UPDATE: Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) is doubtful to play for the Bucks vs. the Hawks. As a result, the line has dropped significantly since opening.
The Christmas hangover is officially over and we’re into the weekend, kicking things off with a six-game slate in the NBA on Friday. Both the MIlwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers are back in action after their bout on X-Mas. The Bucks will look to get back on track after the Sixers handed them their worst loss of the season. The Sixers will ride the high a bit and try to get back into the top 3 in the East. Both teams ahead of Philly are also in action; the Boston Celtics are back against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers.
There aren’t as many injuries to go over, but Marcus Smart (eye) may return for the Celtics. We had a few Sacramento Kings get hurt on Thursday night with De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley both going down again. The Warriors — like the Sixers — are on Cloud 9 after defeating the Houston Rockets at home on X-Mas as well. Damion Lee is the talk of Silicon Valley, while Draymond Green is back to playing elite defense. Maybe the Dubs can look more like the Dubs moving forward.
Cavaliers @ Celtics (-14, 217.5) 4:00 p.m. ET
Thunder @ Hornets (+1.5, 208.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
76ers @ Magic (+2.5, 209) 7:00 p.m. ET
Bucks @ Hawks (+8.5, 234.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Pacers @ Heat (-4, 211.5) 8:00 p.m. ET
Suns @ Warriors (+3, 224.5) 10:30 p.m. ET
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