As the NBA regular season closes its end, a lot of teams keep fighting for a spot in the playoffs. Only Toronto and Boston mathematically clinched a playoff berth, but some other teams are almost there too, it’s just a matter of time. It was a fun week (well, most of them are) for basketball fans and as the postseason approaches, we can feel that different atmosphere starting to show up. And it’s amazing! So, let’s take a look at the best games of Game Week 22 (from March 12th to 18th).

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets (Monday, 12th)

Starting the week, the always-contending Spurs went to Houston to face the best team in the league. Fighting to stay among the eight teams in the Western Conference that qualify for the postseason, San Antonio is also trying to recover from a 2-8 record over the last 10 games. But it won’t be an easy task. While the Rockets are certainly going to be in the playoffs, the team is also battling the Golden State Warriors to finish the season with the best record in NBA – and, consequently, carry the home-court advantage – so they are taking each game seriously. MVP frontrunner James Harden is the league leader in points per game and three-pointers, and third in assists.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards (Tuesday, 13th)

Two teams entered the week with similar records, but in very different situations in their conferences. The Timberwolves were in the middle of an 8-team mix (separated by only four games) fighting for six playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Wizards, on the other hand, were 7 games above the ninth place in the Eastern Conference and with a nice chance of advancing to the postseason. Karl-Anthony Towns is a key player for the Wolves, even if we take Jimmy Butler into account. Towns’ rebounds and points per game are playing important roles for the team record.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers (Thursday, 15th)

The red-hot Trail Blazers received a somewhat disappointing Cavaliers team in the last game of Thursday. And while both teams are in good position to advance to the playoffs and a win would certainly help their cases, this game also drew attention because of the LeBron James vs. Damian Lillard showdown. There’s no denying that LeBron is carrying the Cleveland team once again, but Lillard is coming from a monster February and is the main reason for the Trail Blazers campaign this season. LeBron James. With all the respect to the Cavaliers and Trail Blazers players, but this guy is still dominating opponents and winning games for the Cavs by himself.