Grizzlies 86, Jazz 70
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the host Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah’s playoff hopes on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies’ victory means the Los Angeles Lakers are assured of making the playoffs even before their late game against the Houston Rockets.
Mike Conley finished with 14 points for Memphis, which won its second straight and fifth in the past six. Darrell Arthur finished with 11 points for Memphis.
Al Jefferson scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Utah, the only Jazz player in double figures.
The Jazz managed only 32 percent shooting and were outrebounded 57-47.
Knicks 98, Hawks 92
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the visiting Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
Chris Copeland scored 33 points on a night that belonged to the benches, and the New York Knicks wrapped up their winningest season in 16 years by beating the Hawks.
With Anthony and just about every important player on either side sitting, the Knicks finished 54-28, their most victories since going 57-25 in 1996-97.
Timberwolves 108, Spurs
Derrick Williams had 21 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the host Spurs, ending a 16-game losing streak at San Antonio.
Chase Budinger added 15 points and Greg Stiemsma and Ricky Rubio had 12 points apiece for Minnesota.
Gary Neal had 17 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker had 15 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who had previously clinched the Western Conference’s second seed.
Heat 105, Magic 93
Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and handed out 10 assists, Mike Miller added 21 points and the host Miami Heat wrapped up the regular season with a win over the Orlando Magic.
The Heat (66-16) became the 14th team in NBA history to finish with a winning percentage over .800, and did so with LeBron James away from the team for the day while tending to a personal matter.
Orlando finished with the NBA’s worst record, 20-62.
Rashard Lewis scored 16 points, Juwan Howard added 12 and Ray Allen scored 10 for Miami.
Mavericks 99, Hornets 87
Darren Collison scored 25 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16 and the host Dallas Mavericks finished their worst season in 13 years on a winning note, beating New Orleans in its final game as the Hornets.
The Mavericks (41-41) avoided their first losing record since going 40-42 in 1999-2000 — also the last time they missed the playoffs.
Al-Farouq Amini had 16 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for New Orleans, which will become the Pelicans next season. Eric Gordon also scored 16 for the Hornets.
Raptors 114, Celtics 90
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the host Toronto Raptors routed the Boston Celtics, finishing their season with five straight wins.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points, Alan Anderson had 16 and Kyle Lowry had nine points and eight assists as the Raptors matched their longest winning streak of the season. Toronto also won five straight from Feb. 8-19.
Jordan Crawford scored 16 points, Terrence Williams had 12 and Avery Bradley 11 for the playoff-bound Celtics, who wrapped up the regular season by losing sixth of their final nine games.
Bucks 95, Thunder 89
Rookie John Henson scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Brandon Jennings had 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the host Oklahoma City Thunder in a regular-season finale lacking any postseason implications.
Needing to score 70 points to surpass New York’s Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant conceded the NBA scoring title and joined starting center Kendrick Perkins and key reserves Kevin Martin and Nick Collison in suits on the Thunder bench.
Nuggets 118, Suns 98
The host Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.
The Nuggets will start the playoffs at home — where they’ve won a franchise-best 23 straight games to finish with the league’s best home mark — 38-3.
Bulls 95, Wizards 92
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the host Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale.
Kirk Hinrich added 18 points and Nazr Mohammed had a season-high 17 for the Bulls.
A.J. Price scored a career-high 24 points and John Wall overcame a slow start to finish with 23 for the Wizards.
76ers 105, Pacers 95
Dorell Wright scored 23 points and Evan Turner added 16, leading visiting Philadelphia over short-handed Indiana in what was likely Doug Collins’ final game as the 76ers coach.
The Pacers (49-31) were led by Gerald Green who had a career-high 34 points. Lance Stephenson had 12 points, but the Pacers again failed to win their 50th game and head into the postseason with five losses in their last six games. Indiana rested four starters — Paul George, George Hill, Roy Hibbert and David West.
Nets 103, Pistons 99
Brook Lopez scored 20 points and reserve Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets held off the visiting Detroit Pistons.
Kris Humphries had 11 points and Joe Johnson added 10 for Brooklyn, winners of two straight.
Will Bynum had 23 points for the Pistons, who snapped a four-game winning streak.