NBA Daily: News, Rumors, & Previewing Today's Games

Saturday's 10-game slate of NBA action brought wall-to-wall excitment and a plethora of close games, headlined by the Golden State Warriors moving to 21-0 after a 112-109 comeback win over the Toronto Raptors. The Miami Heat blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 99-84 victory, the Utah Jazz beat the Indiana Pacers 122-119 in overtime, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Orlando Magic for the 103-101 win.

There are only five games on tap for today, but all of them offer plenty of intrigue:

Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies - 3:30 pm ET

Memphis has won the last seven matchups between these last two teams, while the Suns have lost three in a row and seven of their last eight.

Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets - 6:00 pm ET

Golden State is looking to extend their record NBA start to 22-0 against the 5-14 Nets, who have won two of their last three games.

Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons - 6:00 pm ET

The Lakers have lost eight of their last nine on Kobe Bryant's retirement tour, and the Pistons are looking to extend their three-game win streak.

Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards - 6:00 pm ET

Dallas hasn't lost to the Wizards since 2009 or in D.C. since 2008, a streak they hope to continue. Both teams have gone 2-2 over their last four games coming into tonight.

Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder - 7:00 pm ET

The Thunder and Kings have each lost two games in a row, and both are looking to stop their slides.

Here are the latest news and rumors from around the league:

LeBron James sits out to rest as Cavs lose to Heat

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will miss the next four games with a sprained ankle.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving returned to practice for the first time since fracturing his kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He's expected to return in the next few weeks.

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart will still be out for "a couple of weeks" with a knee injury.

Cavs guard Iman Shumpert is expected to return from offseason wrist surgery within the next two weeks.

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