11:30 AM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015
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Discuss: Is DeMar DeRozan's Career Night Reason For Optimism Heading Into The Playoffs?

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A fun win last night, for a change. The Rockets were shorthanded last night, but the Raptors delivered a fun win in who knows how long. So, is DeMar DeRozan's career night a reason for optimism for a team searching for any positive signs going into the playoffs? Also, this: Perfect timing. Scout told me last night Toronto will be dangerous in playoffs because 'DeRozan equally capable of going for 4 or 40 on u.' — Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) March 31, 2015
Houston Chronicle 1 hour ago
Raptors 99, Rockets 96 The Rockets generally held their own on the boards, though they were outrebounded for the first time since Dwight Howard’s return as Howard sat out the second half of a back-to-back. But with the game on the line and DeMar DeR

Raptors 99, Rockets 96 The Rockets generally held their own on the boards, though they were outrebounded for the first time since Dwight Howard’s return as Howard sat out the second half of a back-to-back. But with the game on the line and DeMar DeR

Raptors 99, Rockets 96 The Rockets generally held their own on the boards, though they were outrebounded for the first time since Dwight Howard’s return as Howard sat out the second half of a back-to-back. But with the game on the line and DeMar DeRozan rolling, they twice got defensive stops in the closing minutes […]

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Asked earlier this season to handicap a fictional Boston Celtics intrasquad dunk contest, Evan Turner scanned Boston's locker room and admitted that the Celtics don't have any real high-flyers. Turning his attention to veteran Gerald Wallace, Turner added, "Every now and then, when Gerald is feeling great, he can get up." Midway through the second quarter of Monday's potentially pivotal battle-for-the-eighth-seed tilt against the Charlotte Hornets, Wallace confirmed Turner's declaration.
Blazersedge 8 hours ago

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The Blazers clinch a playoff spot with an inspired defensive effort. The Portland Trail Blazers clinched a spot in the 2015 NBA Playoffs tonight by virtue of their 109-86 defeat of the Phoenix Suns. That was the most important aspect of this contest, though not necessarily the most significant. The Blazers and Suns played like teams going in opposite directions tonight. Portland appeared ready to take their swing at post-season glory as Phoenix prepped for an early and long vacation. Portland confirmed the impression with the help of an old friend: defense. After not being on speaking terms...
Grizzlies 97, Kings 83: Catch–33

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It took Marc Gasol taking out his frustrations on his jersey, ripping the front of it wide open à la Hulk Hogan (and also Grizzly legend Darko Milicic), but the Grizzlies got a win, and a good one, over the Sacramento Kings last night at home, 97-83. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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