Last Update on March 11, 2014 14:56 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- San Antonio has put together a six-game winning streak that has helped vault them to the best record in the NBA. The Spurs put that run on the line in Chicago tonight against the surging Bulls. Chicago has won 11 of 13 to move solidly into the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Part of the reason the Spurs are now tops in the league is that Indiana is in a losing rut. The Eastern Conference-leading Pacers have dropped a season-high four in a row heading into their home game against Boston. After dropping three straight on the road, the Pacers are back home where they are a league-best 29-4 this season.
Houston has won five in a row to keep the pressure on the Spurs for the Southwest Division lead. The Rockets enter tonight's road game at Oklahoma City just two and a-half games out of the conference lead. The Thunder have dropped five of their last eight including a shocking loss to the Lakers on Sunday night.
Memphis has won six in a row at home, which is where they are tonight against Portland.
There are seven games on the NBA schedule.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The NHL general managers meetings are set to continue today with breakout groups reporting to the whole meeting.
Among the items discussed in yesterday's breakout sessions were changes in overtime, video review and goalie interference. The general managers want to reduce the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. This year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Dallas Stars are back on the ice tonight in St. Louis after a harrowing experience cut short their home game against Columbus last night.
Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench with a cardiac problem, and was rushed to the hospital where the 31-year-old was later listed in good condition after being treated.
The Stars have to regroup against the top team in the NHL that has dominated its Central Division foes this season. St. Louis has an 18-0-1 record against division rivals.
Dallas holds a one-point lead over Phoenix for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Coyotes are on the road at Florida.
Detroit is at Columbus in a showdown for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets have won four of five to pull into a tie with the Red Wings at 71 points. Detroit has lost three of four.
Washington is just a point back of the Red Wings and Blue Jackets. The Capitals look to avenge a 3-2 loss to the Penguins at home last night, when they skate into Pittsburgh. The Pens own a one-point lead over idle Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
There are nine games scheduled in the NHL tonight.