Cavaliers handle Heat; Wade injures his knee
CLEVELAND — Miami star Dwyane Wade went down because of a knee injury in the first half, and the Heat's playoff chances took another major blow with a 114-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
Wade sustained a bruised left knee in the first half and Miami didn't have the firepower to stop the Cavs, who got 23 points apiece from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and won their 17th straight at home. James added eight rebounds and seven assists against his former team. Tristan Thompson added 15 rebounds for Cleveland, a league-best 30-7 since Jan. 15.
•KINGS SIGNED LEAGUE'S FIRST INDIAN: Sim Bhullar has become the NBA's first player of Indian descent, signing a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced the deal Thursday. The 7-foot-5, 360-pound Bhullar was called up from the team's NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns. The 22-year-old center could make his debut Friday when the Kings host the New Orleans Pelicans. Bhullar was born in Toronto to Indian-born parents and played two seasons for New Mexico State. He twice won Western Athletic Conference tournament MVP and led the Aggies to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
•ELLINGTON DONE FOR YEAR: Lakers guard Wayne Ellington will miss the rest of the season with a separated right shoulder.