The Cavs put up a solid fight for a while there, but ultimately LeBron James and the Heat captured their 24th straight victory of the season. Cleveland got 20 points, seven boards, and four dimes from Wayne Ellington in a well-balanced effort and it was clear that they were powered by a raucous crowd. In fact, one fan decided to crash the court with a "We Miss You, LeBron" shirt in the middle of the game's action. Here's tonight's look around the Association..
- Suns rookie Kendall Marshall is starting to find his way in the league, writes Greg Esposito of NBA.com. Some wondered if Marshall would be a stronger point guard prospect than the Blazers' Damian Lillard at the time of the draft, but so far Lillard has shown to be far more NBA-ready.
- Knicks coach Mike Woodson says that if Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas aren't close to being healthy as the playoffs get close, they may reconsider making a move, tweets Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
- As planned, Sixers center Andrew Bynum underwent surgery on both of his knees today, according to a press release put out by the team. He'll begin physical therapy on March 22nd and won't be off of crutches until another six weeks after that. With that timeline, it seems that Bynum won't be ready to audition for clubs until later in the summer.
- Before tonight's game against the Nets, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refused to get into Deron Williams and the events that led to the club missing out on him over the summer, tweets Roderick Boone of Newsday.