Houston says Charles Barkley is out for the rest of the playoffs with a torn right tricep. "I don't buy it at all," Karl Malone said. "We're not going to fall for that old trick." Barkley and Utah's Greg Foster collided during the Jazz's 93-71 win Friday.
KNICKS: General manager Ernie Grunfeld again denied that Patrick Ewing would play Game 5 against the Heat.
MOHAMMED MAY ENTER DRAFT: Kentucky center Nazr Mohammed likely will forgo his senior season and enter the draft. "We talked along those lines," Wildcats coach Tubby Smith said.