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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies wing Vince Carter has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers. Carter has missed the last five games due to a right hip injury.

Sage Steele @sagesteele

At the Warriors-Clippers game tonight...road trip w my oldest daughter :)gonna try Facebook live for the first time in...moments?!

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Murphy. Rockets legend. Hall of Famer. Rockets-Lakers tonight.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Luke Walton told the media, the Lakers D-League team's video coordinator Adam Cave, 22, passed away in a motorcycle accident. "I really enjoyed the few months I got to know him," Walton said.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Luke Walton didn't announce his starting lineup for the Rockets game. "Still thinking about it," he said. Lou Williams, who leads the league in scoring (18.4) off the bench, could move into the starting lineup. Williams has scored 78 points the last two games off the bench.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James, who averages 28.5 career points per game and has two triple-doubles at Madison Square Garden, came off the court after warmup not too long ago pouring sweat, looking focused and rapping along to Jay Z's '99 Problems.' Looks and sound like a problem for the Knicks, who won't have Derrick Rose (back).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a leak in the corridor at MSG directly in front of the spot where Tyronn Lue will do his pregame press availability. Hence the trash can. Insert joke here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he thinks there are times when Carmelo holds the ball too long but there are times when he carries the Knicks, as he did last night. "There's a fine balance." He said Carmelo has more leeway than other players in this regard.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Derrick Rose is getting an MRI to confirm that there is nothing structurally wrong with his back.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose will not play tonight due to a sore lower back.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics will start Marcus Smart in place of injured Isaiah Thomas vs the Magic. Boston also shuffles Amir Johnson back into the starting lineup after going small Monday vs. Houston.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday (left turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (right toe contusion) listed as questionable for tomorrow vs. Philly. Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is still out.