NBA Scores & More: Clippers Lose Home Court Advantage, Kevin Durant Pulls Away From Kobe
After all of that, the L.A. Clippers may have lost home court advantage in the first round with a loss to the Knicks. In other action, Kevin Durant extended his gap over Kobe Bryant for the NBA scoring title.
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With Chris Paul sitting out with a mild groin strain, the Clippers lost the game in New York, and with it likely lost home court advantage in their first round series with Memphis. J.R. Smith scored 21 to lead New York and hit seven crucial points in the final minutes to preserve the win.
The Denver Nuggets won 106-101 and kept control of the No. 6 seed in the West, while Kevin Durant led all scorers with 32 points, which means Kobe Bryant needs to score 38 points or more on Thursday to take the NBA scoring title away from Durant.
Derrick Rose continued to blend back in with his Chicago teammates, dishing seven of the team's 27 assists as the Bulls, behind Kyle Korver's 20-point effort, knocked off the Indiana Pacers 92-87 Wednesday night, keeping them as the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs.