A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:
Stephen Curry realizes a playoff berth is still a precious commodity for the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the majority of their existence watching the postseason from their collective couches in the Bay Area.
The Golden State Warriors have clinched a spot in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Galatasaray, the Turkish champion, reached the Euroleague quarterfinals with a 64-55 home win over Partizan Belgrade, squeezing in over Lokomotiv Krasnodar because of a tiebreaker.
Truth be told, no one believed Corey Brewer could do it. Not his teammate Ricky Rubio. Not his coach Rick Adelman. And certainly not his opponent, the Houston Rockets.
Led by Paul Millsap’s 27 points, Atlanta maintained a two-game lead over the Knicks, handing the Nets their first loss at Barclays Center in 16 games.
Recognized as one of the most reliable scorers in the league, Mr. Hudson was a six-time N.B.A. All-Star and in 2003, named humanitarian of the year by an association of retired N.B.A. players.
LeBron James scored 36 points, and the host Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference by running past the Indiana Pacers, 98-86, on Friday night.
Wesley Matthews had 21 points and Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 16 points in a key fourth-quarter run to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 111-99 on Friday night.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 as Milwaukee held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 on Friday night, preserving the Bucks slim hopes of avoiding the NBA’s worst record.
For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers.
The Knicks scrapped their way to a 108-100 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, improving their record to 34-45 with three games left to play.
Danny Green had a career-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-104 on Friday and clinch the league’s best record.
Marc Gasol had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Miller added 19 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies made a strong push in the third quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 117-95 on Friday night.
D.J. Augustin scored 24 points, Taj Gibson added 17, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from 18 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-98 for their seventh straight win on Friday night.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night.
Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks moved to the verge of a playoff spot with a 93-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal added 16 as the Washington Wizards overcame a sluggish offense and beat the Orlando Magic 96-86 Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, Amare Stoudemore had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the New York Knicks kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the Toronto Raptors 108-100 on Friday night.
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The Knicks made sure they wouldn't be eliminated from the playoffs Friday night.
It was a win and a loss all rolled into one for a Knicks team that still has a pulse but is very much on life support. The season has come down to this: the Knicks need to win their final three games and they’ll need the Atlanta Hawks to lose their last three games if they are to qualify for the playoffs for a fourth straight year.
Phil Jackson is considering signing Lamar Odom, the Queens native who is trying rebuild his career and personal life. ESPN, citing unnamed sources, reported that the Knicks are interested in signing the veteran forward to a deal that would include an option for next season.