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|Friday, 13 April 2007 05:56|
Saturday, April 14
Orlando at Philadelphia (3 p.m. EDT). The 76ers need a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive as the Magic hold a three-game lead with four games left for the final spot in the Eastern Conference.
-Corey Maggette, Clippers, scored a career-high 39 points and added eight rebounds and nine assists as Los Angeles rallied to defeat the Lakers 118-110.
-Lebron James, Cavaliers, scored 35 points in 36 minutes to help Cleveland to an easy 94-76 win over New Jersey.
PRIMED FOR PLAYOFFS
to avoid being the No. 5 seed and possibly playing Miami in the first round.
The Clippers overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Lakers 118-110 on Thursday night, putting them into a tie with Golden State for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western conference. The Clippers (38-40), who also snapped a three-game losing streak, and the Warriors now trail the seventh-place Lakers by 1 1/2 games.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Kobe Bryant recorded his ninth 50-point performance of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a 118-110 decision to the Clippers Thursday night. Bryant's 50-point efforts are the most in a season since Wilt Chamberlain also had nine during the 1964-65 season playing with Philadelphia and San Francisco.
``We got a lead and I guess we got comfortable. We knew we were playing a team that was desperate. When you're playing a team that's desperate, you can't let up.'' - Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton after a 118-110 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night. The Lakers led by as many as 17 points before losing for the seventh time in nine games. The crosstown rivals have now split their season series 2-2 for the third straight year.