NBA wrap: Bucks high Rockets; Clippers clinch playoff spot | NBA


Tuesday was an thrilling evening within the NBA.

Two league MVP contenders confronted off, and one more Western Convention group clinched a playoff berth.

Rockets star James Harden and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo have been the front-runners for MVP for a lot of the season. Milwaukee claimed a 108-94 victory in opposition to Houston at Fiserv Discussion board.

Antetokounmpo scored 19 factors and racked up 14 rebounds in his group’s win. Eric Bledsoe recorded a team-high 23 factors, although.

Harden had an off evening, scoring 23 factors on simply 9-of-26 taking pictures.

If the Bucks and Rockets meet once more, it’s going to be within the NBA Finals.

In the meantime, the Clippers clinched a spot within the postseason with a 122-111 win over the Timberwolves.

Los Angeles’ Danilo Gallinari led all scorers with 25 factors, which helped his group struggle off stable scoring performances from Karl-Anthony Cities (24) and Andrew Wiggins (22).

sixth straight win & it’s a #NBAPlayoffs clincher… @LAClippers win 122-111! #ClipperNation

Danilo Gallinari: 25 PTS, 10 REB
Lou Williams: 20 PTS, 7 AST
Montrezl Harrell: 18 PTS, 5 REB pic.twitter.com/zeQbL3dGCC

— NBA (@NBA) March 27, 2019

Time is winding down. The Jazz, Thunder, Spurs and Kings are nonetheless trying to punch their tickets to the playoffs within the Western Convention.

Studs of the Evening

Kemba Walker’s 38 factors, 9 rebounds and 11 assists powered the Hornets to a 125-116 time beyond regulation victory over the Spurs.

Trae Younger tallied 33 factors and 12 assists, main the Hawks previous the Pelicans, 130-120.

Jamal Murray scored a game-high 33 factors within the Nuggets’ 95-92 victory in opposition to the Pistons.

Bradley Beal poured in 32 factors because the Wizards fell to the Lakers, 124-106.

Duds of the Evening

Jeremy Lin scored two factors on 1-of-9 taking pictures, however Toronto beat Chicago, 112-103.

Kelly Olynyk solely managed 4 factors on 1-of-7 taking pictures in Miami’s 104-99 loss to Orlando.

Highlights

Lance Stephenson’s handles despatched Washington’s Jeff Inexperienced stumbling all the best way to the baseline.

Lance making them dance is our @budweiserusa Second of the Week pic.twitter.com/kr5tgZt3kf

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019

Dwight Powell reached again to complete this alley-oop within the Mavericks’ 125-121 loss to the Kings.

Very ferocious Dwight jams are one of the best Dwight jams. pic.twitter.com/02CTNwE4qx

— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 27, 2019

What’s Subsequent?

Pacers (45-29) at Thunder (43-31) eight p.m. ET — Fourth-seeded Indiana has already clinched a playoff berth within the Jap Convention. Oklahoma Metropolis, nevertheless, hasn’t achieved this but. The Thunder are seventh within the Western Convention and can face a chilly Pacers group that has misplaced 4 of their final 5 video games.

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