Paolo Banchero's Orlando Magic are cut out of the playoffs but continue to take some satisfaction, such as the 122-112 victory over Washington obtained in the night.
It is the third defeat in a row for the Wizards who also risk ending the season after the regular season.
Banchero had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, but seven of his team went into double figures.
In the rest of the night's NBA games, Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 115-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets in New York, a result that guaranteed the Philadelphia 76ers, third in the east, a playoff berth even without dropping into the NBA. field.
Cleveland still doesn't have the mathematical certainty, but it is close to the finish line, more than the Nets, who collapsed today in the second and third quarters.
In Sacramento, the Boston Celtics gave the Kings - a somewhat surprising third in the West - an example of what they will face in the playoffs, beating them 132-109.
The Bostonians let loose in the last two quarters, giving the hosts a decisive 72-55, with Tatum scoring 36 points while Jaylen Brown added 27 and Derrick White 20. In Atlanta, Trae Young finished with 30 points in the Hawks' 129-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons, trailing behind in the East with a league worst record of 16-57.