John Wall smiles and embraces former teammate Nick Young after the Wizards clinch the Southeast Division title. Beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night was a bit tougher than the Washington Wizards probably expected it to be.
Golden State’s win vs. Spurs was enormous, especially after a horrid start. The Spurs won’t be the No. 1 seed. The Spurs have the tiebreaker, but even if they won out, the Warriors would have to lose at least three of their final seven outings.
The Indiana Pacers agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with Lance Stephenson after waiving injured guard Rodney Stuckey, league sources told The Vertical. The Pacers hold an option on the third year of the deal, sources said. Stuckey, 30, suffered a left patellar strain in Sunday’s win against Philadelphia but is expected to fully recover within a few weeks.