Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title (The Associated Press)
29 Mar 2017 at 6:05am
The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise's first division title in 38 years. ''We had a little water bottle fight in here,'' a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. John Wall shot 14 of 25 for 34 points and Beal was held to 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, but the Wizards ended the longest division-title drought in NBA history with their fourth straight victory.
NBA standings (Reuters)
29 Mar 2017 at 5:26am
March 29 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Tuesday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 48 26 .649 - 2. Toronto 45 29 .608 3 3. Philadelphia 28 46 .378 20 4. NY Knicks 28 46 .378 20 5. Brooklyn 16 58 .216 32 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 47 26 .644 - 2. Milwaukee 38 36 .514 9 1/2 3. Indiana 37 37 .500 10 1/2 4. Chicago 35 39 .473 12 1/2 5. Detroit 34 41 .453 14 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Washington 46 28 .622 - 2. Atlanta 38 36 .514 8 3. Miami 36 38 .486 10 4. Charlotte 33 41 .446 13 5. Orlando 27 47 . ...
NBA results (Reuters)
29 Mar 2017 at 4:54am
March 29 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) Washington 119 LA LAKERS 108 PORTLAND 122 Denver 113 Golden State 113 HOUSTON 106 Philadelphia 106 BROOKLYN 101 ATLANTA 95 Phoenix 91 Miami 97 DETROIT 96 Milwaukee 118 CHARLOTTE 108 Minnesota 115 INDIANA 114
Schroder, Hawks beat Suns 95-91 to snap 7-game losing streak (The Associated ...
29 Mar 2017 at 3:20am
The Atlanta Hawks had another tough night from long range. Dennis Schroder just kept shooting anyway. The Hawks point guard hit consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to spark a 17-1 run that carried Atlanta to a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak and giving his team's playoff hopes a much-needed boost.
Rubio's late free throws help Minnesota end skid at Indiana (The Associated P...
29 Mar 2017 at 3:17am
Ricky Rubio thought the refs made the right call Tuesday night. Following the disputed foul call, Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves their only lead of the fourth quarter and an improbable 115-114 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The foul was called on Jeff Teague, though it appeared Rubio ran into teammate Gorgui Dieng.
Nuggets-Trail Blazers Preview (The Associated Press)
28 Mar 2017 at 6:10pm
The Denver Nuggets begin a five-game road trip with the most important game of the season thus far Tuesday night, against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. Coach Michael Malone hopes his players are more ready to play than they were in a 115-90 drubbing by New Orleans at home on Sunday, a major setback in the Nuggets' bid to make the playoffs. Denver (35-38) is now in a tie with the Trail Blazers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Wizards-Lakers Preview (The Associated Press)
28 Mar 2017 at 6:03pm
With a crucial four-game stretch against Western Conference foes ahead of them, the Washington Wizards try to keep their bid alive for the top spot in the Eastern Conference when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Staples Center. The Wizards (45-28), who already clinched a playoff berth, have won three straight, including a 127-115 victory over the host Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Point guard John Wall led the way with 37 points and 11 assists as the Wizards continue to chase the conference-leading Boston Celtics and the Cavaliers for first place in the East.
Tuesday's Game of the Night: Denver at Portland and the big battle (Ball Don'...
28 Mar 2017 at 3:35pm
The 2016-17 NBA regular season, thankfully, is nearing an end. Since we all need the reminders as to who is set to start the playoffs where, who needs a bump during awards season or with a statistical accomplishment, and who is doing their best work in losing in order to grab improved lottery ball odds, Ball Don?t Lie is set to look at what should be your game of that particular day between now and the end of the term on April 12.
Agreement puts Jeanie Buss in control of Lakers for life (The Associated Press)
27 Mar 2017 at 11:01pm
A battle over control of the Los Angeles Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the storied NBA franchise for the rest of her life, making permanent the arrangement her late father and longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss said in his will that he wanted. The agreement was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday and states that Jim and Johnny Buss have agreed that their sister will serve as the controlling owner. The filing ends weeks of uncertainty about control of the Lakers as the franchise tries to put several losing seasons behind it.
Jeanie Buss thwarts family coup, maintains control of NBA Lakers (AFP)
27 Mar 2017 at 9:48pm
Jeanie Buss will remain the controlling owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers under an agreement reached with her brothers, her lawyer confirmed on Monday. Attorney Adam Streisand also said that Jeanie Buss has removed one of her siblings, Jim Buss, as a trustee and replaced him with her younger sister, Janie Buss. The agreement ends a dispute that surfaced in court this month after Buss brothers Jim and Johnny proposed a board of directors that didn't include Jeanie Buss -- which would have meant she couldn't continue as controlling owner of the team.
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