Brooklyn net themselves a Playoff spot

The Brooklyn Nets had a double reason to celebrate on Tuesday night, securing a spot in the NBA playoffs, and doing it in style landing a franchise-record 14th-straight game at home with a 105-96 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Joe Johnson scored 32 points for the Nets scoring 32 points, along with three assists and four rebounds.

Four wins on the bounce now for the Portland Trail Blazers, as they beat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-112 – Damian Lillard top-scoring for Portland with 34 points and eight assists.

Also on Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors got back to winning ways, but only just, with a 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Monday’s action saw Miami Heat extended their winning streak to three games with a 93-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors, and moved ahead of the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference standings for the first time.

That was compounded by the San Antonio Spurs extended their own winning run to 18 games with a 103-77 victory over the Pacers.

The Los Angeles Clippers are building great momentum ahead of the playoffs, as they held on for a 114-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves to move two behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second spot in the West.

Charlotte Bobcats took the spoils over the Washington Wizards 100-94, but the Wizards remain two wins ahead of the Bobcats in the Eastern Conference, whilst the Philadelphia 76ers lost 103-94 against the Atlanta Hawks and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 116-111.

The Chicago Bulls turned around a nine-point deficit to see off the Boston Celtics 94-80, the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 102-97, the New York Knicks claimed a 92-83 win over the Utah Jazz, and the Memphis Grizzlies condemned the Denver Nuggets to a fourth successive defeat, 94-92.

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