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TRENDING . . .
The NBA's trade deadline passed Thursday. While the Clippers added
The Pistons gave up center
When the season began, the Heat was facing more than $20 million in taxes, in addition to a $93-million roster. Now Miami is a hair below the $84.7-million tax threshold — and actually will receive a cut of the tax paid by teams like the
With the trade deadline having passed, a number of teams have begun to buy out players, typically veterans who are willing to forgo a small portion of their salary for the freedom to join a playoff-bound team. As long as a player is waived before March, he is postseason eligible.
West playoff chase
With roughly two months left in the regular season, the Western Conference playoff race appears to be a battle n among 10 teams. The Warriors and
East bunched up
The Eastern Conference is led by the Cavaliers and
Cleveland at Oklahoma City
When: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. PST. TV: ABC.
Cleveland defeated Oklahoma City in December, 104-100, led by