As the regular season drew to a close, Jordan Clarkson was among the players who finished strongly down the stretch.
The Los Angeles Lakers will have to go through the play-in tournament, while the Utah Jazz finished with the league's best record.
The Philadelphia 76ers locked down the top seed in the east with a rout of the Orlando Magic as the Dallas Mavericks avoided the play-in.
Giannis Antetokounmpo produced a performance not seen since Charles Barkley in the 1980s as the Milwaukee Bucks won again.
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to avoid the play-in tournament and helped their cause with a last-gasp win over the New York Knicks.
The Philadelphia 76ers stayed hot as Russell Westbrook equalled an NBA record on Saturday.
History beckons for Russell Westbrook, who hailed his Washington Wizards team-mates for stepping up over the past month.
Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards to an overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, while Khris Middleton was crucial down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched.
The Los Angeles Lakers may once again be without LeBron James when they play the Denver Nuggets.