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Last year
# playoff seedings
Celtics march on, Durant sparks Nets comeback
The identity of the six automatic playoff teams in the East is already settled.
# Wrap
LeBron-less Lakers out of NBA postseason contention after Suns rout
Los Angeles were officially eliminated from playoff contention after a seventh straight defeat.
# play-in race
Hawks hold off Nets despite Durant's 55, Warriors into playoffs
The Hawks grabbed their fifth straight win to move into eighth place in the East.
# Bucks Fizz
Record-setting Giannis lifts Bucks over Nets
Milwaukee superstar Antetokounmpo finished with 44 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the victory.
Miami and Dallas book NBA playoffs, Warriors miss chance to join them
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points as the Heat defeated the Boston Celtics.
Antetokounmpo denies Embiid, LeBron-less Lakers fall to 'Mavs
A round-up of the overnight action.
Siakam and Raptors upset Celtics, Warriors' problems continue
Coach Steve Kerr was ejected as Golden State’s problems continued with a third straight loss.
Warriors halt three-game losing streak without injured Curry, Kyrie dazzles for Brooklyn
Jordan Poole scored 30 points in the win over Miami.
# Hardy Bucks
Giannis back as Bucks thump Bulls
The Greek star hauled in 17 rebounds and added five assists.
LeBron drops 38-point triple double in triumphant homecoming
38 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists for the Lakers star in Cleveland.
# Hoops
Embiid sparks Sixers, Durant leads Nets comeback
The win saw the Sixers improve to 43-26 in the Eastern Conference, three games back from conference leaders Miami.
# Wrap
Towns scores season-high 60 points as Wolves maul Spurs in NBA
Meanwhile Steph Curry bagged his seventh 40-point game of the season as the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards.
Durant hits 53 to down Knicks in New York derby and calls for change in vaccine mandate
Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets team-mate Kyrie Irving couldn’t play but sat courtside as a spectator.
# nba wrap
Klay Thompson scores 38 to lead Warriors over Bucks
The Warriors ended the Bucks’ six-game win streak.
# Wrap
Booker stars as Suns beat Heat to seal NBA playoff berth
Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points as reigning NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks beat Atlanta.
Embiid enhances MVP credentials in 76ers win over Bulls, Popovich edges closer to record
A round-up of the night’s NBA action.
Bucks rally to cool off Heat, Harden feels the love in Sixers home debut
Milwaukee out-scored Miami 21-6 down the stretch to halt the Heat’s winning streak at four games.
LeBron and Lakers sink to third straight defeat
Los Angeles battled back from a 21-point first-half deficit to take the lead, before Luka Doncic sparked a Dallas comeback.
Magic Morant spurs Grizzlies, Heat gore Bulls
Elsewhere, Brooklyn were thrashed 133-97 by the Toronto Raptors.
# Philly Special
James Harden shines on 76ers debut as Philadelphia rout Minnesota
The Sixers beat the Timberwolves 133-102 on Friday night.
# Crime and Punishment
Ex-NBA star suspended for rest of college basketball season for striking rival coach after defeat
Juwan Howard has been punished for hitting Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft with his open hand.
# shooting clinic
Curry wins NBA All-Star Game MVP with 16 threes in 50-point masterclass
LeBron James sank the game-winning basket as his side edged out Team Durant.
Lakers rally to beat Jazz after Davis hurt, Nuggets stun Warriors
The Lakers said X-rays were negative, and Davis would receive treatment over the upcoming All-Star break.
# The Greek Freak
Giannis pours in season-high 50 in Bucks victory, Celtics win ninth straight
‘Obviously, it’s a nice feeling to have 50, you’ll always remember it, but I care about the win.’
# king james
LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on NBA's all-time 'combined' scoring list
James needed 19 points last night to pass Abdul-Jabbar for most combined regular season and playoff points.
# eventful
Nets trade James Harden and lose 10th straight, Luka Doncic puts 51 points on Clippers
Elsewhere, the Brooklyn Nets lost their 10th straight game as they fell to the Washington Wizards.
Jazz end Warriors winning streak, Blazers stun Lakers
The Trail Blazers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 107-105 victory.
Booker powers first-place Suns over Sixers, Trail Blazers trade away McCollum
Devin Booker scored a game-high 35 points.
High-flying Hawks halt Suns' 11-game NBA winning streak, Clippers hold off Lakers
Phoenix fell to their first defeat since losing to Miami on January 8.
# Wrap
Suns, Hawks rally to keep NBA winning streaks alive
The Hawks won their seventh straight game with a 129-121 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
# Wrap
76ers rout short-handed Lakers, Warriors beat Timberwolves
Elsewhere Steph Curry scored 29 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 124-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Surging Cavs surprise reigning champions Bucks as Suns scorch Jazz
The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their NBA resurgence with a 115-99 victory over the Bucks that helped propel them into third place in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony Davis returns to spark Lakers in win over short-handed Brooklyn Nets
The Nets were missing all-stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
# on court
Garland helps Cavaliers hold off Knicks, Suns roll over Jazz
A round-up of the latest NBA action.
Golden State's Klay Thompson back on track with 21 points
The Warriors star is working his way back from ACL and Achilles injuries.
Warriors snap slump with 42-point rout of Bulls, Mavs roll over Grizzlies
Elsewhere, Joel Embiid carried the load offensively for Philadelphia.
Brooklyn's Big Three send a message with rout of Bulls
The Nets had Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving on the floor for just the second game this season.
# The Process
Embiid helps Sixers win 7th straight, Hornets sting Bucks again
Embiid recorded his seventh straight 30-point game.
# Hoops
Nets rally to beat Pacers in Irving's NBA season debut, Mavs stun Warriors
Irving remains ineligible to play home games in Brooklyn because of New York vaccine mandates.
# The Kings And I
LeBron catches fire to lead late Lakers comeback against the Kings
The LA Lakers rallied from a late seven-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-114.