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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Daily Dunks: 3/23-3/29

                                                  (Credit: Andy Melton. Click here for source)

     Here is my Daily Dunks page for March 23, 2015 through March 29, 2015. Throughout the week, this page will be updated with news, scores, and rumors from across the NBA until a new daily dunks page is created for the following week.

Monday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. The NBA has taken away Russell Westbrook's triple-double from Sunday (Click here for details).

#2. Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (ankle) returned on Monday. He played 18 minutes and scored 8 points.

#3. Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (elbow) returned on Monday. He scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes of playing.

#4. The Bulls and Grizzlies clinched playoff spots.

#5. Knicks point guard Jose Calderon has undergone season-ending surgery on his Achilles (Click here for details).

#6. Paul George update: The Pacers have no timetable for his return (Click here for details).

#7. Grizzlies center Marc Gasol says he has not ruled out signing with the Knicks in free agency, contrary to previous reports (Click here for details).

#8. JaVale McGee is still interested in joining a playoff team (Click here for details).

#9. There appears to be some friction between Monta Ellis and the Mavericks (Click here for details).

#10. The Kings signed forward David Wear to a 10-day contract (Click here for details).

Monday's NBA Final Scores: 

Grizzlies 103 Knicks 82. Timberwolves 106 Jazz 104 (OT). Warriors 107 Wizards 76. Rockets 110 Pacers 100. Celtics 110 Nets 91. Bulls 98 Hornets 86.

Tuesday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. Forward Austin Daye signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks (Click here for details).

#2. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili returned from his ankle injury. He played 16 minutes.

#3. The Warriors have claimed the Pacific Division title for the first time since the 1975-76 season.

#4. The Pelicans re-signed guard Toney Douglas for the remainder of the season (Click here for details).

#5. Rockets center Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday (Click here for details).

#6. Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly (wrist) could be done for the season (Click here for details).

#7. Metta World Peace signed with a team in Italy (Click here for details).

#8. Battery charges against Blake Griffin have been dropped (Click here for details).

#9. Thunder shooting guard Andre Roberson (ankle) is out two-three weeks (Click here for details).

#10. Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis scored 38 points against the Spurs.

Tuesday's NBA Final Scores: 

Warriors 122 Trail Blazers 108. Pistons 108 Raptors 104. Bucks 89 Heat 88. Thunder 127 Lakers 117. Mavericks 101 Spurs 94. Kings 107 76ers 106.

Wednesday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (knee) could be back in one week (Click here for details).

#2. Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly has a torn ligament in his wrist. He'll decide on treatment in 7-10 days (Click here for details).

#3. Knicks guard Alexey Shved is out two-three weeks with a rib fracture. His season is likely over (Click here for details).

#4. Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas returned (Click here for details).

#5. Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha returned (Click here for details).

#6. Florida guard Michael Frazier II is leaving for the NBA (Click here for details).

#7. LSU power forward Jarell Martin is leaving for the NBA (Click here for details).

#8. Heat center Hassan Whiteside (hand laceration) didn't play on Wednesday. He is questionable for Friday (Click here for details).

#9. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (knee) expects to be cleared for contact soon (Click here for details).

#10. Hornets assistant Mark Price is leaving the team to be the head coach at UNC-Charlotte (Click here for details).

Wednesday's NBA Final Scores: 

Lakers 101 Timberwolves 99 (OT). Cavaliers 111 Grizzlies 89. Trail Blazers 92 Jazz 89. Clippers 111 Knicks 80. Hawks 95 Magic 83. Pacers 103 Wizards 101. Nets 91 Hornets 88. Bulls 116 Raptors 103. Heat 93 Celtics 86. Rockets 95 Pelicans 93. 76ers 99 Nuggets 85. Spurs 130 Thunder 91. Kings 108 Suns 99.

Thursday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. The Wizards signed guard Will Bynum and waived guard Toure' Murry (Click here for details).

#2. Due to his knee injury, the Clippers are holding off on signing Nate Robinson for the rest of the season (Click here for details).

#3. Nets forward Thaddeus Young has a left knee strain (Click here for details).

#4. The Jazz waived guard Ian Clark (Click here for details).

#5. The Jazz signed forward Chris Johnson to a multi-year deal (Click here for details).

#6. The Jazz signed forward Jack Cooley to a multi-year deal (Click here for details).

#7. Andrei Kirilenko plans to retire after his season with CSKA Moscow (Click here for details).

#8. Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is dealing with some lingering/nagging injuries (Click here for details).

#9. Amar'e Stoudemire doesn't plan to retire soon (Click here for details).

#10. Will Barton is interested in staying with the Nuggets past this season (Click here for details).

Thursday's NBA Final Scores: 

Bucks 111 Pacers 107.

Friday's NBA Daily Dunks: 

#1. Kevin Durant is will undergo season-ending foot surgery (Click here for details).

#2. UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn may or may not be leaving for the NBA draft (Click here for details).

#3. The Nets have signed forward Earl Clark to a 10-day contract (Click here for details).

#4. Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is out 1-2 weeks with pain and stiffness in his lower back (Click here for details).

#5. The Raptors clinched the Atlantic Division title. The Hawks clinched the #1 overall seed in the East. The Rockets and Clippers clinched playoff spots in the West.

#6. Long time Utah Jazz announcer "Hot Rod" Hundley passed away. May he rest in peace (Click here for details).

#7. Manu Ginobili won't play for Argentina this summer (Click here for details).

#8. Shaquille O'Neal says he regrets leaving the Magic (Click here for details).

#9. The NBA salary cap could rise to $105M in the 2017-18 season (Click here for details).

#10. Stephen Curry scored 38 points in the Warriors' win over the Grizzlies.

Friday's NBA Final Scores: 

Rockets 120 Timberwolves 110. Warriors 107 Grizzlies 84. Nuggets 107 Jazz 91. Pistons 111 Magic 97. Clippers 119 76ers 98. Wizards 110 Hornets 107 (2OT). Hawks 99 Heat 86. Nets 106 Cavaliers 98. Celtics 96 Knicks 92. Raptors 94 Lakers 83. Pelicans 102 Kings 88. Spurs 94 Mavericks 76. Trail Blazers 87 Suns 81.

Saturday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. Kentucky and Wisconsin advanced to the Final Four.

#2. The Nuggets claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers from the Jazz (Click here for details).

#3. The NBA and the Pacers released a join statement about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Click here for details).

#4. Thunder center Enes Kanter publicly trashed the Utah Jazz (Click here for details).

#5. Jazz forward Trevor Booker fired back at Enes Kanter (Click here for details).

#6. Kevin Love gets along well with Russell Westbrook (Click here for details).

#7. Anthony Davis made 100 free throws after the Pelicans' loss to the Rockets (Click here for details).

#8. Jazz point guard Trey Burke had 22 points.

#9. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry had 25 points and 6 assists.

#10. Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds.

Saturday's NBA Final Scores: 

Warriors 108 Bucks 95. Jazz 94 Thunder 89. Hornets 115 Hawks 100. Bulls 111 Knicks 80. Trail Blazers 120 Nuggets 114.

Sunday's Daily Dunks: 

#1. The Knicks have lost a franchise worst 60 games this season.

#2. The Celtics plan to go after Kawhi Leonard in restricted free agency (Click here for details).

#3. The Magic plan to give their general manager Rob Hennigan a contract extension (Click here for details).

#4. The Clippers have signed guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract (Click here for details).

#5. Mavericks guard Monta Ellis didn't play on Sunday due to a calf injury. He's out indefinitely (Click here for details).

#6. The Knicks signed guard Ricky Ledo to a second 10-day contract (Click here for details).

#7. Thoughts and prayers for Craig Sager. He says his cancer has returned (Click here for details).

#8. Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade scored 40 points against the Pistons.

#9. Clippers power forward Blake Griffin scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against the Celtics.

#10. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists against the Suns.

Sunday's NBA Final Scores: 

Pelicans 110 Timberwolves 88. Spurs 103 Grizzlies 89. Rockets 99 Wizards 91. Nets 107 Lakers 99. Cavaliers 87 76ers 86. Clippers 119 Celtics 106. Heat 109 Pistons 102. Pacers 104 Mavericks 99. Thunder 109 Suns 97.

---Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord 

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