SAN ANTONIO, TX (Sporting Alert) — The NBA standings and scores and records from the list of contests that took place on Thursday night, Mar. 6.
There was also an impressive outing for the Phoenix Suns, who came back to be the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122.
In that game, Gerald Green delivered career-high 41 points, 25 of which came in the third quarter and the Suns (36-25) erased a 16-point deficit to better the Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combination, which put up 70 of Oklahoma City’s (46-16) total points.
Markieff Morris scored 24 points and Goran Dragic also hit some big buckets for Phoenix on his way to finishing with 22 points.
Westbrook finished with 36 points and nine assists with Durant ending with 34 points and seven rebounds in the defeat for the Thunder, which now only leads the Western Conference NBA standings by a 1/2 game
At the Staples Center, the LA Clippers (43-20) battered the Los Angeles Lakers 142-94 to secure a season-high sixth straight win.
Darren Collison, starting again for the injured Jamal Crawford, scored 24 points, while Blake Griffin finished 20 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters, in a game that was virtually over as a contest from the second quarter, after the Clippers outscored the Lakers 44-13.
Meanwhile, Tim Duncan has a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs (45-16) to a 111-87 win over the Miami Heat (43-16) and closed the gap on Oklahoma City in the Western Conference NBA standings.
NBA Results and NBA Standings on March 6
San Antonio Spurs 111 (45-16), Miami Heat 87 (43-16)
Phoenix Suns 128 (36-25), Oklahoma City Thunder 122 (46-16)
Los Angeles Clippers 142 (43-20), Los Angeles Lakers 94 (21-41)