The Thunder will honor longtime forward Nick Collison on March 20 by retiring his No. 4 jersey — the primary quantity retired because the group moved from Seattle in 2008. Collison performed 14 seasons with the franchise, including 4 in Seattle. His longevity was extra prolific than his manufacturing — he averaged fewer than six points over his 910-recreation profession. … The Charlotte Hornets, who entered Saturday because the No. eight seed in the East, entered Saturday eleven 1/2 games behind first-place Toronto. In the West, the 14th-place Memphis Grizzlies entered Saturday 10 video games out of first. … Washington’s last three wins have come at Oklahoma City and at residence towards Philadelphia and Milwaukee. Over the Wizards’ final five video games, Bradley Beal is averaging 30.four points. … Dallas guard J.J. Barea tore his right Achilles tendon towards Minnesota and can miss the rest of the season.