They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get style points for Sunday’s 87-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Clippers could face the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs, making Wednesday night’s game a potential preview.
Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night.
LeBron James scored 20 points, Kyrie Irving added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for an 87-86 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
Indiana has already shifted into playoff gear.
Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 103-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Brook Lopez had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets, despite struggling against the Lakers, won their third straight.
J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win.
Dwyane Wade scored 40 points one day after having fluid removed from his balky left knee, Udonis Haslem set season highs with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the undermanned Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Sunday night.
First and foremost, happy 70th to Walt Frazier. Where does the time go? If there's one indisputable New York City truth the past, oh, 50 years, it's that Walt Frazier made…
NEW YORK — One day after his New York Knicks made the wrong kind of history, team president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to talk about the rebuild that lies ahead. We will rebuild a team that fits together-guys that want to compete and play the way bball gods approve.#groundup— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 30, 2015It’s interesting that Jackson would use the hashtag “#groundup” at the end of the tweet. He had an opportunity to start the Knicks’ rebuild from the ground up in the truest sense last summer when Carmelo Anthony hit free agency.
Derek Fisher didn’t flinch before offering a deadpan response when asked to predict a favorite in the Eastern Conference this spring.