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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley is upset that Patrick Ewing didn't call him or speak out after Oakley was removed from MSG last month. "I'm hurting because he didn't call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years," Oakley said, according to TMZ Sports, pointing out that Michael Jordan got involved in an attempt to broker peace between Oakley and Knicks owner James Dolan. "You should have been the first one who said something about what happened in The Garden. Should have been the first one." Ewing and Oakley played together for 10 seasons in New York.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn Nets will extend a second 10-day contract to guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell ESPN.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Brandon Ingram (right patellar tendinitis) was a full participant in Lakers practice today after leaving yesterday's practice early. He is probable to play tonight vs. Minnesota.

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Shaquille O'Neal is having his statue unveiled at Staples Center today. He won three straight Finals MVP awards with the Los Angeles Lakers, one of two players in NBA history to win the award in three consecutive seasons (Michael Jordan). O'Neal ranks in the top 10 in Lakers history in points, rebounds and blocks despite ranking 20th in games played.

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The Jazz can clinch their first playoff berth since 2011-12 if the Nuggets lose to the Pacers on Friday. Utah currently holds a 1 1/2 game lead over the Clippers as the No. 4 seed in the West. (Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

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With a win over the Nets on Friday, and losses by both the Pistons and Bulls, the Wizards can officially clinch a playoff spot. They've lost four of their last six games and are clinging to the No. 3 seed in the East. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Cavaliers can clinch the Central division title with a win over the Hornets on Friday, and a loss by the Pacers. Cleveland has lost two of its last three and is just one game ahead of the surging Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cleveland has a stretch of three games in four nights starting on the road tonight in Charlotte, at home Saturday vs. Washington and finishing on the road Monday in San Antonio. Per NBA commissioner Adam Silver's recent memo, teams should consult their owners if they plan to sit players. What will Cavs coach Ty Lue do this stretch? "We'll see when we get there," he said. What would happen if Lue wanted to rest guys and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert thought otherwise? "It's his team," Lue said, "he can do what he wants."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs say that Larry Sanders, called up from the Canton Charge, was brought to Charlotte just to be around the team more so than to play against the Hornets. He had been down in the D-League for nearly a week while the Cavs were on their road trip and team management just wanted him to get a chance to get reacquainted with his new teammates.

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

The Shaq statue has been affixed to Staples Center and they're getting ready for a big party tonight.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In honor of Shaq's new statue, the Lakers will wear special Stance on-court socks honoring The Big Diesel in tonight's game vs. Minnesota.

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In Thursday's 126-98 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Phoenix Suns fielded the youngest starting lineup in NBA history, with an average age of 21 years, 14 days. That starting lineup was younger than every NCAA team playing in the Sweet 16 on Thursday except Purdue.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Best March Madness stat I can muster for you: The Elias Sports Bureau says all 10 NBA games tonight will feature a Kentucky alumnus.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Not much has changed for the Knicks' lottery projections after their last 2 losses. They have a 31% chance of landing a top-5 pick and a 21% chance of getting a top-3 pick, per ESPN's BPI. NY is virtually guaranteed a top-10 pick (99.9%). There are 8 teams 'competing' for top lottery seeding. The Knicks have the fourth toughest remaining schedule among that group of 8, per BPI.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Hearing Magic Johnson, knowing UCLA/Kentucky is scouting must first-hand, will reluctantly miss Shaquille O'Neal's statue ceremony tonight.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Staring at about six screens trying to figure out how the Nets have more wins in this mad, mad March (six) than the Cavaliers (five) ...