NBA News 3/31/16: Warriors Get Win Number 68 With OT Thriller Against Jazz
NBA Player Updates 3/31: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 31, 2016
The NBA is coming at us with six games tonight before gearing up for its heavy weekend schedule. While we get settled in for tip-offs, let’s visit some of the notable players and situations out there right now.
Warriors-Jazz: The Warriors are on a quest to make NBA history, and they’re inching closer every day. Last night’s road game against the Jazz, however, had Golden State fans biting their nails. It took overtime for the defending champs to come away with a 103-96 win over Utah, with Stephen Curry scoring six straight in the extra period and 31 overall.
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Now let’s look at the season wins record. The Warriors have 68 victories to their credit with seven games left to play. They need to win five of those to break the ‘95-’96 Bulls’ record of 72-10.
Spurs-Pelicans: With all the talk of the Warriors, it’s easy to overlook another record-setting team in the West. The Spurs set the league record last night with their 38th straight home victory to open the season and also matched the highest win total (63) of the franchise. This win came 100-92 over the visiting Pelicans, with Kawhi Leonard posting 16 points in 22 minutes. The Spurs and Warriors will have to play each other twice in the next couple of weeks, which sets up some nice storylines.
Lakers-Heat: Now let’s head back to California to check in on another overtime game with the Heat and Lakers. Jordan Clarkson scored 26 here in the 102-100 home victory, logging six in overtime alone. The Heat’s Dwyane Wade put up 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Miami.
Knicks-Mavericks: The Mavericks moved to a tie for seventh place in the West yesterday, thanks to a 91-89 victory over the visiting Knicks. J.J. Barea put up 26 points and helped spark a fourth-quarter rally that put the team over the top. On the other side, Carmelo Anthony put up 31 points, and rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis was out with a shoulder injury.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Thursday, March 31, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, YES)
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS FLORIDA)
Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE)
8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, ALTITUDE)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE)
10:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, CSNHD) F
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