Trying to extend their win streak to four games, the Brooklyn Nets will host the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on March 31, 2015.
In the heated playoff race in the Eastern Conference, the Nets hold the last place with a 32-40 record. Behind them are the Boston Celtics and Pacers, who are only 0.5 games behind.
The Nets seem to be peaking at the right moment as they have won three straight games, and five of their last six. more >>
The Golden State Warriors will end their four-game road trip at Staples Center, where they face the Los Angeles Clippers. Tip-off is on March 31, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
With the best record in the league, the Warriors are 60-13 and are 10 games ahead of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference race. They have won nine straight games including three impressive wins on the road.
Golden State began their road trip at Portland to face the hobbled Trail Blazers and won 122-108 behind 33 points from Steph Curry. The hot-shooting guard drained 5-of-9 of his shots from beyond the arc while dishing out 10 assists. more >>
In a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, the defending champions San Antonio Spurs travel to the American Airlines Arena to face the Miami Heat. The match is on March 31, 2015 and starts 8 p.m. ET.
Miami is fresh off a 109-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. In that big win, Dwyane Wade scored 40 points and shot 14-of-27 from the field while converting 12 of his 13 free throw attempts.
Prior to the match, Wade had liquid drawn from his troublesome knee but it was not evident in the game. He also pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists in the victory. Udonis Haslem was also a big factor as the grizzly forward had 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win. more >>
The Boston Bruins will try to win their third straight game as they host the Florida Panthers at the TD Garden in the NHL. The match is on March 31, 2015 and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET.
With the playoffs coming soon, teams are starting to chase spots to try and reach the post season.
Boston has done a great job in winning their last two games as they make their push. A big win over the New York Rangers at home snapped a six-game losing streak. In that 4-2 victory, Milan Lucic scored twice in the first period and Carl Soderberg also got one in the net to build a big lead. Reilly Smith made it 4-0 in the second period before Rick Nash and Matt Hunwick scored consolation goals for the Rangers as they tried to make a comeback. more >>
The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Cleveland Browns and General Manger Ray Farmer. The NFL does not allow texting to the sidelines during games and Farmer was in violation of that rule. For his punishment he will suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season. The team has been fined $250,000, but may count themselves lucky that they weren't stripped of valuable draft picks for the rule violation.
"Farmer will be permitted to stay in his current capacity through the rest of the offseason, including working the NFL draft and being there when the Browns cut down to their 53-player roster," Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reported. "He will have to stay away from the team for Weeks 1-4 of the regular season."
Farmer said this in statement released to the public: "I respect the league's decision and understand that there are consequences for my actions. It is integral to what we are trying to build, and as a leader, I need to set the right example. I made a mistake and apologize to Jimmy Haslam, [coach] Mike Pettine, our entire organization and our fans for the ramifications. Learning is a big part of who I am, and I will certainly be better from this situation." more >>
The Detroit Tigers' 25-man active roster to open the 2015 season got a lot clearer today. The team optioned catcher Bryan Holiday and OF Tyler Collins to the minor leagues. That mans the team will carry Andrew Romine and Hernan Perez as utility infielders. Manager Bard Ausmus has gotten them both playing time all around the infield so they will be set to take over the role left empty by the departure of Don Kelly.
The only real decision left to the team is what to do with Bruce Rondon and which two lefthanders will earn spots in the bullpen. There are many factors that go into that decision the most important of them being which players give the big team the best chance to win. Secondly the team is thinking who should play more and that is likely why Collins was sent to the minors so he can play instead of riding the bench in Detroit.
The Tigers will carry four outfielders, Yoenis Cespedes, Rajai dais, Anthony Gose, and JD Martinez. Miguel Cabrera, Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler join Romine and Perez and the infielders. Expect Alex Avila and James McCann to share the catching duties. With Victor Martinez as the team's full time Designated hitter. Justin Verlander, David Price, Anibal Sanchez, Shane Green and Alfredo Simon are the club's five starting pitchers. more >>