NBA Recap: All 30 teams played their final regular-season games as the top seeds gear up for playoffs

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season is officially over and the play-in tournament is expected to produce some exciting matchups as teams gear up for the playoffs.

Sunday, April 10 saw every squad compete in its final regular-season game, including an overtime win by the Los Angeles Lakers over the Denver Nuggets in an inconsequential match. In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks finished as the No. 3 seed after falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Brooklyn Nets pushed past the Indiana Pacers.

Bucks 115-133 Cavaliers

With its starters sidelined for the final game of the season, Milwaukee couldn’t get past Cleveland, who were led in victory by Kevin Love‘s 32 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. Love scored eight 3-pointers as Lauri Markkanen added 23 points, Evan Mobley put up 18, Cedi Osman got 15, and Darius Garland contributed with 11.

Hawks 130-114 Rockets

Despite Jalen Green scoring a game-high 41 points for the Houston Rockets, they were unable to overcome Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. Young scored 28 points and dished out 11 assists to secure the No. 9 seed in the East for Atlanta.

Pacers 126-134 Nets

Kevin Durant had a quiet triple-double in the Nets’ win over the Pacers, scoring 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and 16 assists. Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, led all scorers with 35 points as four other Nets reached double-figures in scoring. For Indiana, seven players finished the game with double-digit scoring, led by Oshae Brissett’s 28, but it was still not enough to overcome Brooklyn.

Wizards 108-124 Hornets

LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier combined for 49 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets past the Washington Wizards as Isaiah Thomas scored 14 points in 13 minutes off the bench. Rui Hachimura led Washington in scoring with 21 points, followed by Corey Kispert’s 20. Hornets will face the Hawks in the play-in.

Celtics 139-110 Grizzlies

Jayson Tatum took advantage of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and the rest of the Memphis Grizzlies starters sitting out to lead the Boston Celtics in victory, scoring 31 points to go with nine boards. Santi Aldama scored a team-high 20 points for Memphis, but it was John Konchar who shone with a 17-point triple-double.

Bulls 124-120 Timberwolves

The Chicago Bulls, who will face the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs, closed out the season with a close win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both sides sat most of their respective starters, leading to Patrick Williams of the Bulls scoring a game-high 35 points. Ayo Dosunmu added 26 points, Troy Brown got 17, and three other Chicago players joined the double-digit scoring column.

Other NBA scores

Pistons 106-118 Sixers

Heat 111-125 Magic

Raptors 94-105 Knicks

Warriors 128-107 Pelicans

Kings 116-109 Suns

Lakers 146-141 Nuggets

Jazz 111-80 Trail Blazers

Thunder 88-138 Clippers

Spurs 120-130 Mavericks

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