10:21 PM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015

Injury report: Wade uncertain vs. Pistons

The Heat might be without Dwyane Wade against Detroit tonight (6 p.m., Sun Sports) as he recovers from a bruised left knee. Wade had fluid drained from his knee Saturday and will be a game-time decision. Here is the rest of the Heat injury report: –Hassan Whiteside remains out with a lacerated right hand –Chris Andersen is out with calf and shoulder injuries –Shabazz Napier is a game-time call despite a hip issue –Josh McRoberts is ...
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Heat 109, Pistons 102: Short-handed Miami gets 40 from Dwyane Wade, snaps Detroit streak

Poor rebounding, poor production by three of the five starters, and a whole lot of Dwyane Wade sends the Pistons to defeat in Miami, ending their four-game winning streak.
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago

Cavs lose Love, Shumpert to injuries, survive 87-86 win over Sixers

CLEVELAND – LeBron James had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Cavaliers survived a scare from the Philadelphia 76ers for an 87-86 victory Sunday, although they lost two key players to injury. Kevin Love, who has battled back problems throughout the season, pulled himself from the game midway through the fourth quarter and walked immediately to the locker room with what the Cavs said was a lower back injury.   Shumpert missed an open dunk in transition in the second quarter and also pulled himself from the game immediately. He was diagnosed with a left ankle injury and did not...

Streak ends for Ellis (calf) in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Shooting guard Monta Ellis will miss a game for the first time during his two-season tenure with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs’ leading scorer has been ruled out for Sunday night’s road game against the Indiana Pacers due to a right calf injury suffered during Friday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It will end Ellis’ streak of 237 consecutive games played, which dates to the 2012-13 season opener.
Boston Globe 1 hour ago

Doc on Celtics Trading Rajon Rondo: 'They Almost Had To Do It'

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers believes his former team had nearly no choice but to trade Rajon Rondo earlier this year in the midst of rebuilding.
Orange County Register 1 hour ago
Lakers' loss keeps Nets playoff hopes alive

Lakers' loss keeps Nets playoff hopes alive

NEW YORK – Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week. The swingman’s college team is thriving again in March, and...
Columbus Dispatch 24 mins ago
Cavaliers 87, 76ers 86 / Cleveland won't quibble about sloppy victory

Cavaliers 87, 76ers 86 / Cleveland won't quibble about sloppy victory

The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any style points for their 87-86 victory on Sunday over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. And that’s just fine with LeBron James.
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Wiz Insider: In Wizards’ loss, Otto Porter Jr. capitalizes on rare playing time

With the Washington Wizards trailing by 14 points in the middle of the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Houston Rockets, an unfamiliar face appeared on the floor at Verizon Center: Otto Porter Jr. The second-year forward had lost his spot in the rotation and logged a total of 12 seconds in the Wizards’ previous two games, but Washington Coach Randy Wittman was searching for a spark. He found one in Porter.Read full article >>
Hot Hot Hoops 13 mins ago
RECAP: Heat overcome injuries in crucial 109-102 win against Pistons

RECAP: Heat overcome injuries in crucial 109-102 win against Pistons

Miami played without several players but pulled out the victory thanks to co-captains Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem. It wasn't a must win for the Heat but it was the next closest thing. The Miami Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 109-102 on Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena.  The Pistons led 27-25 at the end of the first quarter but the Heat took the lead at the 8:51 mark of the 2nd quarter and never trailed again.  Dwyane Wade led the way for the Heat with 40 points, the most a player has ever scored in a single game against the Pistons.  In addition to Wade's 40...
SLC Dunk 1 hour ago

Utah Jazz Player of the Week March 22-28

Gordon Hayward had another monster week, but who else showed up? The Utah Jazz went 1-3 last week, dropping games at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Denver Nuggets on the road -- and then came back and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder. It wasn't the perfect week, no week can claim as much when you drop a game to the worst team in your division, and conference. At home. In overtime. Yikes. Anyway, the team didn't have the best week. Part of that can be chalked up to injuries. Not everyone played played in every game . . . but of the guys who played, well . ....

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Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Clippers win seventh in a row with 119-106 victory over the Celtics

The Clippers won their seventh game in a row and swept a three-game road trip with a 119-106 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Rolling Nets invested in madness of March

NEW YORK -- Alan Anderson probably would’ve shouted “Sparta!” from the top of a mountain. But Anderson didn’t have a mountain. He had an audience and a locker room. So Anderson, ecstatic that his alma mater, Michigan State, had advanced to the Final Four, began shouting “Sparta!” every so often for about a half-hour span, intentionally annoying his Brooklyn Nets teammates and causing laughter from reporters in the process.
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

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NBA vagabond Livingston overcomes odds to help fuel Warriors

NBA vagabond Livingston overcomes odds to help fuel Warriors MILWAUKEE — Shaun Livingston slowly lowers himself down the steps of the team bus and is almost immediately greeted by familiar faces that begin offering hugs and tributes as he walks toward the Warriors’ locker room. Something similar usually occurs when he enters an arena in one of the nine cities on his NBA career path. No matter how long Livingston has been with a franchise during his 11-season career, he’s always made a lasting impact by offering a congenial personality, a respectful makeup and an inspirational story...
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Scouting report: Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors

When/where: 6:30 p.m. Monday/Air Canada Centre TV/radio: Root Sports, NBA-TV/790-AM, 850-AM (Spanish) Raptors 1. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is out with back spasms. He has missed four of the past five games and could not finish the one he played. The Raptors are 3-4 in games he has missed this season. With Lowry out, Greivis […]
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

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