Last Update on February 27, 2015 15:55 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- Fresh off a big 11-point win over Golden State last night the Cleveland Cavaliers take the show to Indianapolis this evening. The Cavs may have to face the Pacers without All-Star Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving, who is listed as doubtful after injuring a shoulder in last night's game. He was left behind in Cleveland for an MRI.
The victory over the league-leading Warriors was Cleveland's 18th out of its last 20 games and moved the Cavs past Chicago into first place in the Central Division with a record of 37-22. Chicago is home to Minnesota tonight.
The Warriors, who beat the Cavs last month in Oakland when LeBron James wasn't able to play because of an injury, remain the top team in the NBA with wins in 44 of their 55 games. They continue their road trip with a game against the Raptors this evening.
In a good matchup tonight, Portland, the leading team in the Northwest Division, is hosting second-place Oklahoma City. The Thunder, who got off to a slow start to the season because of injuries, have won eight of their last 10 games to move within six games of the Blazers. If the playoffs were to start today the Thunder would be the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Tonight's remaining games feature the Wizards in Philadelphia to face the 76ers, the Hawks home to the Magic, New York and its eight-game losing streak in Detroit for a game with the Pistons, Boston home to the Bobcats, Miami at New Orleans, Brooklyn at Houston, the Grizzlies home to the Clippers, Denver entertaining Utah, the league-champion Spurs at Sacramento and Milwaukee in L.A. to play the Lakers.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is undergoing right knee surgery today. In making the announcement yesterday the organization sounded upbeat that the procedure won't prevent the star point-guard from suiting up again this season. The 2011 NBA MVP played in only 10 games last season before having surgery for a similar injury in November 2013. He was averaging 18 points and five assists when he was diagnosed with the latest injury on Tuesday.
UNDATED (AP) -- Two teams vying for the second playoff berth in the NHL's Eastern Conference are on the ice together tonight as New Jersey entertains Boston. The Bruins start the day in the final playoff berth in the East, eight points in front of the Devils. New Jersey made some news last night when the Devils traded Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-oh-meer YAH'-gur) to the Panthers.
The Capitals, who have won eight of their last 12 games, have dropped back-to-back games to two of their closest rivals, the Penguins and Flyers. Tonight the Caps are at Carolina, which has gone 12-7-3 since Jan. 1.
The remaining four games tonight feature the Flames in New York to face the Islanders, the Lightning home to Chicago, Colorado at Dallas and the Kings in Anaheim to face the Ducks, who top the Pacific Division, 13 points in front of the defending champion Kings.