15/4/2012-Durant explodes as Rudy and the Grizz solidify playoff credentials.
Chris Paul had 28 points and also handed at 13 assists in a win for the the Los Angeles Clippers as they defeated the Golden State Warriors. Despite having four players scoring 20 points or more including Nate Robinson’s 28 on return; without David Lee the Warriors were unable to get over the line.
Luke Harangody had 16 points and 10 rebounds after being handed the start for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won against the Washington Wizards. All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavs while Jordan Crawford had 19 for the Wizards.
Kevin Garnett’s 21 points and 12 rebounds proved more than enough as the Celtics easily disposed of the New Jersey Nets. Rajon Rondo also had 14 assists to keep his streak alive.
Rudy Gay’s 26 point 12 rebound double double combined with OJ Mayo’s 20 off the bench tore through the Utah Jazz as the Grizz won 98-103. Al Jefferson and Devin Harris had 20 points apiece.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points as the Oklahoma City won against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Durant had 43 to lead the pair while trade bait Michael Beasley had 26 for the shorthanded Wolves.
The Milwaukee Buck’s playoff hopes took a shot as they lost 105-99 against the Indiana Pacers. Monta Ellis had 20 points to lead the Bucks, but Roy Hibbert’s 23 points and a balanced Indiana attack came out on top.
The Suns lost to the Spurs as Steve Nash did not register an assist. In the battle of the veterans, Tim Duncan had 19 to lead the Spurs while Sebastian Telfair’s 21 led all comers.