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Preview: 76ers at Heat

The Miami Heat are locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and that appears to be just fine with the two-time defending champions. “It will be no disappointment when the playoffs start,” Dwyane Wade said of losing the No. 1 seed. “It will be a new season and we will be looking forward to it.” The slumping Heat will face either the Washington Wizards or Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the playoffs, but first they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday on the final night of the regular season.

Preview: Timberwolves at Warriors

Stephen Curry is capable of putting up some incredible individual performances but is having some trouble pulling out wins by himself of late. Curry and the Warriors will try to maintain their grip on the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference when they host the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. The All-Star guard put on two of his best late-game efforts in the last three contests only to watch Golden State fall just short.

Blazers survive OT thriller against Warriors

Blazers survive OT thriller against Warriors PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the Golden State Warriors holding the ball for the game's final possession, it felt as if the game would be decided on a shot by guard Stephen Curry. Instead, it was Warriors forward Andre Iguodala whose 3-point attempt bounced off the back rim in the final seconds of overtime, giving the Portland Trail Blazers a 119-117 victory Sunday night at the Moda Center.

Kings 106, Timberwolves 103

(Updated: ADDS that Rudy Gay missed game in Game Notebook) Kings 106, Timberwolves 103: DeMarcus Cousins finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds as host Sacramento snapped a five-game slide.

Preview: Magic at Nets

The Brooklyn Nets saw their franchise-record 15-game home winning come to an end Friday and will try to begin another one that extends deep into the playoffs. The Nets, all but locked into the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, look to refine their game going into the postseason when they host the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Brooklyn has lost its last two, including a 115-111 defeat at Orlando on Wednesday, and the Magic own the league’s worst road record (4-35).

Wizards claim first winning record since 2008

Wizards claim first winning record since 2008 WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards stumbled at home against the cellar-dwelling Milwaukee Bucks earlier this season. For one half in the series finale Saturday, the chance for another setback remained alive. But in the third quarter, with a chance to clinch a rare winning record, the playoff-bound Wizards made clear they had no intention of a repeat performance.

Preview: Raptors at Pistons

The Toronto Raptors, fresh off clinching their second Atlantic Division crown in franchise history, will try to build momentum heading into the postseason when they play at the Detroit Pistons on Sunday afternoon. The Raptors couldn't take care of business on their own Friday night, losing to the New York Knicks 108-100, but wrapped up the division title not long after when the Nets lost to the Hawks.

Bobcats 111, 76ers 105

Bobcats 111, 76ers 105: Al Jefferson collected 29 points and 12 rebounds as host Charlotte won for the sixth time in seven games. Gerald Henderson scored 14 points for the Bobcats, who remained a game behind Washington for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Luke Ridnour, Cody Zeller and Chris Douglas-Roberts chipped in 12 points apiece as Charlotte shot 54.2 percent from the field.

Preview: Timberwolves at Kings

Corey Brewer looks for an encore performance when he leads the Minnesota Timberwolves into a matchup at Sacramento on Sunday. Brewer erupted for a career-high and franchise record-tying 51 points in a 112-110 win over Houston on Friday night, pulling Minnesota within one win of finishing with at least a .500 record for the first time since 2004-05. Gorgui Dieng continued his solid play for the Timberwolves with 12 points - including the game-winner with 4.6 seconds left - and 20 rebounds.

Preview: Kings at Clippers

(Updated: UPDATES Clippers playoff situation after Oklahoma City victory in Para 1 and 2) The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep alive their slim hopes at a No. 2 seed in the Western Conference when they host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. The Clippers' chances at moving up a spot before the playoffs began were virtually wiped away when they dropped a 107-101 decision to second-place Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Los Angeles enters this one trailing the Thunder, a likely second-round opponent, by three games with three to play.
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