Hachi Machi! We’ve got a loaded 11-game NBA slate on tap for Wednesday night and boy am I excited for this one (totally serious, I won’t be swamped all day with news and injuries, it’s cool). There are plenty of marquee matchups to go over and injuries to track, so let’s go over a few things.
The big ticket game is the last on the slate, with the Boston Celtics heading into Los Angeles to take on the Clippers and their former coach, Doc Rivers. At this point, we don’t know if Kawhi Leonard (knee) will be able to play, but Paul George is up to full speed. Marcus Smart is also uncertain for Boston due to a sprained ankle and we’ll know more about his status as the day progresses.
The lowly Warriors are the only team on the second night of a back-to-back, tasked with dealing with the unstoppable force that is Luka Doncic. I can’t even begin to fathom the types of naughty basketball things Doncic will do to Golden State at home tonight.
Speaking of naughty basketball things, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have the Houston Rockets offense operating at full speed. They’ll head to Denver to take on the Nuggets in another late-night snack. Hopefully the Nuggets’ slog of a pace doesn’t make this game unwatchable, but it’s hard to look away when Harden and Russ are on the court.
Here are some notable streaks as well:
Rockets — 8 wins in a row
Bucks — 4 wins in a row
Heat — 3 wins in a row
Pistons — 4 losses in a row
Cavaliers — 4 losses in a row
Spurs — 6 losses in a row
Below are point spreads and the over/under for each of the nine games on schedule for tonight:
Spurs @ Wizards (+2, 239.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Knicks @ 76ers (-12.5, 214) 7:00 p.m. ET
Magic @ Raptors (-4, 208.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Bucks @ Hawks (+11, 232.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Cavaliers @ Heat (-9) 7:30 p.m. ET
Hornets @ Nets (-4, 220.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Warriors @ Mavericks (-13.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Pistons @ Bulls (-1.5, 218.5) 8:00 p.m. ET
Jazz @ Timberwolves (+3) 8:00 p.m. ET
Rockets @ Nuggets (-2, 223) 9:00 p.m. ET
Celtics @ Clippers (-6, 217.5) 10:00 p.m. ET
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