Las Vegas bookmakers are dubious about the outlook for Kevin Durant, but even if the star forward is not back for the playoffs, the Warriors will maintain their status as favorites to win the 2016-17 NBA championship.
With Boston’s loss, Cleveland has a 95 percent chance to earn the No. 1 seed in the East.
There was some good new for Beantown: The Nets are guaranteed to finish with the worst record in the NBA following a 115-107 loss to the Magic, meaning the Celtics officially hold the best odds to win the No. 1 overall draft pick.
The dynamic Wizards backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 49 points to survive a close call with the lowly Knicks. Wall added eight assists to his stat line and Beal scored seven points in the final 2:30 to close out the game.
Chicago, which pulled off a season sweep of the Cavaliers, now looks like a playoff team. And in the wide-open East, anything could happen when the games really start to count.
Clippers stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul gave the Lakers all kinds Cheap Jerseys Bulk of trouble in a 115-104 win. Griffin scored a game-high 36 points with eight rebounds Cheap Jerseys Borntrade and five assists, while Paul provided 29 points on 9 of 14 shooting with 12 assists.
Russell Westbrook’s supporting cast: Sometimes Westbrook doesn’t shoot well, and other times his teammates just don’t show up. It was the latter during Friday’s 118-111 loss against Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys the Suns. Westbrook put up 48 points with 17 rebounds and nine assists, but no one else scored over 13 points for Oklahoma City.