NBA Team Recap – April 15, 2013

Miami Heat (64-16)
Miami Heat (64-16)
The Heat played the entire roster to thwart the big game Bulls to extend their current winning streak to six. The Heat could bench the big three and still beat first-round opponent Bucks. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-21)
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-21)
With convincing wins over the Jazz and Warriors, the Thunder look to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the West - only needing a win over the Kings or Bucks. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (55-25)
Denver Nuggets (55-25)
The Nuggets suffered another injury with energizer Kennth Faried going down with a sprained ankle. In Gallinari’s absence, due to an ACL injury, rookie Evan Fournier has impressed. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks (53-27)
New York Knicks (53-27)
Carmelo Anthony is putting up double-doubles and leading the league in scoring. The Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the East with a 90-80 win over the challenging Pacers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs (58-22)
San Antonio Spurs (58-22)
The Spurs are only 5-5 in their last ten with Tony Parker playing not-so-well in the Lakers loss makes this veteran team look vulnerable in the playoffs. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (54-26)
Los Angeles Clippers (54-26)
The Clippers are on a roll with a five-game winning streak including a big 91-87 victory on the road over the Grizzlies that may give them home court advantage in a potential first-round re-match of last season. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (54-26)
Memphis Grizzlies (54-26)
The Grizzlies potentially lost their chance to move up to a three seed or have first-round home court advantage against the Clippers by losing to them. (Photo by NIkki Boertman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (49-31)
Indiana Pacers (49-31)
The Pacers are not playing that well down the stretch, but using its defensive emphasis should fare well in the playoffs as the game tends to slow down - making defense a higher priority. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (45-35)
Golden State Warriors (45-35)
Currently, the Warriors have slipped to the No. 7 seed with two consecutive losses, which may be a good thing if that means facing the older Spurs rather than the spry Nuggets. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (47-33)
Brooklyn Nets (47-33)
Looks like the No. 4 seed has been secured and the Nets will likely rest up players in the remaining meaningless games against the Wizards and Pistons. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (45-35)
Houston Rockets (45-35)
The Rockets finished their home schedule with a bang over the Kings, a 121-100 win, and moved up to the No. 6 seed. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (44-37)
Los Angeles Lakers (44-37)
Kobe Bryant goes down with a season-ending Achilles heel injury, but the Lakers held on to beat the Warriors and defeated the Spurs with a big game from Dwight Howard. The Lakers need a win over the Rockets to get into the playoffs. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (43-37)
Chicago Bulls (43-37)
A previous win over the streaking Heat and this week over the streaking Knicks proves that this is a team that can beat anyone and is a scary playoff opponent. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (44-36)
Atlanta Hawks (44-36)
The Hawks had a well-balanced attack in their win over the Bucks as Josh Smith scored 24, Al Horford grabbed 17 rebounds and Jeff Teague dished out 10 assists - a recipe for playoff success. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (42-38)
Utah Jazz (42-38)
The Jazz are battling for the last playoff spot going 8-2, but may have run out of season. The Jazz need to beat the Twolves and Grizzlies and hope the Rockets beat the Lakers in LA. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (41-39)
Boston Celtics (41-39)
Looks like a No. 7 seed for the C’s and an exciting first-round playoff match-up against the Knicks. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (40-40)
Dallas Mavericks (40-40)
Dirk Nowitzki becomes the 17th player to score 25,000 points in this season. Finishing .500 may be a team goal. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (29-51)
Washington Wizards (29-51)
First bad week (0-4) since John Wall returned from injury. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (37-43)
Milwaukee Bucks (37-43)
The Bucks probably shouldn’t be in the playoffs - losers of four straight, including a loss to the Magic! (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (33-47)
Philadelphia 76ers (33-47)
Head coach Doug Collins has made it known he will not return, but will Andrew Bynum? (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-47)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-47)
The Trail Blazers are on an eleven-game losing streak and will likely end the season with a 13-game losing streak. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
The Twolves stand at a 20-20 home record and look to finish the season with a winning record in front of the home fans. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (32-48)
Toronto Raptors (32-48)
A second good week in a row for the Raptors, riding a three-game winning streak, but changes are expected with the possible replacement of GM Bryan Colangelo who couldn’t replicate the Suns' success. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Piston (28-52)
Detroit Piston (28-52)
The Pistons have a three-game winning streak, but it appears that head coach Lawrence Frank and President Joe Dumars will not survive another poor season. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (28-52)
Sacramento Kings (28-52)
Seattle group raised their offer price for the Kings as the battle where the team will play is more interesting than play on the floor. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (27-54)
New Orleans Hornets (27-54)
The Hornets are on a four-game losing streak with last night’s loss to the Mavs and will finish the season on the road against the Mavs. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (24-56)
Cleveland Cavaliers (24-56)
The Cavs are on a four-game losing streak as the season winds down on a sour note despite the return of Kyrie Irving. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (24-56)
Phoenix Suns (24-56)
The Suns clinched the worst record in the West. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (20-60)
Orlando Magic (20-60)
The Magic beat the slumping Bucks to stop a five-game losing streak with Tobias Harris’ 30 points - he was acquired in a mid-season trade and is the best thing to happen to the Magic this season. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (19-61)
Charlotte Bobcats (19-61)
The Bobcats also beat the Bucks this week. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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