Mahinmi big night and Dirk in trouble
French center Ian Mahinmi had a career night with 19 points and 11 rebounds, as the Pacers beat the Rockets and with a 39-34 record they are currently 7th in the East in a very close playoffs race.
Meanwhile Houston remains 8th in the West (36-38), because Dallas lost to Sacramento with Dirk Nowitzki returning to action and scoring 14 points. The Mavericks have now a 35-38 record and still chase Houston. On the contrary the Golden State Warriors made one more step towards the 73 wins record, beating the 76ers behind 40 points by Clay Thompson. Here’s the Top5 of the night, the results and the Euro-standouts.
Results of the day
LA Clippers – Denver Nuggets 90-105 (Nurkic 19 p., 7 r.)
Indiana Pacers – Houston Rockets 104-101 (Mahinmi 19 p., 11 r.)
Sacramento Kings – Dallas Mavericks 133-111 (Koufos 10 p., 6 r.)
Golden State Warriors – Philadelphia 76ers 117-105 (Thompson 40 p.)
LA Lakers – Washington Wizards 88-101 (Gortat 16 p., 11 r.)