Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Brook Lopez scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Andray Blatche chipped in 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor as the Brooklyn Nets downed the Detroit Pistons, 103-99, on Wednesday at Barclays Center. Kris Humphries and Joe Johnson scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Nets (49-33), the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and winners of six of seven heading into the playoffs, where they will face the fifth-seeded Chicago Bulls in the quarterfinals beginning Saturday. Will Bynum scored 23 points and Greg Monroe turned in a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards for the Pistons (29-53), who came in tying a season-high with four straight wins. Brooklyn also swept Detroit for the first time in their 36-year history. Andre Drummond supplied 13 points, three steals and three blocks, while Rodney Stuckey had 11 points in defeat.
Final Score: Charlotte 105, Cleveland 98
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Kemba Walker had 24 points and seven assists, and the Charlotte Bobcats closed their season with a 105-98 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Josh McRoberts chipped in 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats (21-61), who finished the campaign with the second-worst mark in the NBA, a game ahead of Orlando. Charlotte won its final three games, all at home to avoid finishing with the worst mark in the NBA for a second straight season. Gerald Henderson added 15 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 for Charlotte, which snapped a six-game skid versus the Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists for Cleveland (24-58), which lost its final six contests.
Final Score: Chicago 95, Washington 92
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer compiled 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for the Chicago Bulls, who tuned up for the upcoming playoffs by coming through with a 95-92 decision over the Washington Wizards in the regular season finale for both teams. Kirk Hinrich scored 18 points and Nazr Mohammed added 18 for Chicago (45-37), which wrapped up the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a matchup with fourth-seeded Brooklyn in the quarterfinal round. The best-of-seven series will begin Saturday at the Barclay Center. The Wizards (29-53) finish out the season with their highest victory total since 2007-08, but conclude the campaign on a six-game losing skid despite battling back from an early 21-point deficit to forge an 85-85 tie with under 3 1/2 minutes left. A.J. Price paced Washington with 24 points off the bench and John Wall finished with 23 in the setback.
Final Score: Dallas 99, New Orleans 87
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Darren Collison poured in 25 points off the bench as the Dallas Mavericks ended the season on a high note with a 99-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at American Airlines Center. Collison got 10-of-15 shots to fall through in the contest for Dallas, which finished an even 41-41 on the season but will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since the 1999-00 campaign. Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points and nine rebounds and Shawn Marion tallied 15 points and seven boards as well for the Mavericks. All five starters scored in double figures for New Orleans who ended their final season as the Hornets at just 27-55. It was announced in January that after this season they would no longer be know as the Hornets but as the Pelicans.
Final Score: Denver 118, Phoenix 98
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Wilson Chandler scored 21 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Denver Nuggets clinched the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with an easy 118-98 victory over the lowly Phoenix Suns in the regular season finale for both teams. Ty Lawson checked in with 14 points and seven assists for the Nuggets, whose 57-25 record is the third best mark in franchise history and topped all of their previous NBA win totals. They also won their final 23 games at Pepsi Center and finished with an NBA- best 38-3 record at home Denver will play Golden State in the first round of the playoffs starting Saturday. Phoenix, which was led by Luis Scola's 17 points and 11 rebounds, closed out its second worst season (25-57) at the bottom of the West standings.
Final Score: Philadelphia 105, Indiana 95
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Dorell Wright led six Philadelphia players in double figures with 23 points, as the 76ers wrapped up their disappointing season on a high note with a 105-95 triumph over the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Evan Turner followed with 16 points, Damien Wilkins added 15 points and Arnett Moultrie supplied 14 points with 12 rebounds for the Sixers, who won three of their final four games to finish with a 34-48 mark. The late season surge may not be enough to save the job of Sixers' head coach Doug Collins, as the team has already scheduled morning news conferences with the managing owner and Collins. Lavoy Allen donated a double-double with 11 points and 11 boards, while Thaddeus Young finished with 10 points in the victory. Four of Indiana's usual starters -- George Hill, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert -- sat out the contest as the Pacers (49-32) had already secured the No. 3 seed. Indiana learned after the game it will meet Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs. Gerald Green made the most of the extended playing time, as he posted a career-high 34 points and six boards in the setback, Indiana's third in a row and fifth in its last six tries.
Final Score: Memphis 86, Utah 70
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Utah was held to its lowest point total of the season. Unfortunately for the Jazz, it happened in their last game in a chance to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Now, the Jazz will sit at home and watch the postseason on television for the second time in the last three years. Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Utah, 86-70, to eliminate the Jazz from playoff contention. Utah's loss allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to clinch the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Jazz needed a win over the Grizzlies plus a Lakers loss at home against Houston to make it into the postseason. Instead, it's the Lakers going into the playoffs minus perennial All-Star Kobe Bryant, who will need 6- to-9 months to recover from a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. The Grizzlies will go into the playoffs as the No. 5 seed and will open on the road against the Pacific Division champion Los Angeles Clippers. It will be a rematch of last year's first-round series, won by the Clippers in seven games. Mike Conley added 14 points for Memphis (56-26), which set a franchise record for most victories in a season in what will be its third straight trip to the playoffs. The Grizzlies also set a franchise mark for the most home wins in a season of 32, eclipsing the record of 31 set by the 2003-04 team. Al Jefferson totaled 22 points and 16 boards for Utah (43-39), which had won nine of its previous 11 games going into the season finale. The Jazz shot 32.1 percent from the field.
Final Score: Miami 105, Orlando 93
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and dished out 10 assists as the Miami Heat cruised to a 105-93 win over the Orlando Magic in the season finale for both teams. Mike Miller added 21 points and Rashard Lewis scored 16 points to go with eight rebounds for the Heat, who will have the top seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference Playoffs. Miami, which owns the league's best record (66-16), will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Reigning league MVP LeBron James sat the contest out to rest a sore hamstring. Nikola Vucevic posted his 46th double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, who finished an NBA- worst 20-62. With the loss, and Charlotte Bobcats victory, Orlando secured the best opportunity at landing the top pick in the NBA Lottery.
Final Score: New York 98, Atlanta 92
New York, NY (Sports Network) - In a contest between two playoff-bound teams with little to play for, Chris Copeland scored a career-high 33 points and the New York Knicks wrapped up their regular season with a 98-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden. Already locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, the Knicks (54-28) rested most of their starters, including 2013 scoring title champ Carmelo Anthony, and will carry a 10-game home winning streak into their first round showdown with the division rival Boston Celtics, which will begin on Saturday. The Hawks (44-38), only able to move up with a win and a Chicago loss, chose to rest starters Al Horford, Josh Smith and Jeff Teague among others. Officially locked into the sixth seed, Atlanta will face third- seeded Indiana and begin its series on Sunday. Earl Barron, signed off the street earlier Wednesday after Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement, tallied 11 points and a game-high 18 rebounds for the Knicks. James White added 20 points and Iman Shumpert finished with 18, eight assists and seven rebounds. Mike Scott totaled 23 points and 14 rebounds and John Jenkins scored 20 in the setback for Atlanta.
Final Score: Milwaukee 95, Oklahoma City 89
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - John Henson posted 28 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks took a 95-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the final game of the regular season. Brandon Jennings added 17 points and Mike Dunleavy scored 14 for the Bucks (38-44), who snapped a five-game losing streak and as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, will face the task of taking on the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs starting on Sunday. Oklahoma City (60-22) came into the game as the top seed in the Western Conference and will face the Houston Rockets, who lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime on Wednesday. That series is set to start on Sunday. Reggie Jackson had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Thunder, who had won seven of eight coming into the game. Perry Jones had 14 points.
Final Score: Minnesota 108, San Antonio 95
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Derrick Williams paced six Minnesota players in double figures with 21 points as the Timberwolves took down the San Antonio Spurs, 108-95 in the regular season finale at AT&T Center. Chase Budinger dropped 15 points off the bench for Minnesota (31-51), which finished the season having won two of three. Greg Stiemsma and Ricky Rubio each added 12 points while Stiemsma also grabbed nine rebounds to go with a career-best five steals. Tim Duncan scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Gary Neal also added 17 points in the loss. Tony Parker connected on all nine of his free throw attempts en route to 15 points and eight assists as the Spurs (58-24) finished second in the Western Conference and will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the opening round of the postseason. Despite the loss, the Spurs shot a perfect 22-of-22 from the foul line, 20 of which came in the first half.
Final Score: Toronto 114, Boston 90
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - DeMar DeRozan totaled a game-high 24 points as Toronto whipped playoff-bound Boston, 114-90, in the season finale for both teams at Air Canada Centre. Rudy Gay added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors (34-48), who will miss out on the postseason for the fifth straight season. Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and seven boards, while Alan Anderson added 16 points for the hosts. Jordan Crawford poured in 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Celtics (41-40), who will begin the postseason as the seventh seed in the East and will take on the New York Knicks. Terrence Williams totaled 12 points, with Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley contributing 11 points, respectively. Boston took the floor missing both Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, sitting by coach's decision.
Final Score: LA Lakers 99, Houston 95 (OT)
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - It sure wasn't the "Big Three" the Los Angeles Lakers had hoped for at the start of the season. The Lakers knew of their postseason fate before they took the floor Wednesday, but that didn't stop Steve Blake from again making the most out of his opportunity. And Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol's size and power inside were too much for the Houston Rockets to handle. With Kobe Bryant resting comfortably at his home, his Lakers picked up a 99-95 overtime win over the Rockets to earn the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The Utah Jazz's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies earlier Wednesday assured the Lakers of a postseason bid. Gasol tallied a triple-double with 17 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists, Blake led the Lakers in scoring for a second straight contest with a season-high 24 points, and Howard added 16 points and 18 boards for Los Angeles (45-37), which has won five straight to close the regular season and will play the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. It was the second game the Lakers played without Bryant after he tore his Achilles tendon in Friday's win over the Golden State Warriors. Chandler Parsons, who had 23 points, sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer from the L of the Lakers' midcourt logo. James Harden netted 30 points the Rockets (45-37), who will clash with the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.
Final Score: Golden State 99, Portland 88
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Stephen Curry knocked down his second 3- pointer of the night with 6:49 left in the second quarter to pass Ray Allen for the most 3-point field goals in a season as the Golden State Warriors finished the regular season on a high note with a 99-88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Rose Garden. Curry began the game 1-for-7 before finding space on the right wing midway through the second stanza for his record- breaking triple. He finished the night with 15 points and five assists. Klay Thompson paced the Warriors (47-35) with 24 points while David Lee registered his league-leading 56th double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Golden State has clinched the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge did everything he could for Portland (33-49), which concluded the campaign losers of 13 straight. Aldridge tallied 30 points and 21 boards and rookies Damian Lillard and Will Barton contributed 21 and 15 points, respectively. Barton logged 48 minutes.
Final Score: LA Clippers 112, Sacramento 108
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Paul had a double-double and Jamal Crawford dropped in 24 points off the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers earned homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Crawford connected on 6-of-8 shots from beyond the arc in the contest and Paul had a team-high 25 points and 11 assists for the Clippers (56-26) who as the fourth seed in the Western Conference will take on the fifth-seed Memphis Grizzlies in the first round. Chauncey Billups added 17 points, Matt Barnes had 12 off the bench and Caron Butler chipped in 11 points while DeAndre Jordan pulled in 10 rebounds. Demarcus Cousins closed the regular season well with 36 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the Kings (28-54) who might have been playing their last game in Sacramento. On Wednesday the NBA Board of Governors met to begin discussions on the sale and proposed relocation of the Kings by a Seattle group. Marcus Thornton hit five shots from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points as well for the Kings while Isaiah Thomas had a double-double (15 points, 10 assists) and Travis Outlaw dropped in a season-high 17 points off the bench.