Happy Friday everyone! I’m not normally the type of person to say that, but we’ve got 10 games going on in the NBA tonight, so get pumped. Most notable of the teams in action are the Los Angeles Lakers, who will head to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder again, looking for their sixth straight win. On the opposite side of streaks, the San Antonio Spurs are looking to end their seven game skid against the Philadelphia 76ers, who are playing .500 basketball lately.
Other than those notable streaks, we’ve got two games that you should take notice of: the Houston Rockets head to LA to take on the Clippers, plus the Denver Nuggets welcome in the suddenly-human Boston Celtics. The Clips are now at full strength (it seems) with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both healthy. They’ve got three wins in a row, the last an emotional one at home vs. the Celtics with Kawhi the hero, blocking Kemba Walker’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer in a 107-104 OT win.
Those same Celtics are now behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference by a 0.5 a game, and won’t have it easy vs. the Nuggets, who recently ended the Rockets’ lengthy winning streak. Expect plenty of defense in this one with both Denver and Boston next to each other in the top 10 in terms of defensive efficiency. The under would be something to keep an eye on tonight.
Below are point spreads and the over/under for each of the nine games on schedule for tonight:
Hawks @ Pistons (-6.5, 224.5 O/U) 7:00 p.m. ET
Hornets @ Wizards (+2, 231.5 O/U) 7:00 p.m. ET
Kings @ Nets (-3.5, TBD) 7:30 p.m. ET
Lakers @ Thunder (+4.5, 212 O/U) 8:00 p.m. ET
Spurs @ 76ers (-7.5, 222 O/U) 8:00 p.m. ET
Heat @ Bulls (+4.5, 210.5 O/U) 8:00 p.m. ET
Cavaliers @ Mavericks (-10, 221.5 O/U) 8:30 p.m. ET
Warriors @ Jazz (-15.5, TBD) 9:00 p.m. ET
Celtics @ Nuggets (-4.5, 201 O/U) 9:00 p.m. ET
Rockets @ Clippers (-4.5, 226.5 O/U) 10:30 p.m. ET
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