NEW YORK (Sporting Alert, NBA Score Box) — The following are NBA standings following the games that took place in the league on Thursday night night. Click the link below to go to the respective conference standings page.
In an upset NBA score on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Clippers suffered a 102-93 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Andray Blatche led the way for the Nets (8-14) with 21 points and nine rebounds in a reserve role, while Joe Johnson also scored 21 points in the win.
Brook Lopez finished with 16 points and Deron Williams added 15 for Brooklyn as former Boston Celtics players Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett helped the Nets to get the better of their ex-coach.
Chris Paul scored 20 points, but only had two assists in the defeat for the Los Angeles Clippers (15-9), while Jamal Crawford added 19 off the bench.
In another NBA score on the night, LaMarcus Aldridge collected 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers (19-4) beat the Houston Rockets (15-8) 111-104 at Moda Center.
Wesley Matthews scored 18 points and Robin Lopez added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory for the Blazers, which shot 43.8 percent from the field.
Dwight Howard, who scored a game-high 32 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, also had a highlighing night, but his efforts were not enough to stop the defeat for Houston.
James Harden finished with 25 points and seven assists for the Rockets, who fell to 5-5 on the road.
Brooklyn Nets 102 (8-14), Los Angeles Clippers 93 (15-9)
Portland Trail Blazers 111 (19-4), Houston Rockets 104 (15-8)