NETS 104, 76ERS 83
In New York, Brook Lopez scored 29 points, while Reggie Evans added 17 points and 24 rebounds as Brooklyn firmly held their ground in the East with a victory over Philadelphia.
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson had 11 points apiece for the Nets, who began the day with a two-game lead over Chicago for the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round.
Reserve guard MarShon Brooks had 11 points and seven assists for the Nets, winners of two straight overall and three of four in the season series against the 76ers. The Nets were to play in Boston last night, with four games remaining.
Nick Young had 18 points and Jrue Holiday scored 15 for the Philadelphia.
WARRIORS 105, TIMBERWOLVES 89
In Oakland, California, Klay Thompson scored 30 points, while Stephen Curry added 24 points and 10 assists as Golden State clinched a playoff berth with a rout of Minnesota.
David Lee finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds to propel the Warriors to their first post-season appearance since 2007 and just their second in 19 years.
In other NBA action, it was:
‧ Raptors 101, Bulls 98
‧ Lakers 104, Hornets 96