Daily News and Previews for Tonight’s NBA Action

The Latest on the Lakers

Matt Barnes might make his return Friday, when the Lakers play the Charlotte Bobcats. [Daily News: Los Angeles]

The Latest on the NBA

The Miami Heat have waived Carlos Arroyo and have signed former Hawk, Mike Bibby. [ESPN.com NBA]

The New York Knicks waived Corey Brewer and Kelenna Azubuike and have signed Derrick Brown. [NBA.com]

Free Agent Troy Murphy has signed with the Boston Celtics. [NBA.com]

NBA Game Previews for March 1st, 2011

Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The Indiana Pacers will be looking to avoid their first three-game home losing steak of the season, but they will have a hefty task trying to contain the young Warriors team. [CBSSports.com]

New York Knicks at Orlando Magic- NBA TV- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST

The new-look New York Knicks will be looking to knock-off another Florida powerhouse. The Knicks are coming off a big win versus the Miami Heat, and they hope to complete the Florida-sweep. [NBA.com]

Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA, and they will present many problems for the 76ers. However, the Sixers’ bench is fully capable of scoring the basketball and they can do it the blink of an eye. [ESPN.com NBA]

New Orleans Hornets at Toronto Raptors- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The New Orleans Hornets will host the lowly Raptors tonight at the “Hive.” The Hornets are fighting for position in the Western Conference, while the Raptors are fighting for a lottery pick. [Hornets 247]

San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies-  8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The NBA’s best San Antonio Spurs will travel to the FedEx Forum to take on the tough Grizzlies team, but the Spurs will be without Tony Parker. [CBSSports.com]

Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks- 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The Pistons will face-off with a division rival, as they try to make a late push for the playoffs. The Pistons’ players are currently upset with Coach John Kuester, so it will be interesting to see how they perform tonight. [NBA.com]

Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves- 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently on a four-game winning streak, and they hope to extend the winning ways tonight in Minnesota. The Timberwolves, despite their young talent, stand little chance against the Lakers. [LakersNation]

Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers- 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

The Portland Trail Blazers are finally healthy, and the acquisition of Gerald Wallace has greatly improved the team. The Blazers, with Roy and Wallace, should be considered a threat to the Lakers for the Western Conference title. [NBA.com]

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