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NBA. Brooklyn and Orlando are allowed to play-offs, the Warriors give a further gas

Brooklyn and Orlando have secured a ticket for the play-offs in the NBA. Both they can not be more from the top eight of the Eastern Conference to fall.

Brooklyn qualified by Sunday in Indiana to win with 96-108. Visitor D’angelo Russell finished as the only player in the cape of 20 points. For the Nets will be the first play-offs since 2015.

Orlando took it with 108-116 of Boston. Terrence Ross (26 pts), Nikola Vucevic (25 pts, 12 rbs) and Evan Fournier (24 pts) led their team to the important victory. The Magic may for the first time since 2012 to participate in the play-offs.

For the last play-offticket goes between Detroit (39-41), Charlotte (38-42) and Miami (38-42).

In the Western Conference, the eight qualifiers are already known. The defending champion Golden State insured Sunday of the first place by 131-104 to win the LA Clippers. Stephen Curry had 27 points, the best shooter on the Warriors.

Results:

Toronto – Miami 117-109 n.v.

Cleveland – San Antonio 90-112

Minnesota – Oklahoma City 126-132

Detroit – Charlotte 91-104

Indiana – Brooklyn 96-108

Memphis – Dallas 127-129 n.v.

Houston – Phoenix 149-113

Milwaukee – Atlanta 115-107

Boston – Orlando 108-116

New York – Washington, 113-110

Golden State – LA Clippers 131-104

Portland – Denver 115-108

Sacramento – New Orleans 129-133

LA Lakers – Utah 113-109

Standings (wins, losses, winning percentage):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Milwaukee 60 21 0.741 (z)

2. Toronto 57 24 0.704 (y)

3. Philadelphia 50 30 0.625 (x)

4. Boston 48 33 0.593 (x)

5. Indiana 47 34 0.580 (x)

6. Brooklyn 41 40 0.506 (x)

. Orlando 41 40 0.506 (y)

8. Detroit 39 41 0.488

9. Miami 38 42 0.475

. Charlotte 38 42 0.475

11. Washington 32 49 0.395 (e)

12. Atlanta 29 52 0.358 (e)

13. Chicago 22 58 0.275 (e)

14. Cleveland 19 62 0.235 product (e)

15. New York 16 64 0.200 (e)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Golden State 56 24 0.700 (z)

2. Denver 53 27 0.663 (y)

3. Houston 53 28 0.654 (y)

4. Portland 51 29 0.638 (x)

5. Utah 49 31 0.613 (x)

6. Oklahoma City 47 33 0.588 (x)

7. LA Clippers 47 34 0.580 (x)

. San Antonio 47 34 0.580 (x)

9. Sacramento 39 42 0.481 (e)

10. LA Lakers 37 44 0.457 (e)

11. Minnesota 36 44 0.450 (e)

12. New Orleans 33 48 0.407 (e)

13. Memphis 32 48 0.400 (e)

. Dallas 32 48 0.400 (e)

15. Phoenix 19 62 0.235 product (e)

(z) = winner of conference

(y) = winner of division

(x) = placed for play-offs

(e) = eliminated for play-offs

Program of Monday:

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