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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (left thigh strain) and guard Jonathon Simmons (right calf bruise) are out for Friday's preseason finale at home against the Houston Rockets.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said no decision has been made regarding a starting center. D'Antoni is deciding between Nene and Clint Capela. "It may be a game-to-game thing," D'Antioni said Friday. "It's a two-headed monster, it might change depending on the matchups."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston guard Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) listed as probable for the preseason finale against San Antonio.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston's James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela did not make the trip to San Antonio for Friday's game.

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I expect the NBA to also have the shot clock to reset to 14 after offensive rebounds sooner rather than later.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, who is on the executive committee of the NBA Players Association, described Wednesday's meeting between the NBA and NBPA as "extremely positive." "So we're heading into the right direction," he added of agreeing on a new CBA. "I hope we can get it done rather sooner than later, but we'll see how that goes."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony sees some similarities between this Knicks team and the team that won 54 games in 2012-13. "We have guys on this team that kind of can push the envelope a little bit as far as coming together, holding guys accountable about where we want to be, where we want to go, what kind of team we want to have."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Brandon Jennings: "A very emotional guy, a thing I think this team is going to feed off of, especially when we have momentum going." Jeff Hornacek has said that the coaches love Jennings' emotion but may ask the guard to reel it in if it becomes counterproductive.