Wild West: Spurs strengthen grip on top seed

April, 18, 2012
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We take a look at the games that impact the West playoff picture each morning for the rest of the regular season.

Mavs' spot in the standings: Nothing changed for the Mavs, who are in seventh place, a half game behind the Nuggets. The Rockets and Suns are a game and a half behind the Mavs, and Utah is two games behind Dallas.

TUESDAY'S GAMES

Grizzlies 91, Timberwolves 84: Rudy Gay had 28 points as the Grizzlies handed the Timberwolves their 11th consecutive loss.

Spurs 112, Lakers 91: Tony Parker had 29 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes as the first-place Spurs got revenge for a recent rout by the Lakers. It was the Spurs’ 18th win in their last 21 games.

TODAY’S GAMES
Hornets at Grizzlies
Rockets at Mavericks
Thunder at Suns
Jazz at Trail Blazers
Spurs at Kings
Lakers at Warriors

If the playoffs started today: Mavs vs. Thunder

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Dirk Nowitzki
PTS AST STL MIN
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsS. Dalembert 6.8
AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.2