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Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

Jazz come up short as Lakers make playoffs

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah's playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the end of the Mavs’ beards, dire…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the end of the Mavs’ beards, directed by Wes Anderson (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 17, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Cirque du Sirois. Pretty good "Ro…
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  • Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    Howard on finale: 'Let's leave it on the floor'

    ESPN.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers are faced with a "win and get in" opportunity Wednesday night when they host the Houston Rockets in their regular-season finale.
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  • Grizzlies fill out playoff roster, sign Greene, Reed

    Grizzlies fill out playoff roster, sign Greene, Reed

    nba.com Apr 17, 2013
    The Memphis Grizzlies have filled out their roster to the maximum of 15 by signing forward Donte Greene and forward/center Willie Reed to multi-year contracts.
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  • SI.com's NBA writers make their regular-season award picks

    SI.com's NBA writers make their regular-season award picks

    CNNSI.com Apr 17, 2013
    It's the final day of the NBA regular season: Time for our analysts to unveil their awards ballots. The MVP and Rookie of the Year winners are obvious. Other races aren't as clear-cut.
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  • Video - Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs 00:51

    Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs

    Apr 17
    Derrick Williams leads the Wolves to win over the Spurs.
  • Video - Race For Final Playoff Spot 02:11

    Race For Final Playoff Spot

    Apr 17
    Tim Legler discusses whether the Lakers or Jazz will claim the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
  • Video - Mayo Wants To Play In Dallas 03:06

    Mayo Wants To Play In Dallas

    Apr 17
    O.J. Mayo would like to play for the Mavericks next season.
  • Video - Lakers Clinch No. 7 Seed With Win 02:59

    Lakers Clinch No. 7 Seed With Win

    Apr 17
    Highlight Of The Night: Pau Gasol recorded his seventh career triple-double and Dwight Howard scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Lakers' 99-95 overtime win over the Rockets.

Sports Columnists

  • Gutierrez: Key players to watch in East

    Apr 17
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
  • Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…

    Apr 17
    After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.