NBA: Playoffs Race, 4 Teams that Won Road Games
Lakers defeats Spurs in San Antonio
Nobody had put up a 30-rebound match in more than 2 years in the league, and Andrew Bynum managed to do it yesterday in the Lakers 98-84 road victory over the Spurs. In a game where the Lakers were again without Kobe Bryant, the rest of the LA starters made sure that the absence of the veteran shooting guard wouldn’t affect their performance. At the end everybody at the Lakers did a better job than the players of a San Antonio team that didn’t played as well as Spurs fans are used to. Besides his 30 boards, Bynum finished the game with 16 points, while Metta World Peace had 26 and Pau Gasol ended with 21.
CP3 leads Clippers to victory over Thunder
The Spurs were not the only big team that lost at home yesterday as the Thunder, one of the current favorites to win the title this season, fell to the Clippers 100-98 thanks to an outstanding performance from Chris Paul who finished the game with 31 points. This was a much needed victory for Los Angeles as they were looking to remain fourth in the Western Conference standings, half a game ahead of the Grizzlies.
Jazz wins, keeps playoff hopes alive
The Jazz managed to stay alive in the playoffs race thanks to a season-high 29 points from Gordon Hayward in the 103-91 victory from Utah over the Rockets in Houston. The Jazz had five players sidelined due to injuries, and so the starters for the team knew that they would have to play some heavy minutes, but that didn’t seemed to slow down the Utah franchise, which holds the 10th position in the Western Conference and is looking to obtain the 8th and final postseason ticket.
Knicks defeats Bucks in crucial game
Another team that is also fighting for a final playoffs spot, but at the Eastern Conference, the Knicks, managed to also stay alive thanks to an important 111-107 victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee. For NY, Carmelo Anthony finished with 32 points and ten rebounds while teammate Tyson Chandler had 19 and eleven rebounds.
The Knicks are now two games ahead of the Bucks in their search for the number eight seed in the East and Melo knew how important the win was for his team as he mentioned that “This is probably the biggest win we have had so far this season for how important it was. On the road, the way we won, we gutted it out. The way we responded being down eight coming down the stretch, we buckled down on the defensive end.”
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