LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night.
The Lakers (51-15) hold a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding games left before starting their first playoff run since 2013. Utah (42-25) has clinched a playoff berth and is fifth in the West, a half-game behind Houston and a half-game ahead of Oklahoma City.
Davis' final basket resulted in a four-point play with 42 seconds left, as he sank a three-pointer while getting fouled by Rudy Gobert and made the ensuing free throw to give the Lakers a 114-104 lead.
Utah's Donovan Mitchell answered with a four-point play of his own that cut the margin to 114-106 with 36 seconds remaining, but the Jazz didn't get any closer.
Toronto 107, Miami 103: Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and made seven three-pointers, and the Raptors improved to 2-0 since the restart. VanVleet finished 7-for-12 on three-pointers, 13-for-13 on free throws.
New Orleans 109, Memphis 99: Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, and the Pelicans got a much-needed victory over the Grizzlies.
Denver 121, Oklahoma City 113 (OT): Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double for the Nuggets. Porter was averaging 7.5 points. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Indiana 111, Washington 100: T.J. Warren kept up his hot restart with 34 more points for the Pacers. He scored a career-best 53 in the Pacers' first game of the restart.
Philadelphia 132, San Antonio 130: Shake Milton made a go-ahead three-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining for the 76ers.