It was not surprise to see such a high scoring game, as both teams have nothing much to play for but only to complete their respective fixtures. Andres NOCIONI, coming from the bench, only manages to post 10 points & 3 rebounds to his credit.
Toronto Raptors 91 Miami Heat 75
While their chances of achieving home court advantage still being uncertain, the Raptors are eager to avoid playing Boston or Detroit in the play-offs. Carlos DELFINO was only able to post 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists & 2 steals.
Utah Jazz Houston 105 Rockets 96
A match that both teams were eager to win, in order to stay in contention for home court advantage during the play-offs. Not only that, this could also be a potential first round meeting as well.
If that is the case then, despite of their superiority playing in Salt Lake, the Jazz should how dangerous Luis SCOLA can be. Tonight was another big night for him, posting 22 points. 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal & 1 block shot.
Sacramento Kings 98 San Antonio Spurs 101
Even before tip-off, Spurs knew that their deadly weapon would be sitting out again. So to avoid another defeat, where would they actually find that solution?
Of course, the other big names will be expected to carry that responsibility but the support from the rest are equally demanded.
In a game which Spurs, whom were desperately needed a moment of magic to win, it was Fabricio OBERTO himself that provided that much needed spark.
He and DUNCAN teamed up for perhaps the biggest play of the game. With the score tied and less than two minutes left, Michael FINLEY rimmed out a 3-pointer. DUNCAN tapped the rebound directly to OBERTO for the lay-up that put the Spurs on top for good with 1:48 to go.