visitors 39-23 in the final 12 minutes to seal the win. Wall had 30 on the night, while Tobias Harris top scored for the Clippers with 29 as the side fell to 11-6, half a game behind the Golden State Warriors at the top of the Pacific Division. https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1065079855367286784/ Danny Green hit a jump shot with 0.5 seconds left on the clock as the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 93-91. Evan Fournier drew the game level with two seconds left with a dunk, but the Raptors t...

It could’ve been a lot worse: Caris LeVert thanks well-wishers after foot injury

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has said an injury he suffered during a game on Monday “could’ve been a lot worse” as he thanked well-wishers for their messages of support. The 24-year-old went down after leaping to defend at the rim during a match against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Centre. He was tended to by medics before being stretchered off court, leaving fans and fellow players visibly shocked. I just want to thank God above all things b/c despite how bad the injury looked, it could’ve been a lot worse. Thanks to all for the prayers, messages, love, support for both my family & me. We appreciate you all! Can’t wait to get back out there with my brothers!!! @BrooklynNets pic.twitter.com/ZaOYO8WKl6 — Caris LeVert (@CarisLeVert) November ...

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