NBA Roundup: Down Goes Zero!

Notes on Wednesday's games in the National Basketball Association ...

GA On The DL. Ouch. It's hard to picture the NBA playoffs without Agent Zero; he makes everything so much more fun. But his knee injury on Wednesday may be serious enough to end his season; he'll have an MRI today to determine what's what. "I'm hoping that it wasn't as bad as mine," said forward Antawn Jamison, who missed 12 games earlier this season with the same injury; a sprained knee. Charlotte beat the Wizards 108-100, as Washington has lost both of their All-Stars in a four-day span. Forward Caron Butler broke a bone his hand on Sunday. Well, on the bright side, Arenas will now have more time to blog about Skip Bayless.

Falling Down. Let us watch as the Clippers rise and the Lakers set in Los Angeles. Strange. Corey Maggette's 22 points led the Clippers to a 90-82 win over the Lakers, the Clips' seventh win in eight games, and the Lakers' fourth loss in five games. The Clippers (37-37) trail their crosstown rivals by 1 1/2 games, and have a 1 1/2-game lead over Golden State for the eighth and final playoff berth in the West.

Who's Got JR? But the Warriors are closing fast, Jason Richardson scoring 27 points (with seven 3-pointers) in a 110-99 win over the McGradyless Rockets. McGrady left the game with a back injury in the first half. Golden State has won 11 of 14.

Woke Up This Mornin', Got Myself A Gun. Bostjan Nachbar had a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead New Jersey's 101-86 win over Atlanta.