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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden knocks on wood regarding his health. Harden said he blocks out the discussions regarding his wrist injury.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard James Harden said he'll play in Thursday's game against the Blazers with a jammed left wrist. Harden hurt the wrist March 18 when he took a nasty spill at Denver. "It will get better but if I keep banging on it and keep falling on it then it's going to keep going back too square one," Harden said Thursday morning. "I try to limit banging on it and keeping it away from contact, it's kinda hard because it's my left hand. I do a lot with my left hand." Harden was getting the left wrist iced after Thursday's shootaround and will continue to get treatment on it.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The grey wraps of James Harden.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins stuck to the same refrain for the first few questions about his first game against the Kings:

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like James Harden is a go.

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Staley on women coaching men: You need more people like Coach Popovich to give people the opportunity to learn and to grow, to embrace it.

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The Cavaliers are in a virtual tie with the Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the East. ESPN's BPI gives the Cavs no better than a 58 percent chance to win any of their next five games.

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The Trail Blazers currently hold the No. 8 seed in the West, but can they keep it? ESPN's BPI expects Portland to lose three of its next five games.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Cris Felicio "should be available" to play tonight vs. Cavs.

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The Warriors haven't missed Kevin Durant on the defensive side of the ball. Since he's been out, Golden State's 99.3 points allowed per 100 possessions ranks best in the NBA.

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The Cavaliers are behind where they were at this point last season, especially on defense. Cleveland will face Chicago and Philadelphia back-to-back to end March.

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This is the fourth straight season in which the New York Knicks failed to make the postseason. Dating back to the 2000-01 season, the Knicks have won one playoff series, tied with the Pelicans for the fewest by any franchise. New York's .418 win percentage in that span ranks third-worst in the NBA, ahead of only the Timberwolves and Hornets.