Wizards 118, Boston 92: Washington is in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth with its win over Boston. Marcin Gortat scored 22 points to lead the Wizards, who gathered for a celebratory huddle at midcourt after the final whistle. The Wizards' win totals since their last postseason appearance have been 19, 26, 23, 20 and 29 -- never finishing better than 24 games below .500.

Clippers 112, Suns 108: Darren Collison and Blake Griffin scored 23 points, and Los Angeles rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to beat Phoenix. The Suns fell into a three-way tie with Memphis and Dallas for the last two playoff spots in the West.

Timberwolves 102, Grizzlies 88: Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and Minnesota dealt Memphis a tough loss.

Bulls 105, Hawks 92: D.J. Augustin scored 23 points, and Chicago bumped slumping Atlanta out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with two weeks left in the season. The Hawks lost for the 21st time in 28 games, dropping them slightly behind New York for the eighth playoff seed.

Knicks 110, Nets 81: J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and New York beat city rival Brooklyn to extend a late-season playoff push.


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Raptors 107, Rockets 103: DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez each had 15, and Toronto won its seventh straight home meeting with Houston. James Harden scored 26 points and Chandler Parsons had 20 for the Rockets.

Heat 96, Bucks 77: LeBron James scored 17 points, Chris Bosh added 15, and Miami stayed atop the Eastern Conference with a win over Milwaukee. The Bucks (14-61) are one loss away from tying the franchise record for most defeats in a season.

Cavaliers 119, Magic 98: Kyrie Irving scored 17 points, had eight assists and six rebounds for Cleveland in his first game back after missing eight with strained left biceps.

Pacers 101, Pistons 94: Paul George had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Indiana snapped a three-game skid.

Bobcats 123, 76ers 93: Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte past Philadelphia and closer to a playoff berth.

Kings 107, Lakers 102: Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, and Sacramento beat Los Angeles.

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