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NBA News 4/8/16: Warriors Top Spurs for Win Number 70

NBA Player Updates 4/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

April 8, 2016

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We’ve got a whopping 10 games to look forward to in the NBA tonight, and this is where the playoff races really start heating up. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s check out some of the key players and stats out there in our daily wrap-up.

Heat-Bulls: The Heat were able to top the visiting Bulls last night in Miami 106-98, thanks to 21 points by Dwyane Wade and 17 from Joe Johnson.
Miami logged 66 points in the second half, spurred on by double-doubles by Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside, who each had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
This all but squashes the Bulls’ playoff hopes; they could be officially out as early as tonight.

NBA News 4/8/16: Warriors Top Spurs for Win Number 70

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Raptors-Hawks: The Hawks bagged a key win against the Raptors last night in Atlanta, taking a 95-87 victory in an all-around solid effort.
Jeff Teague posted 23 points, while Kyle Korver added 14 of his own. The win keeps the Hawks in third place in the Eastern Conference.
This was the first win for the Hawks against the Raptors in four games this season. They’re a half-game ahead of the Celtics for that No. 3 spot right now.

Suns-Rockets: Phoenix came into last night’s game in Houston as the losers of seven straight, but they righted the ship with a 124-115 victory on the road.
The loss was another crushing hit to the Rockets’ playoff hopes; they’re now 1 ½ games behind the Jazz for that No. 8 postseason spot.
Mirza Teletovic posted 26 bench points for the suns in this one, and P.J. Tucker added 24 for his part.

Warriors-Spurs: Last night’s marquis matchup happened in Oakland when the Spurs went to visit the Warriors.
This was Golden State’s night, as they won game No. 70 with a 112-101 result. Stephen Curry posted 27 points, while Harrison Barnes put up 21.
The Warriors become just the second team in NBA history to win 70 games. If they win their final three, they can break the 72-win record set by that iconic ‘95-’96 Bulls team.

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.

Friday, April 8, 2016:

7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, YES)
Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, FOX SPORTS SUN)
New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, MSG)

7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FSNWI+)
Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, CSN)
Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors (SPORTSNET ONE, FSI)

8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, TWC SN/TWC D)

8:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks (NBATV, KTXA, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)

9:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FSSW)
Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz (ROOT, PRIME TICKET)

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