The Dallas Mavericks are playoff bound and head coach Rick Carlisle is delighted to have avoided the play-in tournament.
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.
The Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks will feature in the playoffs, while James Harden returned to the court following an injury lay-off.
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.
Kyrie Irving appears to have found his best for the Brooklyn Nets as the playoffs near, but the same cannot be said for Kawhi Leonard.
Anthony Davis was the hero on Sunday as the New York Knicks topped the Los Angeles Clippers.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz stayed on top in the Western Conference.
Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards to an overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
Steve Nash reflected on the Brooklyn Nets' defeat to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, while Khris Middleton was crucial down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched.