Sports Recaps

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 still holds the second and final spot by a point over Toronto with five games left.
Carter Sends Devils Past Caps
(Newark, NJ) -- Ryan Carter scored with less than five minutes to play, sending the Devils to a 2-1 win over the Capitals at Prudential Center. Tuomo Ruutu also scored for New Jersey while Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots in the win. The Devils have won two out of three to leap the Caps and pull within three points of the second Wild Card spot. Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal in the first for Washington, which has lost five straight. Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves for the Caps, who are now four points out of a Wild Card spot with just five games to play.
Predators Cook Ducks
(Anaheim, CA) -- The Predators rode a four-goal first period to a 5-2 win over the Ducks at Honda Center. Colin Wilson scored twice and Mike Fisher added two goals of his own as Nashville won its fifth in seven games. Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Preds while Pekka Rinne made 27 saves. Kyle Palmieri and Daniel Winnik had the goals for Anaheim while Jonas Hiller was pulled after allowing four goals on 17 shots. Frederik Andersen stopped six shots in relief as the Ducks saw a three-game win streak end.