Orlando had so many issues already with Dwight Howard‘s herniated disc and Hedo Turkoglu’s broken face, but then Glen Davis strained his knee right out of the gate in the first quarter against Cleveland. Forget firing Stan Van Gundy, can the dude post up anybody? The Magic still managed to clinch a playoff spot because Jameer Nelson scored 21 points. … How’s this for treatment? A day after leading Cleveland with 16 and 10, Luke Harangody got assigned to Canton of the D-League by the Cavs. … Derrick Rose has had his share of free-throw issues late this season, but Rodney Stuckey’s (32 points) missing half of two, two-shot fouls late gave Rose a chance to be the hero. Rose (24 points) hit a game-tying three to send the Bulls to OT in Detroit, a game Chi-town would win. Ben Gordon, after getting stuck on the screen that freed Rose, gave a look to his ‘mates like, so none of you was going to tell me? … Joakim Noah couldn’t get off the bench late on Thursday in the win over Miami with the Bulls clicking so well, but he got 20 points and 17 boards Sunday … Jason Maxiell simultaneously ripped away Omer Asik’s board and knee’d Carlos Boozer in the mug on his nasty putback dunk in the third … Elsewhere the Raptors cruised past Atlanta behind DeMar DeRozan’s 23. We’d be remiss if we didn’t say gritty Ivan Johnson, fresh off punishment by the Hawks, came back strong to get 14 points … Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo each went for 20 in Denver’s easy win over Houston. … Can a ref get a flagrant 1? Bill Kennedy was running just outside the white line at Pepsi when he bulldozed a worker delivering food courtside. He bounced off her and kept going, too, without even looking. The injury report lists her as day to day but the grub is a loss. … We’re out like the Magic’s frontcourt.
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