Monday, April 9
L.A. Lakers at Denver (9 p.m. EDT). Denver and Los Angeles are struggling for the sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
-Vince Carter and Jason Kidd, Nets. The two became the first teammates with triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989, leading New Jersey to a 120-114 overtime defeat of Washington.
-Eddy Curry, Knicks, scored a career-high 43 points to help New York beat Milwaukee 118-113 in overtime.
-Allen Iverson, Nuggets, scored 34 points to lift Denver into a tie for sixth place in the West with a 96-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
8 assists and added a late free throw for 10 points in New Jersey’s 120-114 overtime win against Washington.
The victory helped Denver tie the Lakers for sixth place in the standings and gave the Nuggets the advantage over the Clippers in any scenario in which the teams finish tied.
Seattle rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat Utah 106-103 Saturday night. The Sonics hit six of eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when they outscored the Jazz 39-16 to hand the Jazz their third straight loss.
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Despite a dismal stretch in February and March, when Indiana went 2-17, the Pacers are in the thick of the playoff picture following a 105-98 victory over Boston on Saturday night. Indiana, which has won two in a row and three of four, is just a game back of Orlando for the East’s last spot.
Orlando beat Memphis 116-89 Saturday night to keep ahead of Indiana for the last playoff spot in the East. The Pacers also won to stay just a game back of the Magic.
“I don’t know how many Vince had tonight, but he was off the charts tonight. He was aggressive. He found the open guy and made all the right plays. That’s what Vince does. Tonight he filled up his stat sheet. I wish I could have a triple-double like that.” – Jason Kidd of the Nets on Vince Carter. The pair became the first teammates with triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989, leading New Jersey to a 120-114 overtime defeat of Washington.