Saturday, April 5
Washington at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EDT). Gilbert Arenas is back in the lineup, scoring 19 points in a loss to the Bucks on Wednesday night.
—Tracy McGrady, Rockets, scored 26 of his 35 points in the second half to lead Houston to a 95-86 win over the Blazers.
Houston's Tracy McGrady scored 26 of his 35 points in the second half to lead Houston to a 95-86 win over the Blazers. The Rockets (50-25), once atop the Western Conference with a 22-game winning streak, are currently in fifth place with the Phoenix Suns.
Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin was suspended for one game without pay Thursday for exceeding the flagrant foul points total with five. Martin was assessed a flagrant foul/penalty one for striking Phoenix's Boris Diaw in the face Tuesday night in Denver's win over the Suns.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
LeBron James scored 33 points in the Cavaliers' 101-98 loss to the Bulls on Thursday night.