NBA on Wednesday, 1-11-2017

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It’s a matchup of Atlantic Division foes in the City of Brotherly Love. The New York Knicks try to get untracked as they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night. New York lost their second straight and eighth in the last nine after falling 110-96 at home to the Pelicans Monday night. Philadelphia won for the third time in four games by downing the Nets 105-95 on the road Sunday afternoon. The 76ers hold a 242-199 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the Knicks have taken five straight and nine of the last 10 meetings. That includes a 109-102 win here in the most recent matchup on April 8, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a battle of Eastern Conference foes playing the second game of a back to back here. The Washington Wizards head to the northeast as they take on the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. Washington was at home Tuesday night as they hosted the Bulls. Boston was on the road as they faced the Raptors in an Atlantic Division showdown. The Celtics hold a 185-110 edge in the all-time regular season series. The Wizards won the first matchup this season, taking a 118-93 romp at home on November 9, 2016.... Read More

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The Memphis Grizzlies will look to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second time this season Wednesday night from the Chesapeake Energy Arena.... Read More

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It’s a contest between teams at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. The sizzling Houston Rockets take on the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night. Houston had won eight straight heading into Tuesday’s home tilt with the Hornets. Minnesota snapped a four game slide and climbed out of the Western Conference basement by downing the Mavericks 101-92 at home Monday. The Rockets have won eight straight meetings, including a 111-109 overtime win in the first matchup this season on December 17, 2016 here.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference tilt between teams seeing their seasons go in opposite directions in the Pacific Northwest. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue a road trip out west as they battle the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night. Cleveland was in action Tuesday night in Salt Lake City as they took on the Jazz. Portland was in action Tuesday night in the City of Angels as they took on the Lakers. The Trail Blazers hold a 66-52 all-time series lead but the Cavaliers have won three of the last four matchups. That includes a 137-125 win at home in the first matchup this season on November 23, 2016.... Read More

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The Magic continue their west coast visit with a game against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Magic lost their opening game to the Rockets 100-93 in a very respectable effort, but came back and got crushed by the Lakers 111-95 on Sunday. That means Wednesday's game will be their second straight game playing in the Staples Center.... Read More