The Charlotte Hornets have emerged as one of the
The Dallas Mavericks have lost five in a row, endangering their position in the Western Conference. Thirty-seven-year-old forward
The Milwaukee Bucks expected to return to the playoffs after winning 41 games last season. The addition of forward/center
This past week, the team suffered further setbacks with guards
Butler cautious with knee
Jimmy Butler returned last Saturday from a knee injury, scoring 24 points with 11 rebounds and six assists to help the Bulls defeat the Rockets. Still not feeling quite right, Butler sat out his team's next three contests, choosing instead to get a second opinion from highly regarded orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The team later announced in a statement that Andrews gave a "confirmatory opinion" that supported the Bulls' own determination that Butler's knee has no structural damage. Meanwhile, the Bulls have fallen to just 32-32 for the season.
The Thunder have two of the top stars in the league in guards Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant. Westbrook terrorized the Clippers this week with his 11th triple-double of the season, scoring 25 points with 19 assists and 11 rebounds. The official scorer originally gave Westbrook 20 assists, but one was taken away on review. Durant recently scored at least 27 points with 10 rebounds in seven straight games. Surprisingly, the Thunder have won just four of their last 11, heading into their marquee, Saturday-night matchup in San Antonio against the Spurs.
Longtime NBA referee Joey Crawford has officiated his last game, unable to return this season after a Dec. 4 knee injury. The 64-year-old Crawford has worked more than 2,500 regular-season games, 374 postseason contests and had 50 Finals appearances over a 39-year span. Known for his energetic, dance-like calls and a near-fight with the typically stoic
GOLDEN STATE AT SAN ANTONIO: Saturday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. TV: Channel 7.
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