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Lakers 113, Spurs 100

(Updated: UPDATES with San Antonio opponent in notes Minor editing throughout) Lakers 113, Spurs 100: Jordan Hill had 18 points and 14 rebounds as visiting Los Angeles ended their worst season in franchise history on a high note. Nick Young added 16 points off the bench for the Lakers, who finished 27-55. The remaining five starters and two additional reserves also scored in double figures for Los Angeles, led by Kendall Marshall with 15 points and 11 assists.

Preview: Celtics at 76ers

The Boston Celtics seek their first three-game winning streak in over two months when they finish their road schedule at Philadelphia on Monday. Boston received 25 points from Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk to pick up a 111-99 victory at Cleveland on Saturday, snapping a 13-game road losing streak. Jeff Green and Brandon Bass added 19 points apiece and rookie guard Phil Pressey handed out a career high-tying 13 assists.

Preview: Warriors at Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers matched the franchise record for losses in a season while giving up an NBA season-high 145 points on Tuesday. The Lakers will try to avoid a record-setting loss and hold an opponent under 140 when they host the Golden State Warriors on Friday. The Warriors are on the second night of a back-to-back after falling to Denver on Thursday and are a game up for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference.

Preview: Pistons at Bulls

The Chicago Bulls likely won't be disappointed to see the visiting Detroit Pistons come to town Friday. The Bulls, who are trying to edge Toronto for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, have sent the Pistons home with a loss in 14 of their last 15 visits to the United Center. Chicago has won a season-best six straight — the last five by double digits.

Mills, Spurs hand Mavs a costly loss

Mills, Spurs hand Mavs a costly loss DALLAS -- San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, starting in place of injured Tony Parker, took full advantage of the opportunity Thursday. Mills scored a game-high 26 points, and the Spurs put a dent in the Dallas Mavericks' playoff hopes with an impressive 109-100 victory on at the American Airlines Center.

Spurs 109, Mavericks 100

Spurs 109, Mavericks 100: Patty Mills had 26 points and six assists as visiting San Antonio moved within a victory of clinching home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.

NBA: Short-handed Spurs down Mavs

Australian Patty Mills scored 26 points on Thursday to lead San Antonio to a 109-100 victory over Dallas that moved the Spurs closer to clinching the NBA's best record. Kawhi Leonard finished with 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for San Antonio, who were without Tony Parker for the second straight game as the star point guard continued to recover from a back sprain. With the victory, San Antonio stayed on course to secure the best record in the league and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Preview: Spurs at Mavericks

The San Antonio Spurs have suddenly hit a bump in the road as home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs is just out of reach, and the Dallas Mavericks will be trying to improve their postseason chances when the Texas teams meet Thursday in Dallas. San Antonio had its franchise-record 19-game winning streak snapped last Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Spurs dropped their second game in the last three Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rockets 145, Lakers 130

Rockets 145, Lakers 130: James Harden and Terrence Jones scored 33 points apiece despite both sitting out the fourth quarter as visiting Houston set an NBA season high scoring total while routing Los Angeles.

Preview: Rockets at Lakers

The No. 3 spot in the Western Conference is looking like it won’t happen for the Houston Rockets, but a forgiving schedule should help them lock up the No. 4 slot. The Rockets will begin a three-game road trip at the sinking Los Angeles Lakers and play only one more game against a playoff contender. Houston is still waiting on Dwight Howard to return from an ankle injury but James Harden is doing his best to make up for the loss on the offensive end.
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