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  • Heat look to continue playoff push vs. Knicks (The Associated Press)
    The Miami Heat spent Tuesday night playing down to the last possession in Detroit. When the final buzzer sounded, Miami walked off the court with a hard-fought win to continue its pursuit of a playoff spot in the crowded Eastern Conference race. Miami continues its bid for the playoffs Wednesday night when it visits the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

  • NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games (Reuters)
    Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games: Heat 97, Pistons 96 Hassan Whiteside scored on a tip-in just before the buzzer, giving the Miami Heat a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Whiteside scored after a wild scramble during which the Heat missed two attempts on their final possession. Goran Dragic scored a game-high 28 points for the Heat.

  • Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden's triple-double (AFP)
    Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.

  • Whiteside's buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons (The Associated Press)
    Hassan Whiteside used his good hand to push the Miami Heat closer to a most unlikely playoff berth Tuesday night. Whiteside tipped in a shot with his left hand as time expired to lift the Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96. Whiteside, playing with a thick bandage on his right hand to protect 13 stitches he got a week ago, tipped in Goran Dragic's miss after a wild final play over the game's final 11.3 seconds.

  • Hassan Whiteside might have just saved the Heat's season, and ended the Pistons' (Ball Don't Lie)
    For the last week, Hassan Whiteside has been playing with 13 stitches between the middle and ring fingers on his right hand, after suffering a cut late in a win over the Phoenix Suns. After forcing a jump ball and a turnover with 14 seconds left, the Heat took possession trailing Detroit by one. Miami reserve James Johnson attacked the Pistons’ Tobias Harris off the dribble, rising for a right elbow jumper that clanged off the iron and bounced directly in front of Detroit center Andre Drummond, the NBA’s second-leading rebounder.

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
    Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks. In addition, center Al Jefferson will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left ankle. - - Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson could be shut down for the season due to his left knee injury, coach Stan Van Gundy said.

  • 76ers-Nets Preview (The Associated Press)
    The Nets began March with a 16-game losing streak but, heading into Tuesday night's home game with the Philadelphia 76ers, they have won seven of their last 15 games. "I do feel the improvement," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said after Sunday's 107-92 win at Atlanta. The Nets are looking how they envisioned with their pairing of Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez.

  • Tuesday's Game of the Night: Denver at Portland and the big battle (Ball Don't Lie)
    The 2016-17 NBA regular season, thankfully, is nearing an end. Since we all need the reminders as to who is set to start the playoffs where, who needs a bump during awards season or with a statistical accomplishment, and who is doing their best work in losing in order to grab improved lottery ball odds, Ball Don’t Lie is set to look at what should be your game of that particular day between now and the end of the term on April 12.

  • Spurs drop Cavaliers to 2nd in East, Westbrook's Thunder roar back (AFP)
    Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and left to a standing ovation on Monday as the San Antonio Spurs humbled the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 less than three weeks before the start of the playoffs. The late-season glamour match-up in San Antonio fizzled as the Spurs took control in the first quarter thanks not only to stars like Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge but also to stellar play from their reserves. Adding to the misery for Cleveland, Cavs superstar LeBron James took an elbow just above the shoulder blades from Spurs David Lee in the waning seconds of the...

  • Ailing Heat visit struggling Pistons (The Associated Press)
    The Miami Heat's surprising surge into playoff contention is being slowed by backcourt injuries. Miami lost three of its past four games with shooting guard Dion Waiters sidelined by a left ankle sprain. Starting point guard Goran Dragic believes Waiters' absence has contributed to the current skid.

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