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Grizzlies Maul Nuggets
(Memphis, TN) -- Zach Randolph tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds to guide the Grizzlies to a 100-92 win over the Nuggets in Memphis. Marc Gasol scored 24 points to pace Memphis, which holds the final postseason spot in the West by a tiebreaker over the Suns. Mike Conley chipped in with 21 points in the win. Kenneth Faried totaled 17 points and 12 rebounds for Denver, which has lost five of six. Randy Foye registered 21 points and nine boards in the loss.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley says it was great to get the win at FedExForum.
Grizzlies forward Courtney Lee says they aren't worried about the schedule.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol says they were able to make a run in the third.
Nuggets big man Timofey Mozgov says winning is the most important thing.
Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur says they are making their push to the postseason.
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw says they never gave up.
Raptors Rip Pacers
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Terrence Ross tallied 24 points and five rebounds for the Raptors in a 102-94 win against the Pacers at the Air Canada Centre. Jonas Valanciunas added 22 points and nine rebounds for Toronto, which sits tied for third in the East with Chicago. DeMar DeRozan posted 20 points and nine assists in the win. Paul George compiled 26 points and six boards for Indiana, which is a game back in the loss column to Miami for the top spot in the East. David West chipped in with 21 points and seven caroms in defeat.
Raptors forward Patrick Patterson says he feels he's getting better and better every game he's back.
Raptors guard John Salmons says the team is hitting it's stride as the postseason draws near.
Pacers forward Paul George says they gave Toronto too many second chance opportunities.
Pacers center Roy Hibbert says the team needs to figure it out on the road before they can focus on playoffs.
Pacers guard Evan Turner says despite the loss, there are positives from this game.
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel says Toronto played a great game all around.
Bobcats Blast Magic
(Charlotte, NC) -- Al Jefferson totaled 29 points and 16 rebounds to carry the Bobcats by the Magic 91-80 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Kemba Walker posted a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Charlotte, which currently sits as the seventh seed in the East. Anthony Tolliver also had 13 points for the 'Cats. Victor Oladipo tallied 21 points and six rebounds off the bench for Orlando, which has lost three straight. Tobias Harris added 15 points and eight rebounds also off the pine.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson says he wasn't aware of Kemba Walker's triple-double until near the end of the game.
Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker says him helping out on rebounds makes things easier for the whole team.
Bobcats power forward Anthony Tolliver says getting to .500 is great at this point, but their main focus is making it to the postseason.
Magic small forward Tobias Harris says with out without Nikola Vucevic, they need to find a way to win games.
Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn says while they lost, it was good to get some younger players some live game experience.
Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn says the news that Nikola Vucevic was sitting out was very short notice.
Hawks Hammer Cavs
(Atlanta, GA) -- Mike Scott scored 26 points off the bench to pace the Hawks to a 117-98 win over the Cavaliers in Atlanta. Jeff Teague tallied 20 points and 12 assists for Atlanta, which is a game up on the Knicks for the final postseason spot in the East. Paul Millsap had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the win. Dion Waiters scored a team-high 23 points for Cleveland, which had won two in-a-row. Spencer Hawes turned in 16 points, 10 boards and six steals in defeat.
Hawks guard Jeff Teague says Mike Scott was lights out off the bench.
Hawks forward Mike Scott on his offensive gameplan.
Hawks forward Mike Scott says the reserves played well.
Cavs coach Mike Brown says the Hawks were the better team.
Cavs coach Mike Brown says they were off balanced the entire game.
Cavs guard Dion Waiters says Atlanta showed up for this game.
Nets Knock Off Pistons
(Brooklyn, NY) -- Shaun Livingston recorded 23 points and six assists to carry the Nets to a 116-104 win over the Pistons at the Barclays Center. Mirza Teletovic scored 20 points off the bench for Brooklyn, which currently holds the fifth seed in the East. Paul Pierce posted 17 points for the Nets, who have won 15 straight at home. Andre Drummond dropped in 23 points with 18 rebounds for Detroit, which has lost five of six. Josh Smith added 17 points while Kyle Singler had 16 in defeat.
Nets point guard Deron Williams says the bench was pivotal in the win, since him and Joe Johnson got some needed rest because of it.
Nets point guard Deron Williams says the defense came up big in the win.
Nets point guard Deron Williams says making them take more jump shots gave them more chances to get out on the break.
Nets forward Paul Pierce says the team has felt extremely comfortable at home during their 15-game winning streak.
Nets forward Paul Pierce says the bench play has been spectacular all season long.
Nets head coach Jason Kidd says the team's willingness to pass the ball lead them to a lot of open three point shots.
Pistons head coach John Loyer says they didn't make Brooklyn work.
Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey says they have to play a full game.
Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey says the Nets got hot from downtown.
Sixers Top Celtics
(Boston, MA) -- Michael Carter-Williams and Henry Sims each scored 24 points to lead the 76ers to a 111-102 win over the Celtics at the TD Garden. Thaddeus Young and Tony Wroten each had 15 points for the Sixers, who have won two of their last four after going on a 26-game losing streak. Rajon Rondo recorded his 19th career triple-double finishing with 11 points, 11 boards and 16 assists. Jerryd Bayless led the way for the Celtics with 23 points, however he also committed six turnovers. The loss to Philly was Boston's seventh in a row.
Sixers coach Brett Brown says they haven't given up.
Sixers forward Thaddeus Young says winning at this stage is very important.
Sixers forward Thaddeus Young says they crashed the boards.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Philadelphia was just the better team.
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo says they have to start playing better to end the season.
Celtics guard Phil Pressey says they need to be more physical.
Wizards Sink Knicks
(New York, NY) -- Bradley Beal had 28 points and hit the game-winning jumper with 22 seconds left to lift the Wizards over the Knicks 90-89 at Madison Square Garden. John Wall put up 19 points and nine assists for Washington. Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who have won four of their last five. J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 32 points while Carmelo Anthony had just 10 points. Amar'e Stoudemire chipped in 16 points for New York, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat says he enjoyed playing against Tyson Chandler.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat says they were able to overcome J.R. Smith's big night.
Wizards guard John Wall says this was a nice game for their club.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson says both sides battled for the "W."
Knicks coach Mike Woodson on the final play of the game.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson says Carmelo Anthony has to play through his injury.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says his shoulder bothered him a bit.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says this one stings.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says he was never going to leave the game.
Wolves Cool Heat In Double-OT
(Miami, FL) -- Kevin Love had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to a 122-121 win over the Heat in double-overtime. Ricky Rubio also had a double-double for the Wolves scoring 13 points and dishing out 14 assists. Chase Budinger chipped in 24 points off the bench for Minnesota, which had six players score in double figures. LeBron James finished with a game-high 34 points and nine rebounds for Miami. Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 24 points for the Heat, who had their four-game winning streak snapped with the loss.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love says it's huge to be able to get a win against a playoff team on the road.
Timberwolves guard Corey Brewer says his final free throw was his biggest point of the night.
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio says even though their season is over, they want to finish the season strong.
Heat forward LeBron James says it was a night where both teams went back and fourth.
Heat forward Chris Bosh says he's not even paying attention to the Pacers, he's more focused on their play.
Heat guard Mario Chalmers says he felt like he let his team down with a couple of key missed free throws.
Bulls Beat Bucks
(Chicago, IL) -- Kirk Hinrich and Jimmy Butler both posted 17 points to pace the Bulls to a 102-90 win against the Bucks at the United Center. Carlos Boozer turned in 14 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which is tied with Toronto for the third seed in the East. Joakim Noah added 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Brandon Knight scored 22 points to lead Milwaukee, which has lost four straight. Jeff Adrien tallied 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks.
Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich says you have to fight for the full four quarters.
Bulls forward Taj Gibson says the Bucks battled all game.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Milwaukee never went away.
Bucks guard Brandon Knight says despite injuries, the team still battles.
Bucks coach Larry Drew says the team executed the offense very well.
Bucks coach Larry Drew says the team rushed too much in the first half.
Jazz Drop Pelicans
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 21 points each on the way to a 100-96 win over the Pelicans at EnergySolutions Arena. Derrick Favors chipped in 20 points and nine boards for Utah, which snaps a five-game losing streak with the victory. Anthony Morrow led all scorers with 26 points off 9-11 shooting off the bench. Brian Roberts added 18 points for the Pelicans, while Anthony Davis had a quiet night scoring just eight points and grabbing six rebounds. The loss was the fourth straight for New Orleans.
Jazz guard Trey Burke says the team's defense fed the offense.
Jazz forward Richard Jefferson says there is always something to play for.
Jazz guard Alec Burks says everyone came ready to play.
Pelicans guard Brian Roberts says the team couldn't stop Utah when it mattered.
Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow says Utah hit a lot of tough shots.
Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow says the team battled all game.
Rockets Topple Thunder
(Houston, TX) -- James Harden totaled 39 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lift the Rockets over the Thunder 111-107 at the Toyota Center. Houston clinched a playoff spot with the victory. Chandler Parsons chipped in with 23 points while Terrence Jones recorded a double-double for Houston, which snapped a three-game slide. Kevin Durant scored 28 points with 12 rebounds in defeat. It's his 40th straight game with at least 25 points. Serge Ibaka added 27 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Thunder, who saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt.
Rockets guard James Harden says they are pouring out confidence heading toward the playoffs.
Rockets guard James Harden says Serge Ibaka was denying shots left and right.
Rockets forward Chandler Parsons says they tried to put tight defense on Kevin Durant.
Thunder head coach Scott Brooks says Kevin Durant has other things on his mind than a points streak.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant says he was dealing with double and triple teams.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant says they battled until the final buzzer.
Suns Level Blazers
(Portland, OR) -- The Suns outscored the Blazers 30-to-13 in the fourth quarter to top Portland 109-93 at the Moda Center. Gerald Green led the way for Phoenix with 32 points off the bench. Eric Bledsoe totaled 30 points and seven rebounds while Goran Dragic chipped in 19 points. Phoenix stays tied with Memphis for the eighth seed in the West, with the Grizzlies holding the tiebreaker. LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez each totaled 18 points for the Blazers. Damian Lillard added 15 points for Portland, which had it's four-game winning streak snapped.
Suns guard Goran Dragic says this was a must-win game.
Suns coach Jeff Hornacek says the teams effort was outstanding.
Suns guard Eric Bledsoe says a loss would have made the playoff push harder.
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard says they have failed to adjust to Phoenix all season.
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard says the team needs to focus on winning and not the playoffs.
Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez says Phoenix had too many second chances.
Mavericks Smoke Lakers
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and hauled in nine rebounds to lead the Mavericks to a 107-95 win over the Lakers. Brandan Wright contributed 23 points off the bench while Samuel Dalembert chipped in 14 points and 14 boards for Dallas, which moves a half-a-game up on the Grizzlies for the seventh seed in the West. Jodie Meeks led the way for the Lakers with 25 points while Jordan Hill and Nick Young each added 14. Steve Nash scored four points and dished out seven assists in what he says is his final game of the season.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle says they are only focused on their season.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says Samuel Dalembert played well down low.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says they were able to get out of the gate hot.
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni says Jodie Meeks played well.
Lakers guard Jodie Meeks says they have to finish strong to end the year.
Lakers guard Kendall Marshall says Dirk Nowitzki carried the Mavs in this one.
Warriors Whip Kings
(Oakland, CA) -- Klay Thompson tallied 21 points as the Warriors whipped the Kings 102-69 in Oakland. Harrison Barnes had 16 points for Golden State, which is a game and a half back of Portland for the five seed in the West. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green both added double-doubles in the win. DeMarcus Cousins registered 19 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento, which had won two straight. Rudy Gay and Jason Thompson each added 10 points in the loss.
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson says it's extremely impressive that they are 10-and-5 in a challenging division.
Warriors point guard Steph Curry says they can't afford to slip up with the playoffs looming.
Warriors forward Draymond Green says they wanted to keep the intensity up in the second half to protect their lead.
Kings head coach Michael Malone says they were not in the right place mentally, and they need to finish the season strong.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says while they would rather forget this game, they can learn a lot from the tape.
Kings guard Ray McCallum says he blames himself for the loss due to his rough shooting night.
Blackhawks Steal Points From Blue Jackets
(Columbus, OH) -- Ben Smith's goal with four seconds to play sent the Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Jeremy Morin scored in the first period for Chicago while Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa went back-to-back with tallies in the second. Antti Raanta made 24 saves as the 'Hawks won their second straight since a three-game slide. Derek MacKenzie, Ryan Johansen and Artem Anisimov each scored for Columbus in defeat. Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 stops as the Jackets failed to pull forward in the Wild Card race. Columbus stil