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Harden, Parsons out for Rockets against OrlandoUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetJames Harden and Chandler Parsons, Houston's top two scorers, will sit out Monday night against Orlando.Source: nba.comShare TweetThe Lakers are retiring Shaquille O'Neal's No. 34 during their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.Source: ESPN.com
Nowitzki sparking Mavs, keeping playoff push aliveUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetDirk Nowitzki finally leads the Dallas Mavericks in scoring again. He has more work to do if he wants to make the playoffs for a 13th straight season.Source: nba.com
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetThis week's best N.B.A. games feature the Mavericks at the Lakers, the Spurs at the Thunder, and the Rockets at the Nuggets.Source: nytimes.com
Why The Memphis Grizzlies Can Trust Ed DavisUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies have clinched a playoff berth and are now vying with the Clippers and Nuggets to sort out who will hold the third, fourth, and fifth seeds in the Western Conference. When the Grizzlies traded alleged franchise centerpiece Rudy Gay …Source: dimemag.comShare TweetSpurs guard Manu Ginobili could miss the start of the playoffs because of a strained hamstring that is expected to sideline him three to four weeks.Share TweetThe Lakers, Jazz and Mavericks are locked in a tight battle for the last postseason spot out West. Who holds the edge down the stretch? Ben Golliver takes a look at each contender.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetWith starters LeBron James (strained right hamstring), Dwyane Wade (sprained right ankle) and Mario Chalmers (ditto) all sitting out Sunday night's game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs - a perhaps not-so-subtle return of the favor from theShare TweetChris Bosh's jumper with 1.9 seconds left gave Miami a thrilling 88-86 win over San Antonio. The Heat dominated a battle of systems without their main stars, says Rob Mahoney.Source: CNNSI.com
Short-Handed Spurs Fall To GrizzliesApr 1Grizzlies hold off the Spurs, playing without Manu Ginobili or Tim Duncan, to capture their 12th straight win at home.
Howard: We Need Every GameApr 1Chris Mullin analyzes Dwight Howard's comments about what it will take to make the playoffs and the Lakers' outlook heading towards the postseason.