Early in the season, it looked like the Houston Rockets might miss the playoffs, as James Harden slumped following his MVP season of a year ago.
Satoransky had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for Washington, who have won two straight games and five of their last seven.
NYK 12.235.857.9 All five teams are virtual locks to finish in the top 10, according to BPI Draft protections to watch Cleveland will send its pick to Atlanta if it falls outside the top 10 Dallas will send its pick to Atlanta if it falls outside the top five Memphis will send its pick to Boston if it falls outside the top eight LA Clippers will send their pick to Boston if it falls outside the lottery Denver will send its pick to Brooklyn if it falls outside the top 12 Will James Harden repeat as MVP?
The tightness of the race means that any game between two West teams in the season's second half is practically a must-win, not only to help your own playoff hopes, but to hurt those of your opponent.
of projected top 10: Minnesota, Dallas, Memphis, Sacramento, Phoenix The East race is down to five Compared with the West, the Eastern Conference has things figured out for the time being, at least when it comes to the battle for home court in the first round of the playoffs.
Rookie sensation Luka Doncic drained the game-winning three-pointer, scored a team-high 29 points and finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a rare road win, 119-115, on Friday night to snap the Minnesota Timberwolves' three-game win streak.
Harden finished with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists despite sitting out the fourth quarter.
The Jazz broke the game wide open in the second quarter behind strong defense, holding the Lakers to a to a season-low 15 points in the period and using an 18-4 run to take a 59-38 lead.
Damian Lillard added 20 points and Jusuf Nurkic collected 11 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Trail Blazers, who won their fourth game in a row and 11th in the past 15.
Assuming he can be effective, Cousins arrives just in time for a Warriors team that trails the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the West, and has ranked among the NBA's worst teams when it comes to production from the starting center position.