NBA Team Recap – March 25, 2013

Miami Heat (55-14)
Miami Heat (55-14)
(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs (53-17)
San Antonio Spurs (53-17)
Tony Parker returns after three weeks, but in his second game back, despite scoring 23 points, it was not enough to beat the Rockets on the road. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (49-22)
Denver Nuggets (49-22)
The Nuggets are on a 15-game winning streak, and after beating the Thunder in OKC, that leaps them in the rankings despite being three games behind - they may be able to secure the #2 seed in the West. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (52-19)
Oklahoma City Thunder (52-19)
The Thunder had another 20 point win, 103-83 over the Blazers, to match the Spurs for the most this season with 17. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (47-22)
Memphis Grizzlies (47-22)
The Grizzlies slipped up on the road to the Hornets, but bounced back to beat the slumping Celtics with bench player Jerryd Bayless notching 30 points. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (48-22)
Los Angeles Clippers (48-22)
The Clippers had a come-from-behind win over the Nets at home as Chris Paul scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to show he is a true leader. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks (42-26)
New York Knicks (42-26)
A healthier Carmelo Anthony returns to top form and leads to a modest four-game winning streak, making a huge leap in the rankings. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (36-34)
Los Angeles Lakers (36-34)
The Lakers had bad losses against the Suns at home and against the Wizards even though the last loss occurred with a full roster as Kobe Bryant returned from a sprained ankle and Pau Gasol six weeks after a foot injury. (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (43-27)
Indiana Pacers (43-27)
The Pacers beat up lesser teams this week, but couldn’t handle a short-handed Bulls losing 87-84. However, underrated David West missed a game suffering from a lower back sprain. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (41-29)
Brooklyn Nets (41-29)
The Nets squeaked by the Suns 102-100 without Joe Johnson, due to a quad contusion. The Nets looked good until the fourth quarter in a loss to the Clippers and have the challenge of a continued west coast swing in Portland and Denver. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (39-31)
Atlanta Hawks (39-31)
The Hawks playing two point guards in the backcourt with Devin Harris and Jeff Teague has worked especially well this week with two wins over the Bucks as the tandem scored a combined 43 and 30 points. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (39-31)
Houston Rockets (39-31)
James Harden’s 15-foot jumper with 4.5 seconds was the decisive bucket in a 95-94 win over the Spurs as the Rockets battle the Warriors and Lakers for seeding positioning. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (40-31)
Golden State Warriors (40-31)
Big game from Steph Curry scoring 35 in a win over the Wizards, but once again one of his tender ankles is sprained and his status for a big upcoming Lakers game is uncertain. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (36-33)
Boston Celtics (36-33)
The Celtics have hit a plateau and have begun sinking since the early success following Rajon Rando's injury. The loss to the Heat (105-103) where Jeff Green scored 43 points, may have demoralized the Celtics as losses to the Hornets and Mavericks followed. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (38-31)
Chicago Bulls (38-31)
A huge win over the Pacers without Joakim Noah may settle things for a while in this roller coaster of a season, but the Heat loom large this week and should tell a lot about the team’s fortune. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (34-36)
Dallas Mavericks (34-36)
The Mavs have been playing their best basketball and have sights set on an eight seed as the Jazz continue to slump and the Lakers lost two unexpectedly this week. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (34-35)
Milwaukee Bucks (34-35)
The Bucks should be motivated to catch the Celtics for the 7th playoff seed to avoid the inevitable first-round loss to the Heat, but the Bucks are playing like they've settled into the eight spot. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (34-36)
Utah Jazz (34-36)
Perhaps the Jazz should have made a trade as since the deadline passed the team's slumping has regressed further more. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-37)
Portland Trail Blazers (33-37)
Too much talent on this team to be under .500. A coaching change is in order. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (25-44)
Washington Wizards (25-44)
For a while now, the Wizards do something impressive every week and this past week was no exception with a comeback win over the Lakers in LA. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (27-42)
Philadelphia 76ers (27-42)
Every now and then the Sixers show some mettle or that they have not given up on the season and last week they played the Nuggets tough. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (26-44)
Toronto Raptors (26-44)
The Raptors are on a four-game losing streak and contemplating shutting down Rudy Gay who has back problems. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-47)
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-47)
The Cavs are on a five-game losing streak and injuries to backcourt mates Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving dampens the end of the season. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-44)
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-44)
Derrick Williams continues to play well, but it does not look like Kevin Love will return from injury. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (25-46)
Sacramento Kings (25-46)
Arena deal reported may keep Kings around, but who wants to see them? (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (24-47)
Detroit Pistons (24-47)
The Pistons snapped what had reached a 10-game losing skid with a win over the streak stopping Bobcats (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (24-46)
New Orleans Hornets (24-46)
The emergence of Robin Lopez has been the best thing to come out of this season. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (23-48)
Phoenix Suns (23-48)
Beating longtime rival/nemesis the Lakers has been the best part of this season as they did last week and right before the All-Star break. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (18-52)
Orlando Magic (18-52)
The Magic are on a six-game losing streak, but young players like Mo Harkless still gives hope. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (16-54)
Charlotte Bobcats (16-54)
It was a banner week with two wins and that could have matched the season’s best three-game winning streak, but lost 92-91 to the Pistons. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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