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3:55 PM ET, March 4, 2023


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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat's furious late scramble falls short on Randle 3-pointer, as Knicks escape 122-120  —  MIAMI — It was difficult not to consider the nostalgia amid the fervor.  —  The Miami Heat in their throwback jerseys.  Knicks fans as annoying as ever in New York's sixth borough.
Discussion: Mercury News and New York Post
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle drills game-winner vs Heat to extend Knicks' winning streak to 8 games  —  MIAMI — The game was fumbling away.  The winning streak was about to end.  —  Then Julius Randle came to the rescue.  —  The Knicks All-Star connected on an improbable and acrobatic game-winning 3-pointer …
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Knicks vs. Heat is back to being relevant  —  It was fitting from Tom Thibodeau, though probably unintentional, to bring up the 90s Knicks just before a big Miami Heat game.  —  In previous years David Fizdale, a practitioner of waxing poetic, frequently mentioned the old rivalry to touch the sweet spot of Knicks fans — nostalgia.
Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:
Homestand is time for Heat to make a stand with season on the line  —  MIAMI — In the quiet of the losing locker room, the quiet of a season in trouble, the newest member of the Miami Heat sounded as perplexed as those who have seen it all.  Kevin Love said, sure, they started strong Wednesday …
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Another humbling Heat loss, this time 119-96 to Embiid-less 76ers  —  MIAMI — In the charcuterie of a Miami Heat season that has included plenty of spoiled cheese and rancid meats, Erik Spoelstra's team might have taken unappetizing to a new level Wednesday night.
Discussion: Boston Herald and Denver Post
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
How Nico Hoerner is helping Chicago Cubs teammate Seiya Suzuki deal with his oblique injury: 'It's a setback'  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 49  —  Japanese media interviews Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki as he discusses his withdrawal from the World Baseball Classic due to an oblique injury at Sloan Park on Feb. 28, 2023.
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic:
Cubs notes: Adding free agents; Nico Hoerner, leadoff hitter; more  —  MESA, Ariz. — The Chicago Cubs are still evaluating free agents in the middle of spring training and looking to add a left-handed reliever to their bullpen, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Thursday …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Luis Robert Jr. and Yoán Moncada leave for Taiwan to have an ‘incredible experience’ with Team Cuba in WBC  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 96  —  White Sox reliever Reynaldo López jokes with teammates before their matchup against the Mariners at Camelback Ranch on Feb. 27, 2023.
Discussion: White Sox News
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Jets' Robert Saleh compares Derek Carr to Matthew Stafford, hypes veteran QBs ‘elite mental makeup’  —  INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the Jets met with veteran quarterback free agent Derek Carr for the second time in three weeks.  —  The first meeting took place in New Jersey near the Jets facility the weekend of Feb. 18.
Janie McCauley / Associated Press:
Cold-shooting Clippers buried by Warriors in 2nd half  —  The Clippers lead by 11 points at halftime but get outscored 42-16 in the third quarter in a 115-91 loss, their fourth straight  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The first victory of the Clippers' Russell Westbrook Era remains elusive.
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
The Patrick Kane era ends on a bittersweet note with the Chicago Blackhawks almost back where they started  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 189  —  Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane celebrates the win Dec. 17, 2017 at the United Center.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Jacque Vaughn: Nets players ‘concerned about winning’ amid blowout losing streak  —  After yet another blowout loss in the aftermath of the mega trades that sent Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving out West — including the second lopsided loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden during this stretch …
Hanna Lykke / San Bernardino Sun:
State of emergency for LA, San Bernardino counties due to severe winter storms  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, and 11 other counties, Wednesday evening as the region grapples with a spate of rare and severe winter storms.
Brian Rokos / San Bernardino Sun:
San Bernardino Mountains escorts suspended as snow blankets highways
Jim Alexander / Daily News:
Jonathan Quick, best goalie in Kings history, leaves a legacy  —  Quick wasn't the team's No. 1 prospect when he arrived in 2005, but he was The Man for much of his LA tenure  —  It's worth remembering that Jonathan Quick wasn't the guy in his early years in the Kings' organization.
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