Tonight in the NBA: LeBron, Wade out vs. Knicks

Tonight in the NBA: LeBron, Wade out vs. Knicks
April 2, 2013, 2:00 pm
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The Sixers will have to wait until Wednesday before they can try to extend their winning streak to four games (see story). But for other action around the NBA, check out these previews:

James, Wade and Chalmers out against Knicks
Knicks (46-26) at Heat (58-15), 8 p.m.

The Heat on Tuesday night will be without LeBron James (hamstring), Dwyane Wade (right ankle) and Mario Chalmers (right ankle) when they face the Knicks at home.

Tyson Chandler, who has missed the Knicks' last 10 games with a back injury, will be a game-time decision.

Since Miami's 27-game winning streak was ended in Chicago, the Knicks' comparatively modest eight-game winning streak leads the NBA.

Dallas looks to take advantage of Lakers
Mavericks (36-37) at Lakers (38-36), 10:30 p.m.

The Mavericks will try to continue their recent success when they go on the road to take on the Lakers.

Dallas is sitting at 10th place in the Western Conference, just a game-and-a-half behind the Lakers and two games behind the eighth-place Jazz. The Mavs have won 10 of their last 14.

Kobe Bryant's left foot injury hasn't slowed the 34-year-old guard. He had 14 assists (tying his season-high), grabbed nine boards and scored 19 against the Kings on Saturday, passing Wilt Chamberlain for No. 4 in career points with 31,434. 

Steve Nash (right hamstring) will be a game-time decision but looks doubtful.

Playoff-bound Bulls visit Wizards
Bulls (40-32) at Wizards (27-46), 7 p.m.

The Bulls (40-32) on Tuesday will look to end the Wizards' six-game home winning streak and improve their own playoff seeding.

Washington's home winning streak is its longest in six years. The Wizards sit just three games behind the Sixers, who have won three straight.

Chicago is coming off a comeback win over the Pistons on Saturday but have lost six of eight road games.

Luol Deng is averaging 27 points per game over the Bulls' last three.

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