No games scheduled. The playoffs resume Sunday.

STARS

Friday

_Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves, had 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in Minnesota's 102-91, series-ending victory over Denver.

_Eddie Jones, Heat, scored 25 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Miami rally to beat New Orleans 87-83.

SEVEN-YEAR ITCH

Minnesota advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time Friday night, beating Denver 102-91 in Game 5. The Timberwolves ended an NBA-record streak of seven straight first-round losses. They will face Sacramento in the Western Conference semifinals.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Miami won its 15th consecutive home game with an 87-83 victory over New Orleans on Friday night. The Heat lead the Hornets 3-2, with the home team winning all five games.

SITTING OUT

Rookie Carmelo Anthony missed Denver's playoff game against Minnesota on Friday night because of a sprained left knee.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Baron Davis scored 33 points for New Orleans in the Hornets' loss to Miami on Friday night.

SPEAKING

``The bear is off my back, so to speak.'' _ Minnesota's Kevin Garnett after the Timberwolves advanced past the first round of the NBA playoffs for the first time.