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March 3, 2014 Updates

LeBron James just scored his 61st point in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, breaking his personal and Miami Heat single-game records. LeBron’s previous high was 56 points in a 2005 loss to the Raptors while he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat record was also 56 points, set by Glen Rice in a 1995 win over the Orlando Magic. NBCSports.com

Warriors big man Jermaine O'Neal did not travel with the team to Toronto and is unavailable for Sunday's game at Toronto because of a passport issue, according to coach Mark Jackson. "A misunderstanding," Jackson said of the passport issue. "We thought we had it, so the ball was dropped, and we don't know whether it was stolen or lost, what have you, but we discovered late-afternoon yesterday, and there was not enough time to fix it and get it here, so he will not be playing tonight." Contra Costa Times

Jermaine O'Neal: As a leader, businessman, and father, I pride myself off being responsible, professional, and prompt! I did not leave or lose my passport!!! ... And believe me when I tell you that there isn't a person in the country more upset than me about not being able to be with my team tonight ... To help them battle for a win during a very important part of our season! Words just can not explain how I feel right now ... But I will be ready to help my team try and get a tuff win against one of the leagues best on Tuesday! (Bottle the anger and release it tue! Twitter

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"Just one less loss (that season) would have put us in a coin toss for (the Portland Trail Blazers') Damian Lillard potentially (he was taken sixth), and that was a need that we had on our team that year, a point guard need," Colangelo said. "So it would have kind of taken us on a whole different route in this rebuilding process, and of course if we had lost a lot more games we would have had better odds to get (the New Orleans Pelicans') Anthony Davis, the big prize that year. We're looking at it, and it didn't work out. There's no assurances (in the lottery). I do like the certainty of the (proposed) process. I think there are some merits to obviously take it to the next extent, except I wish we could start it sooner because there really is some ugly basketball being played." USA Today Sports

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What's the price? A young player who can help contribute to the team right now -- especially someone who can give them some much-needed depth on their front line. They'd love to get their hands on Kevin Love. But the Wolves would want much more than Barnes. The Pistons' Greg Monroe, the Sixers' Thaddeus Young, the Cavs' Tristan Thompson, the Nuggets Kenneth Faried, the Bucks' John Henson and the Raptors' Amir Johnson all intrigue the Warriors. Whether any of those teams are willing to give up that much to acquire Barnes remains to be seen. ESPN.com

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Nasty break-up and all, Air Canada is the best thing that ever happened to the Toronto Raptors.

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