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Jackie MacMullan
March 23, 1998
March 22 Washington at new jersey Continental Airlines Arena On the eve of the Oscars, point guards Rod Strickland of the Wizards and Sam Cassell of the Nets headline this matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. Strickland, who was leading the NBA in assists with 10.8 a game at week's end, is a lock for best supporting actor, but Cassell's team-high 19.4 scoring average also has box office appeal. If New Jersey center Rony Seikaly, out since March 6 with a bone bruise in his right foot, doesn't make at least a cameo for the injury-ravaged Nets, their hopes for a victory—and a postseason berth-might sink like the Titanic.
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March 23, 1998

On Tap

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March 22
Washington at new jersey Continental Airlines Arena On the eve of the Oscars, point guards Rod Strickland of the Wizards and Sam Cassell of the Nets headline this matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. Strickland, who was leading the NBA in assists with 10.8 a game at week's end, is a lock for best supporting actor, but Cassell's team-high 19.4 scoring average also has box office appeal. If New Jersey center Rony Seikaly, out since March 6 with a bone bruise in his right foot, doesn't make at least a cameo for the injury-ravaged Nets, their hopes for a victory—and a postseason berth-might sink like the Titanic.

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