The Sixers won't be nearly as shorthanded as they were Tuesday for their seeding game Wednesday night vs. the Raptors. By Noah Levick
On just the second night of regular-season action after the NBA's restart in Orlando, two former Michigan Wolverines basketball stars stood out for the Dallas Mavericks in a high-scoring, but heartbreaking 153-149 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets. In the game, Trey Burke poured in 31 points on 11-for-16 from the field and 8-of-11 from downtown, while adding six assists. Backcourt mate Tim Hardaway Jr. went off for 24 points (5-for-8 from three), five rebounds and three assists in the spectacle of an (offensive) game.
BREAKING DOWN, THE WILD NBA RACE, FOR THE WEST'S 8TH SEED. Portland Trail Blazers, REMAINING GAME: vs. Nets. If they win, they’re in at No. 8. If they lose and the Grizzlies, Spurs and Suns lose, they’re still in at 8. They would drop to ninth if two of the teams on this list lose. Memphis Grizzlies, REMAINING GAME: vs. Bucks. They need a win and a Blazers loss to vault back into eighth. They can clinch No. 9 by winning or if both the Suns and Spurs lose. Phoenix Suns, REMAINING GAME: vs. Mavericks. They need to win this one and both the Grizzlies and Blazers need to lose to get the eighth seed.