Miami Heat 94, Los Angeles Lakers 88
You have to wonder if the Heat felt bad for the Lakers while Los Angeles was going scoreless the final 2:26 of the game. As we all know, the Heat have had their struggles in crunch time, plus it’s only natural to feel some sympathy for someone battling the same demons you’ve faced. Not to mention, the Heat are obviously a bunch of sensitive guys. They’ll probably send a fruit basket or something.
Dallas Mavericks 127, New York Knicks 109
The Knicks put up 113 points per 100 possessions, which is really good. Like, would be tops in the league over the course of an entire season good. However, they also gave up 132 points per 100 possessions, which is basically five quarters worth of scoring in 48 minutes. Or, in simpler terms, wowsers.
Denver Nuggets 116, Phoenix Suns 97
Pretty bad loss for the Sunsies. Not only could they have pulled to within a half-game of the Grizzlies for the last Western Conference playoff spot with Memphis due to play the Heat tomorrow, they also lost to a George Karl coached team for the first time in 13 years. Plus, it was their worst loss in three months. Otherwise, good showing.