Spurs claim Southwest crown
The San Antonio Spurs won the Southwest Division as 19 points and 11 rebounds from Tim Duncan led them to a 105-91 win over the Phoenix Suns.
The San Antonio Spurs clinched the Southwest Division as 19 points and 11 rebounds from Tim Duncan led them to a 105-91 win over the Phoenix Suns.
The Spurs also got 14 points apiece from Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker as they kept within a game of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-110, in the battle to be the top seeds in the Western Conference.
The result was a blow to the Suns' hopes of reaching the play-offs, as they slipped a game and a half back on eighth place.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points in the Thunder's victory, Durant leading the way with 43, while Westbrook added eight assists to his haul of 35.
Kevin Love, who suffered a mild concussion on Wednesday, was absent for the unfortunate Timberwolves.
Rudy Gay scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Utah Jazz 103-98.
That left the Jazz two games back on eighth spot and struggling to make the post-season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 98-89 winners over the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics saw off the New Jersey Nets 94-82, the Indiana Pacers claimed a 105-99 win over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 112-104.