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NBA. Matches play-offs are known, Westbrook close season with an unbelievable record

The Minnesota Miss have as sixteenth and last club is assured of a place in the play-offs of the NBA.

On the slotspeeldag of the regular season defeated the team from Minneapolis at the Target Center Wednesday night direct competitor Denver after renewal with a 112-106. Jimmy Butler (31 pts) and Karl-Anthony Towns (26 pts, 14 rbs) led the home team to the crucial victory, which is the eighth and last ticket in the Western Conference to date.

It is for Minnesota from 2004 ago that the club could be placed for the play-offs. Therein awaits in the first round in Houston, the competition in the west as the no. 1 shutdown. The Rockets lost Wednesday, without stars James Harden and Chris Paul, their last party with 96-83 in Sacramento.

Play-offs

With 65 wins and 17 defeats is Houston with a big lead the strongest team in the regular season. Toronto wins the Eastern Conference with 59 wins and 23 defeats. The play-offs are going Saturday to start.

The defending champion Golden State is second in the west and takes in the first round of the play-offs San Antonio. The other posters are Portland (3) – New Orleans (6) and Oklahoma City (4) – Utah (5).

In the east, take Toronto against Washington. Number two Boston plays against Milwaukee, Philadelphia (3) against Miami (6) and vicekampioen Cleveland (4) of LeBron James going to the game with Indiana (5).

Westbrook has record bite

Russell Westbrook Wednesday a piece of NBA history. The star of Oklahoma City was the first player who two seasons a triple double (double figures in three categories) as an average can drop.

To get the project done, had the 29-year-old point guard on the slotspeeldag of the regular season against Memphis at least sixteen rebounds pick. That was no problem for Westbrook, who that total, with nine minutes on the clock in the third quarter. He ended the party with twenty rebounds and sixteen assists. Because Westbrook just six points made, he grabbed against the Grizzlies in addition to a new triple double but that could not spoil the fun.

The star of the Thunder got from the audience a standing ovation. “I am very grateful and feel blessed. When I’m on the ground standing, I give every game the best of myself. I take nothing, of course,” he said.

The home team won the match with 137-123. Paul George, a teammate of Westbrook, scored 40 points.

Results:

Boston – Brooklyn 110-97

Cleveland – New York 98-110

Miami – Toronto 116-109 n.v.

Orlando – Washington 101-92

Philadelphia – Milwaukee 130-95

Chicago – Detroit 87-119

Minnesota – Denver 112-106 n.v.

New Orleans – San Antonio 122-98

Oklahoma City – Memphis 137-123

LA Clippers – LA Lakers 115-100

Portland – Utah 102-93

Sacramento – Houston 96-83

Standings (wins, losses, winning percentage):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Toronto 59 23 0.720 (z)

2. Boston 55 27 0.671 (x)

3. Philadelphia 52 30 0.634 (x)

4. Cleveland 50 32 0.610 (x)

5. Indiana 48 34 0.585 (x)

6. Miami 44 38 0.537 (x)

7. Milwaukee 44 38 0.537 (x)

8. Washington 43 39 0.524 (x)

9. Detroit 39 43 0.476

10. Charlotte 36 46 0.439

11. New York 29 53 0.354

12. Brooklyn 28 54 0.341

13. Chicago 27 55 0.329

14. Orlando 25 57 0.305

15. Atlanta 24 58 0.293

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Houston 65 17 0.793 (z)

2. Golden State 58 24 0.707 (x)

3. Portland 49 33 0.598 (x)

4. Oklahoma City 48 34 0.585 (x)

5. Utah 48 34 0.585 (x)

6. New Orleans 48 34 0.585 (x)

7. San Antonio 47 35 0.573 (x)

8. Minnesota 47 35 0.573 (x)

9. Denver 46 36 0.561

10. LA Clippers 42 40 0.512

11. LA Lakers 35 47 0.427

12. Sacramento 27 55 0.329

13. Dallas 24 58 0.293

14. Memphis 22 60 0.268

15. Phoenix 21 61 0.256

(z) = winner of conference

(x) = placed for play-offs

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