2:17 PM EST, Sat February 28, 2015
Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas

Amar'e would fill massive void for Mavs

It’s been four years and countless aches and pains since Amar'e Stoudemire made the last of his six All-Star appearances. This version of Stoudemire certainly isn’t the same dominant force who averaged 28.8 points and 12.5 rebounds in a playoff series to help the Phoenix Suns dismiss the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, months before undergoing microfracture surgery. He no longer has that special spring in his legs, thanks to the severe toll taken on his knees and ankles during his 13-year NBA career.

Houston Chronicle

Scouting report: Rockets at Phoenix Suns

When/where: 7 p.m. Tuesday, US Airways Center TV/radio: TNT; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish) ROCKETS 1. Rockets guard James Harden scored 45 points on Sunday night. It was an NBA-best fifth game with 40 or more points in a game. 2. With Dwight Howard out with a knee injury, the Rockets will rely heavily on […]

Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston

Griffin needs surgery; C's have LA's pick

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will undergo elbow surgery due to a staph infection and will be sidelined indefinitely. The interest factor for the Boston Celtics? Boston owns the Clippers' 2015 first-round pick (via the Doc Rivers trade). That pick is currently projected around No. 23 in this year's draft, but if the Clippers were to struggle during Griffin's absence, it could improve a bit. Some Celtics fans might daydream of the Clippers slipping into the lottery, but Los Angeles currently sits sixth with a healthy 4 ½ -game edge over the eigth-seeded Suns.