Notable: Although the Spurs lost to Miami in their last game, they are the first team to hold the Heat to under points this season. The Silver and Black play three consecutive road games after facing Houston on Saturday. The Rockets are coming off a double-digit road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, and the Silver and Black have been stewing since losing their second straight game Wednesday in Miami. Center Pau Gasol left foot soreness and forward Rudy Gay right heel soreness were ruled out Friday, and the Spurs announced Saturday afternoon that center Jakob Poeltl sprained right ankle also won't play against the Rockets. The Spurs trailed the Heat by 19 in the fourth quarter before rallying, but it was too little, too late.
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SPURS GAMEDAY: Veterans Gasol, Gay remain sidelined with foot injuries
Every Monday until the deadline strikes Feb. But that deal was not enough to clear the team of its long-term payroll problem, which boils down to an inability to go through with the contracts of Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol without climbing into tax territory. For that reason, the Gay rumors have not died. The only question is whether the Grizzlies will find a suitable deal before the Feb.
Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player
All-Star Weekend in Sin City, like every All-Star Weekend of recent vintage that preceded it, starts in earnest next Friday at lunchtime with the most famous names in the game filing into a hotel ballroom to take an hour's worth of questions from the world's press. You now get one guess to name what's bound to be the most popular topic. Yet I'd say it's an off-the-board lock that the question every player gets over and over in Vegas will be John Amaechi -related. Or, more specifically: How would you handle an openly gay teammate? The problem?
There are three games tonight with a few injuries and questionable players. Note: The information below is as of p. Update at p. ET: Gay has been upgraded to probable. See more information on the FantasyLabs news page here.