NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/31/15
NBA Player Updates 3/31: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 31, 2015
The NBA is taking a bit of a breather tonight ahead of tomorrow’s hefty schedule. Still, we’ve got four good games to look forward to out there, so in the meantime let’s check out some of the stats and players in the news.
Celtics-Hornets: Last night in Charlotte, the Celtics continued their playoff quest with a 116-104 win over the Hornets.
Avery Bradley had a big night on 30 points and eight rebounds in this very crucial Eastern Conference win, and with it Boston moved back into the No. 8 slot in the playoff race. They’re currently 33-41 and in a tight race with Brooklyn to be the final team into the postseason.
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Lakers-Sixers: In a battle of two pretty bad teams in Philadelphia last night, the Lakers emerged victorious over the Sixers. Jordan Clarkson put up 26 points here, logging the winning shot with just 0.7 seconds remaining in overtime for a 113-111 win.
This was an interesting game as far as draft positioning. Philly has the third-worst mark in the league and the Lakers have the fourth. The Sixers will get the Lakers’ first round pick this year (through a previous trade) if L.A. falls out of the top five worst records.
Hawks-Bucks: Speaking of lousy teams, the Bucks are pretty bad as well, and they dropped another one last night to the Hawks, 101-88.
DeMarre Carroll posted 23 points in the win, while Kyle Korver put on an exciting display in the third quarter, bagging 11 points on four straight possessions.
The Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed last week, but are trying to remain competitive as the season wears down.
Blazers-Suns: The Trail Blazers punched their ticket for the playoffs last night, thanks to a victory over the Suns in Portland. The 109-86 affair was punctuated by Damian Lillard’s 19 points and LaMarcus Aldridge’s 17 with seven rebounds.
Portland now has a clear path to the division title. Their “magic number” is down to two games.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Tuesday, March 31, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets (FSI, YES)
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons (SPORTSOUTH, FS DETROIT PLUS)
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (TNT, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)
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