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Detroit's bench has proven it can hold its own against playoff-bound teams. On Tuesday night, the Pistons' reserves should get plenty of work against a club headed for the draft lottery.
With coach Flip Saunders giving his starters plenty of rest before the playoffs, the Pistons look to win their third straight when they host the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.Add a comment
Lottery-bound teams often have a chance to influence opponents' playoff positioning down the stretch. Fortunately for the New Orleans Hornets, the Los Angeles Clippers hardly appear cohesive enough to play the role of spoiler.
The slumping Hornets, in a battle for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, look to take advantage of a matchup with the woeful Clippers on Tuesday night.Add a comment
Looking to Bounce Back
The San Antonio Spurs blew their chance at the top seed in the Western Conference. Not having the best record in the West didn't seem to bother them too much a year ago, though.
The defending NBA champion Spurs look to bounce back from a tough loss and move closer to clinching home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday.Add a comment
Picture Clearing up?
There's a strong possibility the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets will meet in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. But even with only three days remaining in the regular season, the tightest postseason race in recent memory has shown few signs of clearing up.
With home-court advantage still within reach for the Jazz, and the West's top seed an outside possibility for the Rockets, Houston will look to rebound from an ugly road loss on Monday against Utah, the NBA's best home team.Add a comment