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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
y-Boston 55 19 .743
Philadelphia 37 34 .521 16 1/2
New Jersey 30 42 .417 24
New York 29 43 .403 25
Toronto 27 45 .375 27
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
y-Orlando 54 18 .750
Atlanta 42 31 .575 12 1/2
Miami 38 34 .528 16
Charlotte 32 40 .444 22
Washington 17 56 .233 37 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
y-Cleveland 59 13 .819
Chicago 35 38 .479 24 1/2
Detroit 34 37 .479 24 1/2
Milwaukee 31 42 .425 28 1/2
Indiana 30 42 .417 29
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 47 24 .662
Houston 47 26 .644 1
New Orleans 44 27 .620 3
Dallas 43 28 .606 4
Memphis 17 53 .243 29 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 46 26 .639
Portland 45 27 .625 1
Utah 44 27 .620 1 1/2
Oklahoma City 20 52 .278 26
Minnesota 20 53 .274 26 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
y-L.A. Lakers 58 14 .806
Phoenix 40 32 .556 18
Golden State 25 47 .347 33
L.A. Clippers 18 54 .250 40
Sacramento 15 55 .214 42

y-clinched division

Friday’s Games

Orlando 110, Milwaukee 94

Toronto 112, Oklahoma City 96

Charlotte 100, Philadelphia 95

Cleveland 107, Minnesota 85

L.A. Lakers 103, New Jersey 95

New York 103, New Orleans 93

Boston 99, Atlanta 93

Denver at Dallas, late.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late.

Memphis at Sacramento, late.

Today’s Games

Indiana at Chicago, 2 p.m.

Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.

New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m.

Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m.

NBA Leaders Through March 26 Scoring
G FG FT PTS AVG
Wade, Mia. 71 762 518 2116 29.8
James, Clev. 71 695 519 2021 28.5
Bryant, LAL 71 715 431 1958 27.6
Durant, OKC. 63 585 379 1633 25.9
Nowitzki, Dall. 70 662 405 1783 25.5
Granger, Ind. 57 464 333 1414 24.8
Roy, Port. 68 565 365 1567 23.0
Bosh, Tor. 66 518 445 1491 22.6
Harris, N.J. 60 417 460 1354 22.6
Anthony, Den. 56 438 319 1250 22.3
Jamison, Wash. 73 609 310 1627 22.3
Paul, N.O. 66 513 388 1463 22.2
Parker, S.A. 61 543 234 1337 21.9
Johnson, Atl. 70 563 265 1521 21.7
Carter, N.J. 70 526 296 1483 21.2
Howard, Orl. 69 502 449 1453 21.1
Gordon, Chi. 73 519 297 1485 20.3
Pierce, Bos. 73 479 414 1474 20.2
Harrington, N.Y 62 454 193 1245 20.1
West, N.O. 64 481 314 1281 20.0
FG Percentage
FG FGA PCT
O’Neal, Phoe. 453 739 .613
Nene, Den. 378 627 .603
Howard, Orl. 502 869 .578
Biedrins, G.S. 295 513 .575
Gasol, LAL 505 888 .569
Okafor, Char. 390 696 .560
Lee, N.Y. 451 816 .553
Yao, Hou. 501 918 .546
Stoudemire, Phoe. 404 749 .539
Millsap, Utah 359 671 .535
Rebounds
G OFF DEF TOT AVG
Howard, Orl. 69 299 668 967 14.0
Lee, N.Y. 70 226 609 835 11.9
Murphy, Ind. 65 124 641 765 11.8
Duncan, S.A. 65 171 517 688 10.6
Okafor, Char. 71 237 482 719 10.1
Yao, Hou. 69 180 489 669 9.7
Bosh, Tor. 66 174 458 632 9.6
Gasol, LAL 70 226 439 665 9.5
Jamison, Wash. 73 180 483 663 9.1
Millsap, Utah 65 225 359 584 9.0
Assists
G AST AVG
Paul, N.O. 66 722 10.9
Williams, Utah 57 601 10.5
Nash, Phoe. 64 615 9.6
Calderon, Tor. 57 490 8.6
Rondo, Bos. 71 601 8.5
Kidd, Dall. 71 589 8.3
B. Davis, LAC 57 455 8.0
Wade, Mia. 71 535 7.5
Duhon, N.Y. 68 501 7.4
James, Clev. 71 519 7.3

Friday’s box scores Bobcats 100, 76ers 95 CHARLOTTE (100)

Wallace 6-9 2-4 14, Diaw 8-16 6-7 24, Okafor 4-4 0-0 8, Bell 5-14 2-2 13, Felton 8-14 3-6 20, Howard 2-7 0-0 4, Diop 0-2 0-0 0, Augustin 4-5 3-4 13, Radmanovic 0-0 1-2 1, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-0 3-4 3. Totals 37-72 20-29 100.

PHILADELPHIA (95)

Iguodala 8-18 7-9 25, Young 10-14 0-0 21, Dalembert 2-3 0-2 4, Green 2-6 3-3 7, Miller 2-11 3-3 7, Williams 3-7 8-8 14, Evans 3-4 4-6 10, Ivey 2-3 0-0 5, Speights 0-2 2-2 2, Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Ratliff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-69 27-33 95.

Charlotte 29  21  23  27  100
Philadelphia 23  10  27  35  95

3-Point Goals—Charlotte 6-18 (Diaw 2-3, Augustin 2-3, Bell 1-4, Felton 1-5, Martin 0-1, Wallace 0-2), Philadelphia 4-13 (Iguodala 2-6, Young 1-1, Ivey 1-2, Marshall 0-1, Williams 0-1, Green 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Charlotte 55 (Wallace 11), Philadelphia 32 (Young 7). Assists—Charlotte 21 (Diaw 6), Philadelphia 14 (Young 4). Total Fouls—Charlotte 25, Philadelphia 24. Technical—Charlotte defensive three second.

Lakers 103, Nets 95 L.A. LAKERS (103)

Ariza 4-9 2-2 11, Odom 5-9 2-4 12, Gasol 14-19 8-10 36, Bryant 5-19 1-1 14, Fisher 8-12 0-0 18, Farmar 1-7 1-2 3, Vujacic 1-5 0-0 3, Walton 2-3 0-0 4, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, Mbenga 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-87 14-19 103.

NEW JERSEY (95)

Hassell 2-5 0-0 4, Anderson 2-7 0-0 4, Lopez 8-11 0-2 16, Carter 8-15 3-6 20, Harris 4-13 4-6 13, Boone 4-8 0-2 8, Hayes 7-14 1-1 19, Simmons 1-4 0-0 2, Dooling 3-6 0-0 9, Douglas-Roberts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-83 8-17 95.

L.A. Lakers 31  20  30  22  103
New Jersey 25  24  21  25  95

3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 7-21 (Bryant 3-6, Fisher 2-5, Vujacic 1-4, Ariza 1-4, Farmar 0-1, Odom 0-1), New Jersey 9-27 (Hayes 4-8, Dooling 3-4, Carter 1-3, Harris 1-7, Anderson 0-2, Simmons 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 50 (Gasol, Odom 11), New Jersey 54 (Lopez 10). Assists—L.A. Lakers 29 (Bryant 9), New Jersey 23 (Harris 14). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 17, New Jersey 20. Technicals—Fisher, Powell, Harris.

Raptors 112, Thunder 96 OKLAHOMA CITY (96)

Durant 4-13 9-11 18, Green 3-9 5-7 11, Krstic 5-13 1-1 11, Sefolosha 1-7 2-2 4, Westbrook 5-11 0-1 10, Collison 9-12 3-3 21, Atkins 1-7 0-0 2, Weaver 3-4 0-0 7, Rose 0-3 2-2 2, Swift 1-1 0-0 2, Wilkins 3-4 1-2 8. Totals 35-84 23-29 96.

TORONTO (112)

Marion 10-14 0-0 20, Bosh 10-18 1-1 21, Bargnani 6-13 0-0 14, Parker 4-9 2-2 12, Calderon 3-7 0-0 7, Mensah-Bonsu 0-0 0-0 0, Ukic 4-9 0-1 8, Kapono 5-11 2-2 15, Graham 4-6 1-1 9, O’Bryant 2-6 0-0 4, Douby 0-1 2-2 2, Voskuhl 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 48-95 8-9 112.

Oklahoma City 18  22  25  31  96
Toronto 28  23  33  28  112

3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 3-13 (Wilkins 1-1, Weaver 1-2, Durant 1-3, Westbrook 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Green 0-4), Toronto 8-18 (Kapono 3-4, Bargnani 2-3, Parker 2-5, Calderon 1-3, O’Bryant 0-1, Ukic 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 44 (Sefolosha, Collison 7), Toronto 59 (Bosh 13). Assists—Oklahoma City 21 (Westbrook 5), Toronto 36 (Ukic 10). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 14, Toronto 19. Technical—Toronto defensive three second.

NCAA MEN NCAA Tournament Glance EAST REGIONAL Regional Championship Today, March 28

Pittsburgh (31-4) vs. Villanova (29-7), 7:05 p.m.

SOUTH REGIONAL At FedEx Forum Memphis, Tenn. Regional Semifinals Friday, March 27

Oklahoma 84, Syracuse 71

North Carolina (30-4) vs. Gonzaga (28-5), late.

Regional Championship Sunday, March 29

Oklahoma (30-5) vs. North Carolina (30-4)/Gonzaga (28-5) winner.

MIDWEST REGIONAL At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Regional Semifinals Friday, March 27

Louisville 103, Arizona 64.

Michigan State (28-6) vs. Kansas (27-7), late.

Regional Championship Sunday, March 29

Louisville (31-5) vs. Michigan State (28-6)/Kansas (27-7) winner.

WEST REGIONAL Regional Championship Today, March 28

Connecticut (30-4) vs. Missouri (31-6), 4:40 p.m.

FINAL FOUR At Ford Field Detroit National Semifinals Saturday, April 4

East champion vs. South champion

Midwest champion vs. West champion

National Championship Monday, April 6

Semifinal winners

Tournament box scores LOUISVILLE 103, ARIZONA 64 ARIZONA (21-14)

Hill 6-18 2-2 14, Horne 1-5 0-0 2, Budinger 9-15 2-3 22, Wise 4-14 4-6 14, Fogg 1-4 0-0 3, Shumpert 0-0 0-0 0, Bagga 1-1 0-0 3, Johnson 1-4 0-0 3, Onobun 1-1 0-0 2, Jacobson 0-0 0-0 0, Lavender 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 24-63 9-13 64.

LOUISVILLE (31-5)

Williams 5-12 0-0 14, Smith 6-10 0-0 16, Clark 7-12 3-3 19, McGee 1-3 0-0 3, Samuels 4-5 6-6 14, Scott 1-4 0-0 2, Swopshire 2-2 2-2 6, Goode 1-1 0-0 2, Jennings 3-3 1-2 7, Delk 1-3 0-0 3, Sosa 5-6 1-1 13, Knowles 1-4 0-0 2, Kuric 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-66 13-14 103.

Halftime—Louisville 49-28. 3-Point Goals—Arizona 7-24 (Budinger 2-6, Wise 2-8, Bagga 1-1, Fogg 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Lavender 0-1, Horne 0-2), Louisville 14-29 (Williams 4-7, Smith 4-8, Sosa 2-3, Clark 2-3, Delk 1-2, McGee 1-3, Knowles 0-1, Scott 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Arizona 32 (Hill 11), Louisville 36 (Clark 9). Assists—Arizona 15 (Wise 4), Louisville 29 (Sosa, Williams 6). Total Fouls—Arizona 13, Louisville 15.

OKLAHOMA 84, SYRACUSE 71 SYRACUSE (28-10)

Jackson 4-5 0-2 8, Harris 1-5 4-4 6, Onuaku 3-4 1-2 7, Flynn 9-16 3-3 22, Devendorf 3-12 0-0 8, Rautins 4-12 1-1 12, Thomas 1-3 0-1 2, Presutti 0-0 0-0 0, Ongenaet 0-0 0-0 0, Reese 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 2-3 1-1 6, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 10-14 71.

OKLAHOMA (30-5)

B.Griffin 12-15 6-10 30, T.Griffin 4-8 1-2 9, Crocker 9-17 4-6 28, Warren 2-7 0-0 6, Johnson 4-8 0-0 9, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Pattillo 0-0 0-0 0, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Willis 0-1 0-0 0, Gerber 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-59 11-18 84.

Halftime—Oklahoma 39-26. 3-Point Goals—Syracuse 7-24 (Rautins 3-10, Devendorf 2-7, Joseph 1-1, Flynn 1-4, Thomas 0-1, Harris 0-1), Oklahoma 9-21 (Crocker 6-11, Warren 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Willis 0-1, Davis 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Syracuse 29 (Harris, Onuaku 6), Oklahoma 36 (B.Griffin 14). Assists—Syracuse 13 (Flynn 6), Oklahoma 19 (Johnson 6). Total Fouls—Syracuse 10, Oklahoma 14.

NIT Glance Semifinals Tuesday, March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals

Baylor (23-14) vs. San Diego State (26-9), 7 p.m.

Penn State (25-11) vs. Notre Dame (21-14), 9:30 p.m.

Championship Thursday, April 2

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

NCAA WOMEN NCAA Tournament TRENTON REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Sovereign Bank Arena Trenton, N.J. Sunday, March 29

Connecticut (35-0) vs. California (27-6), Noon

Arizona State (25-8) vs. Texas A&M (27-7), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship At Sovereign Bank Arena Trenton, N.J. Tuesday, March 31

Semifinal winners, TBA

BERKELEY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Haas Pavilion Berkeley, Calif. Saturday, March 28

Michigan State (22-10) vs. Iowa State (26-8), 9 p.m.

Ohio State (29-5) vs. Stanford (31-4), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship At Haas Pavilion Berkeley, Calif. Monday, March 30

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

RALEIGH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At RBC Center Raleigh, N.C. Saturday, March 28

Louisville (31-4) vs. Baylor (29-5), Noon

Vanderbilt (26-8) vs. Maryland (30-4), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship At RBC Center Raleigh, N.C. Monday, March 30

Semifinal winners, TBA

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Ford Center Oklahoma City Sunday, March 29

Purdue (24-10) vs. Rutgers (21-12), 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh (25-7) vs. Oklahoma (30-4), 30 minutes following

Regional Championship At Ford Center Oklahoma City Tuesday, March 31

Semifinal winners, TBA

FINAL FOUR At Scottrade Center St. Louis National Semifinals Sunday, April 5

Trenton champion vs. Berkeley champion, TBA

Raleigh champion vs. Oklahoma City champion, TBA

National Championship Tuesday, April 7

Semifinal winners, TBA

NIT Glance Friday, March 27

Oregon State (20-11) at New Mexico (24-10), 9 p.m.

Quarterfinals Sunday, March 29

South Florida (24-10) at St. Bonaventure (23-10), 1 p.m.

Indiana (21-10) at Illinois State (26-7), 3 p.m.

Georgetown (20-13) at Boston College (22-11), 5 p.m.

Monday, March 30

Kansas (20-13) vs. Oregon State-New Mexico winner, TBA

Semifinals Wednesday, April 1

TBD

Thursday, April 2

TBD

Championship Saturday, April 4

TBD, 2 p.m.

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