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NBA Notes: Tony Romo reportedly will be honorary Maverick for Dallas' final home game

NBA Notes: Tony Romo reportedly will be honorary Maverick for Dallas' final home game

DALLAS -- Two people with knowledge of the plan say retiring Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be an honorary Dallas Mavericks player for their home finale, wearing his football No. 9 while sitting on the bench.

Romo can be added to the Mavericks' roster for a day because of an open spot, one of the people told The Associated Press on Saturday. Romo will not play, the person said. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because the Mavericks haven't announced the plan. Already eliminated from the playoffs, the Mavericks play Denver in their final home game Tuesday night.

A frequent front-row fan with a seat next to the Mavericks bench during his 10 years as the Cowboys starter, Romo lost his job to rookie Dak Prescott while recovering from a back injury last season. The four-time Pro Bowl player is headed to CBS as the lead NFL analyst rather than trying to play elsewhere.

Romo, who turns 37 this month, was a standout basketball player in high school in Wisconsin before playing football at Eastern Illinois.

Bulls: Wade returns to lineup for 1st time since March 15
NEW YORK -- Dwyane Wade has returned to the starting lineup for the Chicago Bulls after an elbow injury that had been expected to end his regular season.

Wade was in the starting lineup Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets, his first appearance since sustaining a sprain and small fracture to his right elbow on March 15 against Memphis. The Bulls announced when the veteran guard was injured that he would be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season.

Instead, he was back to help Chicago chase a playoff berth. The Bulls entered play Saturday tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Wade is averaging 18.6 points in his first season since leaving the Miami Heat for his hometown team.

Robert Covington (lower back contusion) vs. Pelicans

Robert Covington (lower back contusion) vs. Pelicans

UPDATED: 7 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS — Robert Covington will miss the Sixers' game Sunday night against the Pelicans in New Orleans because of a lower back contusion he suffered during a fall Saturday late against the Cavaliers.

X-rays and a CT scan came back negative. Covington is with the team in New Orleans and is doubtful for Tuesday's game in Minnesota.

Covington tumbled out of bounds and over courtside seats while he tried to save a possession during a Sixers comeback attempt. There is an approximate four-to-five inch drop between the court and the area where Covington landed. Many of his teammates were unaware of Covington's injury at first because it was out of their vision.

“It’s scary to see your teammate like that,” guard JJ Redick said. “They said he fell on his back. I wanted to make sure he’s walking and not in too much pain. But I just wish the best for him and hope he’s OK.”

The Sixers will have to replace Covington in the starting lineup.

Joel Embiid, who was expected to play after sitting out Saturday because of his back-to-back restriction, was scratched right before the game because of back tightness.