Saturday night game round-up: The Warriors take one step closer to immortality

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Phoenix Suns 121-100 New Orleans Pelicans

Without Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans continue to limp towards the regular season finish line after another blowout loss, this time, at the hands of another struggling franchise in the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns now sport a record of 22-58 to leave them 14th in the Western Conference. Archie Goodwin provided 24 points on top of Bosnian Mizra Teletovic's 22 and despite committing more turnovers than their hosts, Phoenix led by as much as 28 points at one stage.

Alex Len topped the rebounding charts with 11 while well-travelled guard Toney Douglas was the Pelicans standout performer with 23 points.

Boston Celtics 107-118 Atlanta Hawks

Two teams cemented in the Eastern Conference playoffs met at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, and it was the home side that moved one game ahead of their postseason counterparts into third place.

Paul Millsap weighed in with a huge 31 points and 16 rebounds to complement Kent Bazemore's 21-point effort in the frontcourt. Jeff Teague also put up 24 points and seven assists in a well-rounded performance for Atlanta.

Isiaah Thomas dropped 16 points and six dimes, but it was Marcus Smart who would be Boston's top scorer on the night with 19.

Golden State Warriors 100-99 Memphis Grizzlies

Steve Kerr's troops came from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to stay on course to make history. The Warriors are now 71-9 with a visit to the San Antonio Spurs and a rematch with the Grizzlies in Oakland yet to play.

They've matched the 1995-96 Bulls away record of 33-8 with this win and the Splash Bros, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, combined for 37 points to make it happen.

Draymond Green was the star performer, though, as he produced 23 points and 11 rebounds, including a last minute tip-in to seal the game. Matt Barnes had 24 points for the Grizzlies.

Cleveland Cavaliers 102-105 Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls kept their slim playoff hopes alive after beating the current first seed in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers, at the United Center last night.

Even a 33-point effort from LeBron James wasn't enough to get the Cavs going as Jimmy Butler's 21 points and rookie Cristiano Felicio's career-high 16-point effort from the bench proved enough to see the Bulls through.

If the Pacers lose all of their games, and the Bulls win all of theirs, they can still mathematically see the postseason.

Oklahoma City Thunder 112-114 Sacramento Kings

Despite the return of franchise star, DeMarcus Cousins, to the lineup, Rudy Gay and Darren Collison were the stars of the show this time out after they combined to drop 51 points on the Thunder and finish their 28-year run at the Sleep Train Arena with a win.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook managed to record 54 points between them for the away side, but Seth Curry and Cousins provided another 35 points to ably assist their cause.

Gay scored two free throws in the final second to secure the victory, but, ultimately, the Thunder will lick their wounds and head to the playoffs while the Kings have a free summer.

Minnesota Timberwolves 106-105 Portland Trail Blazers

There was another side destined for the postseason who failed to defeat a franchise with nothing to play for on Saturday night.

Karl-Anthony Town's turnaround hook with 1.8 seconds left on the clock was enough to secure the victory and add further weight to his claims for the Rookie of the Year award.

Towns led the way wth 27 points and was closely followed by Andrew Wiggins with 23. The combination of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum yielded an impressive 52, but that wasn't enough to overcome the young and hungry Wolves.

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