Chicago Bulls 103, New York Knicks 90
With their win and the Spurs’ loss, the Bulls moved in to a tie with San Antonio for best record in the NBA. Considering the Spurs will sit their starters in their game against the Suns, the Bulls’ odds of getting the No. 1 overall seed are looking pretty good. Especially since their one remaining game is against the Nets.
Portland Trail Blazers 102, Memphis Grizzlies 89
No Zach Randolph and no Tony Allen for the Grizzlies, officially becoming the strangest playoff-positioning benchings in the history of the NBA. Seriously, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen are such integral pieces to a playoff team that sitting them down is used as a tactic for gaining a favorable matchup. That’s kind of amazing.
Los Angeles Lakers 102, San Antonio Spurs 93
Probably the least encouraging win of the season for the Lakers, who barely beat a Spurs team that didn’t play Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili or Tony Parker. Plus, Andrew Bynum hurt his knee again — he’s got an MRI today to see what’s wrong — leaving Los Angeles pretty sad about a win that finally stopped their five game losing streak.