NBA Team Recap – February 18, 2013

San Antonio Spurs (42-12)
San Antonio Spurs (42-12)
Manu Ginobli returned after a two week absence, but Kwahi Leonard hit the big three with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Spurs to a 96-95 win over the Cavs to enter the all-star break on a three-game winning streak after destroying the Bulls and Nets. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Miami Heat (36-14)
Miami Heat (36-14)
The Heat are on a seven-game winning streak where LeBron James' personal streak of scoring 30 or more points on 60% shooting was stopped at six games when he shot only 58% in a 110-100 win over the Thunder. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14)
Oklahoma City Thunder (39-14)
The Thunder ripped though it’s opponents this week winning all games by no less than 21 points after ending last week with a loss to the Cavs, but had no answers for the Heat. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (38-17)
Los Angeles Clippers (38-17)
The Clippers made quick work of the Lakers and headed to the all-star break nine wins shy from the franchise's best season win total. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (33-18)
Memphis Grizzlies (33-18)
In its only game of the week, Marc Gasol dropped 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a win over the Kings as the Grizz return to the top 5 after a long absence. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (33-21)
Denver Nuggets (33-21)
The Nuggets got a little road weary this week as after falling in triple OT on Sunday in Boston, they lost to the Raptors and got crushed by the Nets. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks  (32-18)
New York Knicks (32-18)
Carmelo Anthony suffered a minor arm bruise in the last game before the all-star game, but the Knicks' ego has been more bruised lately by ending the first-half losing to the Raptors and looking out-of-sync. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (31-22)
Brooklyn Nets (31-22)
Nets had a big OT win over the Pacers as these teams will likely battle for playoff seeding. The Nets followed that up with an easy win over the Nuggets as Brook Lopez is playing as one of the best centers in the league. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (32-21)
Indiana Pacers (32-21)
Paul George continues to step up, recording his first career triple-double with 24, 12 and 12 in a thrashing of the Bobcats, 101-77. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (30-22)
Chicago Bulls (30-22)
The Bulls had a bad week with a loss to the Spurs without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker or Ginobli playing and limped into the break scoring only 69 points in a loss to the Celtics. Also, Derrick Rose says he may not come back this season after all. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (28-24)
Boston Celtics (28-24)
The C’s continue to dream about another playoff run and who is going to stop them. They suffered a let-down loss to the Bobcats after a triple OT win over the Nuggets, but only responded enough to eke out a 71-69 win over the Bulls. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (30-22)
Golden State Warriors (30-22)
There's trouble by the Bay. The Warriors have lost five in a row and introduced a t-shirt style uniform jersey they will play in for several upcoming games - seems like a not so good idea. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (29-26)
Houston Rockets (29-26)
The Rockets easily beat the Warriors after so much talk that they would seek revenge against the Rockets in scoring an embarrassing 140 on them in the previous week. But without James Harden, the Rockets couldn’t handle a good team like the Clippers, losing 106-96. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (30-24)
Utah Jazz (30-24)
If it's not Al Jefferson being traded, its Paul Milsap. Wait until the deadline passes and then we should be able to get a read on this team for the near future. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (29-22)
Atlanta Hawks (29-22)
Josh Smith may be traded, but he is going out with a bang by scoring 26 and 30 in two wins this week over the Mavs and Magic. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (26-25)
Milwaukee Bucks (26-25)
The Bucks are fading, but ended the week with a narrow 94-92 win over the Sixers - their nearest competition to nabbing the last playoff spot. With the 8th seed likely for the playoffs, they become fodder for the Heat. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
BKN - NBA - LAKERS - SUNS
BKN - NBA - LAKERS - SUNS
The Lakers were embarrassed, 125-101. The torch has officially passed to the Clippers as the team that owns Los Angeles. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (23-29)
Dallas Mavericks (23-29)
Wonder if any playoff teams are interested in Vince Carter? He's playing quite well and could be a nice scoring threat off the bench for some team. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (21-32)
Toronto Raptors (21-32)
Rudy Gay gives this team a ray of hope as it plays with confidence of expecting to compete, if not win. They're on a four-game win streak, including a 92-88 win over the Knicks in the Garden. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (25-28)
Portland Trail Blazers (25-28)
The Trail Blazers mailed in their last game before the all-star break after already losing four in a row, including getting killed by the Hornets, 99-63. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (22-29)
Philadelphia 76ers (22-29)
The all-star break should be good for the Sixers to re-energize and see what the last 31 games entail for its future with or without Andrew Bynum and Evan Turner. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (21-33)
Detroit Pistons (21-33)
A win over the Wizards was fueled by new point guard Jose Calderon with his first big game, scoring 24 points (6-9 from three). His shooting should help clear space for big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-37)
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-37)
The Cavs let one slip away as Dion Waiters hit the apparent game-winning shot, but on ensuing possession the Cavs seemed to daydream, allowing Kawhi Leonard to hit the game-winning three. Could be one to learn from though. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (15-36)
Washington Wizards (15-36)
Bradley Beal scored 28 in a win over the Bucks and may eventually be the best player taken in his draft class. Blazers’ Damon Lillard will win Rookie of the year, but no one in this rookie class is more explosive. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (19-35)
Sacramento Kings (19-35)
The Kings are in no-man’s land, or is it a tale of two cities as the Kings' future on-and-off the court is still hazy with rotating talented players and figuring out what city it will play; Sacramento or Seattle. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (19-34)
New Orleans Hornets (19-34)
The hope is Anthony Davis responds in the second-half or next season like the last game before the all-star break with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the Blazers. He has not played bad, but bigger things were dreamed. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-31)
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-31)
This team is already looking forward to next season. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (17-36)
Phoenix Suns (17-36)
This team is likely looking to improve next season, but the season after with all the changes needed post Steve Nash. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (14-37)
Orlando Magic (14-37)
The Magic have a similar story with a regrouping need in a post Dwight Howard era. Funny thing is that Nash and Howard have not worked out well for the Lakers either. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (12-40)
Charlotte Bobcats (12-40)
The Bobcats caught the C’s sleepwalking beating them 94-91, but Byron Mullens’ 25 points showcased he is a legitimate center to be reckoned with. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
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