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1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 49-9
The Warriors clinched their fifth straight playoff appearance with their win over the Nets on Saturday, which is the second longest stretch in franchise history. The Dubs become the first team to clinch a playoff spot this early in the season since the Boston Celtics earned a playoff bid on February 25, 1986. Golden State put up 50 points in the third quarter of their game against the Clippers on Thursday -- which is the most points in one quarter in nearly three years. Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury on Sunday.
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 45-13
The Spurs finished their annual rodeo road trip with a 6-2 record, which includes four straight wins. Pau Gasol has been highly effective in his two games back after missing 15 games with a finger injury. He tallied 32 points, on 11 of 19 shooting, to go along with 18 rebounds and two blocked shots. Gasol tied his career high with three treys against the Clippers and is 5-for-5 from beyond the arc over his last two games.
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 42-18
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The Rockets set a season high in points scored (142) and points given up (130) in their win over Minnesota on Saturday. Houston drained 22 three-pointers on Saturday, marking the eighth time that the team has made at least 20 trifectas setting a NBA single-season record. In two games together, Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley are combining to average 38.5 points and shooting .452 percent from the field.
4 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 40-17
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The Cavs fell to the Bulls for a third time this year on Saturday, and are 1-6 in the last two years versus Chicago. The Warriors, Pistons, and Jazz are the other teams the Cavaliers have a losing record against. Kyle Korver is now in fifth place on the NBA’s all-time three-point list with 2,014 career three-pointer; he has made 62-of-117 attempts from beyond the arc (52.9 percent) with Cleveland. Cleveland is 0-4 this season without LeBron James, who missed the Bulls game, and 4-19 since the beginning of the 2014 season.
5 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 38-21
The Celtics scored five points on one possession late in their win over the Pistons. Trailing 96-95 Jaylen Brown was fouled on a three-point made shot and missed the foul shot that was hauled in by Marcus Smart, who was fouled and made both free throws. Isaiah Thomas has topped the 20-point plateau in 43 straight games. Avery Bradley has missed 20 of the last 21 games with a sore Achilles -- the C’s are 13-7 in those games.
6 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 36-23
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The Clips are 1-2 since the All-Star break, losing to the Warriors and Spurs before defeating the Hornets in overtime. Blake Griffin has continued his torrid scoring pace since returning from a thumb injury, pouring in a season-high 43 points against the Hornets on Sunday. That gives him three games of 30 or more points in February. Chris Paul had 15 points and 17 assists along with no turnovers against the Hornets, marking the seventh time in his career that he has doled out at least 15 assists without turning the ball over. With Paul in the lineup, the Clippers are 27-9 with an offensive efficiency of 114.3.
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 35-25
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Zach Randolph picked up his 15th double-double of the season in win over Denver on Sunday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Memphis is 10-12 against Eastern Conference foes.
8 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 37-22
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Gordon Hayward has made 11 shots in each of his last two games, tallying 59 points. That marks the sixth time he has made double-digit buckets in the month of February -- he had made 10 or more shots in a game five times prior to this month. Rudy Gobert has picked up a double-double in seven straight games. Gobert was fined $25,000 for making physical contact with an official on Friday.
9 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 34-23
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The Wizards had their 23-game streak of reaching the century mark snapped in loss to Utah on Sunday. John Wall has recorded two straight performances where he has totaled at least 20 points and doled out 10 assists to give him 19 such performances this year. Meanwhile, Bradley Beal topped the 40-point mark for the fourth time against Philadelphia on Saturday. Washington, the Southwest division leader, has lost two straight for the first time since early January.
10 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 34-25
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Russell Westbrook accumulated his 29th triple-double in a win over the Pelicans on Saturday. The Thunder have scored 110 points in six of their last nine and are 5-1 in those contests. OKC has the seventh-best home winning percentage this season at 22-8.
11 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 30-29
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The Bulls are on their longest winning streak since mid-November. Chicago, which makes a NBA-low 6.7 three-pointers a game, drained 15 triples in win over Cleveland on Friday. Jimmy Butler registered his first triple-double of the season against the Cavs and third of his career.
12 Miami Heat Miami Heat 27-32
The Heat continue their amazing turnaround, posting a 17-8 record since Jan. 1. Hassan Whiteside recorded his 37th double-double of the season, which is just four fewer than his total last year. Miami has scored 100 or more points in 16 consecutive games.
13 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 35-24
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The Raptors are 3-0 since acquiring Serge Ibaka, though Ibaka has only played two of those games. Ibaka has 33 points and recorded his first double-double as a Raptor in a win over the Blazers on Sunday. Toronto has swept five season series so far (Nets, Lakers, Trail Blazers, Nuggets and Jazz). DeMar DeRozan has scored 30 points on 24 occasions this year.
14 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 32-26
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The Hawks have lost three in a row, failing to reach the century mark in each one of those games. They are now 4-17 in games they don’t score 100 points. Dennis Schroder was suspended a game by the team for not reporting back from the All-Star break in time. Atlanta is now 5-8 against Southwest division foes after losing to the Heat and Magic following the All-Star break.
15 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 28-31
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The Pistons are hanging on to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Andre Drummond, who has 39 double-doubles, is making his free throws at a career-high clip (43.8 percent) though he was just 1-of-11 from charity stripe in loss to Boston on Sunday. Ish Smith doled out 15 assists on Friday becoming the first Piston to have that many assists in a reserve role since Jan. 9. 1977.
16 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 26-31
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is on pace to become the fifth player to lead his team in points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks per game -- LeBron James (2008-09) is the last player to do so. Khris Middleton, who is not playing in back-to-back games, made his first start of the season on Sunday. Milwaukee is tied with Miami for ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a game behind eighth place Detroit.
17 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 25-34
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The Kings are 1-1 since jettisoning DeMarcus Cousins. Sacramento got a season-high 72 points from its bench in a win over Denver on Friday. Buddy Hield has scored 31 points and has made 11 of 20 shots from floor since being traded to the Kings.
18 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 30-29
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The Pacers are in a tailspin, losing seven of eight. Paul George, who moved into eighth place on the team’s all-time scoring list, was ejected for the third time this year in the game against the Heat after receiving two technicals. Indiana is 2-18 against the Heat in Miami with George in the lineup, which includes 11 straight losses.
19 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 26-33
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The Nuggets are the only Western Conference team currently in the playoffs to have a negative margin of victory (-1.2). Denver is 0-12 on the season when failing to score 100 points. Former starting point guard Emmanuel Mudiay has fallen to third on the team’s depth chart behind Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson.
20 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 23-35
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Nerlens Noel made his Mavericks debut on Saturday, tallying nine points and grabbing 10 boards in 30 minutes off the bench. Seth Curry, who put up a career-high 31 points on Friday, is averaging more than 15 points a game since entering the starting lineup on Jan. 12. Dallas is 2-10 in the second game of back-to back games.
21 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 24-34
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Damian Lillard has scored 30 or more points four times in 2017 and 16 overall this season. Portland is 10-21 on the road.
22 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 23-36
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The Timberwolves set season high in points in a game (130) and points in a half (72) in a loss to the Rockets. Minnesota, which ranks 19th in turnovers per game, committed a season-high 25 against Houston. Karl-Anthony Towns has scored 20 or more points in 14 straight games. Towns has made two-thirds of his shots in each of his last two contests.
23 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 22-36
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Jahlil Okafor posted his second double-double of the season against the Knicks, scoring a season-high 28 points and grabbing 10 boards. The 76ers' eight road wins are the second fewest in the Eastern Conference. Ben Simmons will not play this season, becoming the fifth No. 1 overall selection in the modern era to miss the entire campaign.
24 New York Knicks New York Knicks 24-35
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Carmelo Anthony has a NBA-high three go-ahead field goals in the last five seconds of a game this season. He has 16 such baskets in his career. New York is just 3-8 in their last 11 games. Kristaps Porzingis suffered a sprained ankle against Cleveland on Thursday and didn’t play against Philadelphia on Saturday.
25 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 25-34
The Hornets have lost a league-high 18 games in which they led at some point in the fourth quarter. Frank Kaminsky, who had a career-high 13 rebounds on Saturday against the Kings, is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 boards in his last nine games.
26 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 23-37
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The Pelicans are 0-2 since obtaining DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento. Cousins and Anthony Davis have done work, combining for 120 points along with 46 rebounds and 13 assists so far. But it is still a work in process on the defensive end. New Orleans has turned the ball over 20 times the last two games.
27 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 22-38
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Terrence Ross, who was acquired in the Serge Ibaka trade, had 24 points in the Magic’s win over the Hawks on Saturday. Orlando is one of two teams that are not averaging 100 points for the season. Nik Vucevic has 27 double-doubles this season, which is two fewer than he had last season.
28 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 19-41
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The Lakers have surrendered 110 or more points in each of their last three games. The Lakers, 12-15 at home, have only played three home games in the last five weeks.
29 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 18-41
The Suns are 11-9 against Eastern Conference teams, and that includes season sweeps of the Raptors and Knicks. Alan Williams scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a career-high-tying 15 caroms in a loss to Milwaukee on Sunday -- it was Williams’ fourth double-double of the season.
30 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 9-49
The Nets have lost 16 straight. And with their second-leading scorer, Bojan Bogdanovic, traded to the Wizards, the streak may very well continue. Jeremy Lin has started the last two games after missing the previous 26.

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