NBA Team Recap – April 1, 2013

Miami Heat (58-15)
Miami Heat (58-15)
The winning streak was stopped at 27, the second longest in the NBA, by an undermanned but feisty Bulls. Even without LeBron and DWade, the Heat bounced back to beat the Spurs on a last-second three-point shot by Chris Bosh. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs (55-18)
San Antonio Spurs (55-18)
Tim Duncan scored 34 to nip the Clippers 104-102, but Manu Ginobli missed the next game against the Heat with a hamstring injury that will likely sideline him until the playoffs. (Photos by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (54-20)
Oklahoma City Thunder (54-20)
Russell Westbrook’s triple double (23 pts, 13 rebs, 10 assists) sparked a win over the Bucks. Another showdown with the Spurs this week could help settle the best record in the West. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (50-24)
Denver Nuggets (50-24)
Winning streak snapped at 15 unexpectedly by the Hornets. The Nuggets bounced back by almost getting a win in San Antonio before losing 100-99. Andre Iguodala has stated he intends to opt out of his contract, but wants to re-sign with the team for more years and guaranteed money. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks (46-26)
New York Knicks (46-26)
Holding the longest current winning streak with 8, the Knicks have been given new life with tough play and a little scoring from recent pick-up Kenyon Martin. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (47-27)
Indiana Pacers (47-27)
A perfect 4-0 week and a seventh win in eight games keeps pace with the Knicks for the coveted No. 2 seed in the playoffs - that could allow the team to not meet the Heat until conference finals. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (49-24)
Memphis Grizzlies (49-24)
Marc Gasol played - not well - through an injury in a Knicks loss, but led with 21 points in a win over the Timberwolves. Knicks are looking to sign a point guard to solidify bench with Kenyon Dooling reported as leading choice.(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (49-25)
Los Angeles Clippers (49-25)
The Clippers went back-and-forth with the Mavs mainly with Chris Paul making almost miraculous buckets, but eventually lost due to an unorganized offensive scheme that will continue to plague the Clippers. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (42-32)
Golden State Warriors (42-32)
The Warriors seem headed in the right direction after a post All-Star Game swoon as Steph Curry is playing like he did a few years ago rising to fame in the NCAA tourney. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (42-31)
Brooklyn Nets (42-31)
The Nets will have a good record and the future is better after the nightmarish years recently in Jersey, but they strike no fear in anyone after going down easily in Denver and Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (40-33)
Houston Rockets (40-33)
Unlike the Nets, the Rockets can bring it on anyone even without their best player beating the Clippers, 98-81, as James Harden sat out with a sore foot. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (41-33)
Atlanta Hawks (41-33)
Zaza Pachulia is shutting it down after being unable to recover from an achilles injury and injuries have plagued the Hawks all year as it has started 27 different line-ups this season. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (40-32)
Chicago Bulls (40-32)
The Bulls may have felt like they won a championship after stopping conference rival Heat's winning streak. But the Bulls couldn’t muster enough to get by the Mavs on the road and hung on to beat the lowly Pistons at home. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (36-37)
Dallas Mavericks (36-37)
Gutty wins over the Clippers and Bulls to keep their playoff hopes burning bright. The Mavs' biggest game of the season may be Tuesday in LA when they face the Lakers.(Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (38-36)
Utah Jazz (38-36)
The return of Randy Foye has helped out tremendously as his scoring and presence gives the Jazz a dynamic dimension. He dropped 28 in a win over the Nets with 8 three-pointers. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (38-36)
Los Angeles Lakers (38-36)
Even with close wins over the lowly Twolves and Kings, the playoffs might be a reach as they sit outside looking in in the 9th spot. Chemistry and Biology hurt as they have not played together due to many age-inflicted injuries. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (38-35)
Kevin Garnett has missed weeks and Paul Pierce may sit out with a sore right ankle. Jeff Green has been the bright spot, winning games with a buzzer–beating layup against the Cavs and notching 27 in a win over the Hawks. The Celtics ended the week with a subpar effort in a 108-89 loss to the Knicks. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (27-46)
Washington Wizards (27-46)
John Wall is playing like a No.1 pick dropping 47 points in a win over the Grizzlies, the impressive feat of the week for the Wizards. Rookie Bradley Beal also returned to action this week and scored 24 points in a win over the Raptors. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (35-37)
Milwaukee Bucks (35-37)
Brandon Jennings is grumbling about playing time and will likely flee in the offseason as a free agent. Until that happens, the Bucks remain relevant in playoff picture with help from a disappointing Lakers arrival in town getting its only win in their last six games. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-40)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-40)
The Trail Blazers are on a four-game losing streak and may not win another game this season. The remaining nine games are against top teams or those battling to make the playoffs. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (30-43)
Philadelphia 76ers (30-43)
Winning streaks have been few and far between this season, so the current three-game winning streak is welcomed despite the best win is over the Bucks. Evan Turner with a good week continues to be an enigma. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (27-47)
Sacramento Kings (27-47)
The Kings almost pulled of its own three-game win streak, forcing the Lakers to battle to the buzzer after big wins over the Warriors and Suns. The question remains of what to do with the talented but troublesome Mr. (DeMarcus) Cousins.(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (26-46)
Minnesota Timberwolves (26-46)
The TWolves were robbed of a chance to force OT after no call on Ricky Rubio's three-point shot fouled by Kobe, but they bounced back with a big win over the Thunder, led by Rubio’s 17 points and 7 assists. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (26-48)
New Orleans Hornets (26-48)
Greivis Vasquez scored 25 in a win over the Cavs as he, along with Robin Lopez, has been an unexpected boon for the Hornets. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (27-46)
Toronto Raptors (27-46)
The Building blocks for the future, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 21 points apiece to end a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over Pistons. Also, former Raptor now Piston Jose Calderon may look to return via free agency. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (24-50)
Detroit Pistons (24-50)
As mentioned, the Pistons may lose Calderon, but going with younger players to get the franchise back on track is probably the best move. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (23-51)
Phoenix Suns (23-51)
The Suns are on a six-game skid as they look forward to the draft with its and Lakers first-round draft pick from the Steve Nash trade. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-50)
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-50)
Kyrie Irving returned from a shoulder injury, but his 31 points was not enough to beat the Hornets as their losing streak extends to eight. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (19-55)
Orlando Magic (19-55)
The Magic got a win this past week over the Wizards with a second-year player Tobias Harris scoring a career-high 30 points and three rookies in the starting lineup. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (17-56)
Charlotte Bobcats (17-56)
Ranked 27th in scoring, 28th in rebounding, 30th in assists and 29th in points allowed (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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