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NBA: Cavs' Deng wins NBA citizenship award

British Cleveland Cavaliers' basketball player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. The award, presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, recognizes an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community. Deng recently recorded a public service message for the EnoughProject.org, urging peace during a time of renewed conflict in his native South Sudan.

Preview: Nuggets at Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers attempt to set a franchise record for victories in a season when they visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Los Angeles matched the record of 56 wins set last season with Saturday’s 117-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings and can break the mark with a victory in either of its last two games. The Clippers will be the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference if they lose once more or if Oklahoma City wins its final game.

Preview: Knicks at Nets

The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets were both expected to represent the city in the NBA playoffs and carried lofty predictions into the 2013-2014 campaign. When the Nets host the Knicks in the final meeting between the city rivals on Tuesday, only one team will still have something for which to play. New York is closing out a disappointing playoff-less campaign while Brooklyn is battling for positioning in the Eastern Conference.

Preview: Knicks at Nets

The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets were both expected to represent the city in the NBA playoffs and carried lofty predictions into the 2013-2014 campaign. When the Nets host the Knicks in the final meeting between the city rivals on Tuesday, only one team will still have something for which to play. New York is closing out a disappointing playoff-less campaign while Brooklyn is battling for positioning in the Eastern Conference.

NBA: Heat loss allows Pacers to grab top seed

Trevor Ariza scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting as the Washington Wizards cruised past the defending champion Miami Heat 114-93 at Verizon Center on Monday. Miami suffered its fourth loss in the last five contests which means they surrendered the Eastern Conference's top seed to the Indiana Pacers. The Heat, who rested both reigning NBA MVP LeBron James and centre Chris Bosh in their second to last game of the regular season, will be the number two seed when the postseason starts this weekend.

NBA: Results and standings

Results and standings on Monday in the NBA: Golden State 130, Minnesota 120 Atlanta 93, Charlotte 95 Phoenix 91, Memphis 97 Utah 104, LA Lakers 119 Chicago 108, Orlando 95 Houston 104, San Antonio 98 New Orleans 101, Oklahoma 89 Philadelphia 113, Boston 108 Toronto 110, Milwaukee 100 Washington 114, Miami 93 Standings (w l pct gb) Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Toronto 48 33 .593 --- Brooklyn Nets 44 36 .550 3 1/2 New York Knicks 35 45 .438 12 1/2

Suns battling for playoff lives as field nearly set

(Reuters) - The Indiana Pacers can secure the Eastern Conference's top seed without taking the court on Monday while the last entrant to the NBA's playoff field could be set with the Phoenix Suns facing a do-or-die game. The idle Pacers would secure the conference's top seed, and with it home-court advantage for each series they play before the NBA Finals, if the two-time defending champion Miami Heat lose their road game to the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Dumars steps down as Pistons president

Joe Dumars, who built the team that captured the NBA title in 2004, has resigned as the president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons. Dumars has spent 29 years with the Pistons, including the last 15 in the front office. He spent 14 seasons as a player. He was named president prior to the 2000-01 regular season. The year after they won the title, the Pistons reached the NBA championship series the next season.

NBA: Dumars steps down as Pistons president

Joe Dumars, who built the team that captured the NBA title in 2004, has resigned as the president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons. Dumars has spent 29 years with the Pistons, including the last 15 in the front office. He spent 14 seasons as a player. He was named president prior to the 2000-01 regular season. The year after they won the title, the Pistons reached the NBA championship series the next season.

Preview: Spurs at Rockets

The Houston Rockets wrap up what has been a phenomenal home performance when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Houston, which entered Sunday a game up on Portland in the battle for the fourth seed and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs, is 32-8 at home and can tie the 2008-09 edition for the most wins at the Toyota Center with a victory in the finale. The Rockets rallied for a 111-104 triumph over New Orleans on Saturday to snap a two-game skid and remain ahead of the Trail Blazers.
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