NBA Weekend Recap

Check out what happened during Friday, Saturday and Sunday games in the greatest basketball league in the world

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The NBA doesn’t stop and this weekend was one more (or one less) in the regular season. And we had a few playoff implications during the games. The Boston Celtics clinched a playoff berth while the Charlotte Hornets got officially eliminated from contention as they lost their 50th game in the season. It’s time for the NBA Weekend Recap.

Boston Celtics

Starting off our NBA Weekend Recap we have the Boston Celtics. They played twice this weekend, winning one and losing the other. On Friday (17) they beat the Portland Trail Blazers by 126-112, and on Saturday (18) they lost 118-117 to the Utah Jazz. With these results, they fell on the table to third place but clinched a playoff spot.

On Friday we had Jayson Tatum playing really well once again in this regular season as he scored 34 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Al Horford also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. But Damian Lillard, with 41 points, was the game’s top scorer, but he couldn’t avoid Blazers’ loss.

During Saturday’s loss, the Utah Jazz not just won but also had the best individual performances. Lauri Markkanen (28 PTS/10 REB), Kelly Olynyk (13 PTS/13 REB) and Walker Kessler (12 PTS/14 REB) had a double-double each. Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown was the Celtics’ top scorer with 25 points, but it wasn’t enough.

Milwaukee Bucks

Now it’s time to talk about the conference leaders. Starting with the East, the Milwaukee Bucks played only once this weekend. On Sunday (19) they beat the Toronto Raptors 118-111 and remained at the top of the table. Brook Lopez was the top scorer with 26 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a triple-double, with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Denver Nuggets

Speaking now of West’s leaders, the Denver Nuggets played twice this weekend. On Saturday they started losing 116-110 to the New York Knicks. Nikola Jokić had a double-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Jamal Murray was the game’s top scorer with 25 points but still lost.

After that, they recovered with a win against the Brooklyn Nets, by 108-102. This time Nikola Jokić got his triple-double with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, while Michael Porter Jr. scored 28 points. The Nuggets are already in the playoffs and have 10 games left in the regular season.

Results and standings

After 24 games in the weekend, check out all the final results and how are the standings ahead of another week starting today in the league.

Friday, March 17

  • Philadelphia 76ers 121-82 Charlotte Hornets
  • Golden State Warriors 119-127 Atlanta Hawks
  • Washington Wizards 94-117 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • New Orleans Pelicans 112-114 Houston Rockets
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 131-139 Chicago Bulls (OT)
  • Memphis Grizzlies 126-120 San Antonio Spurs (OT)
  • Boston Celtics 126-112 Portland Trail Blazers
  • Dallas Mavericks 111-110 Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, March 18

  • Denver Nuggets 110-116 New York Knicks
  • Orlando Magic 113-108 Los Angeles Clippers
  • Philadelphia 76ers 141-121 Indiana Pacers
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 107-122 Toronto Raptors
  • Sacramento Kings 132-118 Washington Wizards
  • Golden State Warriors 119-133 Memphis Grizzlies
  • Miami Heat 99-113 Chicago Bulls
  • Boston Celtics 117-118 Utah Jazz

Sunday, March 19

  • Phoenix Suns 120-124 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Denver Nuggets 108-102 Brooklyn Nets
  • Atlanta Hawks 118-126 San Antonio Spurs
  • Miami Heat 112-100 Detroit Pistons
  • New Orleans Pelicans 117-107 Houston Rockets
  • Toronto Raptors 111-118 Milwaukee Bucks
  • Los Angeles Clippers 117-102 Portland Trail Blazers
  • Orlando Magic 105-111 Los Angeles Lakers
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