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Markieff Morris 'probable' to return for Wizards vs. Celtics

Markieff Morris 'probable' to return for Wizards vs. Celtics

Markieff Morris is on track to return to the starting lineup for the Wizards in their biggest game of the season at the Boston Celtics.

Morris has been absent in games vs. Chicago (win) and Charlotte (loss) because of illness. He went through Monday morning shootaround and is officially listed as probable tonight.

A win not only draws the Wizards even in the loss column with No. 2 seed Boston but gives them the season series 3-1.

The series is the first tiebreaker used to determine playoff seeding. The No. 2 team could avoid the Cleveland Cavaliers until the conference finals.

The Wizards lost the season series to the No. 4 Toronto Raptors 2-1 so they've lost that tiebreaker and already have lost the season series with Cleveland (0-2).

Jason Smith likely returns to his role off the bench with Morris in the lineup again.

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Scott Brooks provides bleak Game 7 outlook for Ian Mahinmi

Scott Brooks provides bleak Game 7 outlook for Ian Mahinmi

ATLANTA -- Ian Mahinmi is doing more in individual workouts after straining his left calf two weeks ago, but if there is a Game 7 with the Atlanta Hawks the center will still not play.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks told CSNmidatlantic.com following Friday's morning shootaround before Game 6 at Phillips Arena that Mahinmi still isn't ready.

Earlier in the week, Mahinmi said he was hoping to play in the first round. The Wizards lead 3-2.

Game 7 would be at Verizon Center on Sunday and the Wizards already could be without Jason Smith, who also strained his left calf.

MORE WIZARDS: MORE ON SMITH'S INJURY AND HIS AVAILABILITY MOVING FORWARD

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GW's Tyler Cavanaugh intrigues Spurs, Jazz enough to get pre-draft workouts

GW's Tyler Cavanaugh intrigues Spurs, Jazz enough to get pre-draft workouts

George Washington's best scorer and rebounder, Tyler Cavanaugh, has pre-draft workouts lined up with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, among other teams, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com before his agent, Keith Glass, confirmed Friday.

Cavanaugh will workout for the Jazz, who are in a first-round playoff series with the L.A. Clippers, this weekend. The Spurs just ended their first-round series in six games with the Memphis Grizzlies.

A transfer from Wake Forest who spent the last two years with the Colonials, the 6-9 forward averaged 18.3 points and  8.4 rebounds as a senior and shot 40.9 percent from three-point range.

In his final college regular-season game, he had 30 points and eight rebounds in an upset of Dayton. Cavanaugh led the Colonials to a 20-15 finish and a first-round victory in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. He improved his stock with an MVP at the coach's showcase at Final Four weekend in Phoenix, and a standout performance at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational. 

The biggest question he'll have to answer is whether he has the athleticism to sustain in the NBA which will hold the draft June 22. 

Cavanaugh signed with Glass Global Group. If he's not drafted in the two rounds, which is likely to happen, Cavanaugh will go the free-agent route to find a spot through summer league play in Orlando, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas to assist him his development.

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