Shawn Marion didn't let on when he hyperextended his knee Feb. 1 against Oklahoma City, but the injury nagged at him for a couple of games, even though he missed no time.

"I'm feeling a lot better now,'' Marion said. "That thing hurt for a while.''

The better physical place that Marion is in has shown. After getting three days off for practice and rest, the last four games have been vintage Marion. He averaged just six points and was 5-of-16 from the field in the two games after the injury. He also took down 6.5 rebounds in those games.