NBA on Friday, 10-28-2016

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It’s a Southeast Division matchup coming to you live from South Beach. The Charlotte Hornets are on the road as they clash with the Miami Heat Friday night. Both teams are coming off wins in their season openers. Charlotte took a 107-96 road win over the Bucks Wednesday night. Miami beat Orlando 109-96 on the road Wednesday in their opener. The Heat has a 57-39 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Miami has won 20 of the last 24 meetings but the teams split the series each of the last two years.... Read More

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A Western Conference tilt comes to us from the Midwest between a 0-1 team and a 1-0 squad. The Phoenix Suns are on the road looking to break into the win column as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night. Phoenix was rolled 113-94 at home by the Kings Wednesday in their home opener. Oklahoma City was on the road, picking up a hard-fought 103-97 win over the lowly 76ers Wednesday in their first game without Kevin Durant. Phoenix holds a 124-104 record in the all-time regular season series but Oklahoma City has won 17 of the last 20 meetings. That includes a three game sweep last season.... Read More

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Two squads from Texas that are coming off of road losses in their season openers collide on Friday night in Dallas. The Rockets were upended in Los Angeles by the Lakers 120-114. The Mavericks were able to force an overtime with the Pacers before falling 130-121. The Southwest Division rivals split their series last season at two games apiece, while Houston is 97-92 all-time vs. Dallas. ... Read More

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to start the season 2-0 when they visit the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena.... Read More

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Could the Golden State Warriors' super team actually start 0-2? That what is facing the two-time Western Conference champions on Friday night as they visit New Orleans to face off against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. I could see this being a playoff preview with the Warriors still likely to be the West's top seed and New Orleans perhaps sneaking in as a No. 8. This game is on ESPN.... Read More

NBA on Saturday, 10-29-2016

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It’s a weekend afternoon matinee on the hardwood in the City of Brotherly Love. The Atlanta Hawks are on the road and travel up the east coast to clash with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday afternoon. Atlanta opened their season with a 114-99 home win over the Wizards Thursday night. Philadelphia battled but fell 103-97 at home to the Thunder in their season opener Wednesday. The 76ers have a narrow 188-182 advantage in the all-time regular season series. Atlanta has won 10 of the last 11 meetings, including all three matchups last year. ... Read More

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A battle of Eastern Conference foes takes precedence down in the Tar Heel State. The Boston Celtics continue a road swing as they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night. Both teams play their third game in four nights. Boston fell 105-99 on the road to the Bulls in the Windy City Thursday. Charlotte was in South Beach Friday night facing the Heat in a Southeast Division matchup. The Celtics hold a 54-41 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Boston won four of the last five meetings, including two of three last season. ... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference matchup from arguably one of the most famous sporting venues in the world. The Memphis Grizzlies are in the Big Apple as they take on the New York Knicks Saturday night from Madison Square Garden. Memphis opened their season with a 102-98 home win over Minnesota Wednesday night. New York opened the NBA schedule with an emphatic 117-88 whipping at the hands of the Cavaliers on the road Tuesday. Memphis holds a 20-19 advantage in the all-time regular season series. The Grizzlies won six straight and eight of the last nine in the series, including a 91-85 win here on February 5, 2016.... Read More

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A team from the Sunshine State is on the road to face the defending champs in an early season clash. The Orlando Magic continues a road swing as they head to the shores of Lake Erie to face the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night. Orlando was in action Friday night on the road as they faced the Pistons in the Motor City. Cleveland headed north of the border to face the Raptors in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers have a slim 51-48 edge in the regular season series. Cleveland won the last 14 meetings, including a four game sweep last season. Orlando’s last win in the series was a 108-104 home win on November 23, 2012. The Magic’s last road win was a 100-84 triumph on April 15, 2012. ... Read More

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Jabrari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Brooklyn Nets in a conference matchup Saturday night from the BMO Harris Bradley Center.... Read More

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The New Orleans Pelicans will be playing the second game of a back-to-back situation when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.... Read More

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Central Division foes clash on Saturday night in Chicago. The Bulls opened their season with a 105-99 home victory over the revamped Boston Celtics. The Pacers, who also played Friday night, opened with a home victory as well, defeating the Mavericks 130-121 in overtime. Chicago leads the all-times series 102-86 which includes an 8-4 advantage in the postseason. ... Read More

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The Denver Nuggets are an exciting young team -- probably no club of late has been better at finding international talent than Denver. Will the Nuggets make the playoffs this season? No, but they will be fun to watch. Denver has its home opener Saturday night vs. Portland. ... Read More

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Neither the Timberwolves nor Kings have been very good in the NBA for years. But both teams have new coaches this season and new hope -- the Wolves might have the most young talent in the NBA. Saturday's matchup is Sacramento's second game in its new arena.... Read More

NBA on Sunday, 10-30-2016

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It’s a matchup of Western Conference foes in the City of Angels. The Utah Jazz travel west to battle the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday afternoon. Utah knocked off the other LA team, the Lakers, 96-89, in their home opener Friday night to get in the win column. Los Angeles knocked off Portland 114-106 on the road in their season opener Thursday night. Utah holds a 99-74 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the Clippers won 15 of the last 16 meetings. The Jazz did win the last meeting in the Staples Center, taking a 102-91 triumph on November 25, 2015. ... Read More

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It’s a Central Division contest from the Motor City. The Milwaukee Bucks are on the road as they take on the Detroit Pistons Sunday evening. Milwaukee took a 107-96 home loss to the Hornets in their season opener Wednesday. The Bucks were at home Saturday night as they hosted the Nets. Detroit evened their record with a 108-82 romp over Orlando in their home opener Friday night. The Bucks have a 124-109 lead in the all-time regular season series but the Pistons took eight of the last 13 meetings. That includes three of four last season, with a 92-91 win on March 21, 2016 in the last meeting at home. ... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference clash in South Beach. The San Antonio Spurs are on the road as they travel to face the Miami Heat Sunday evening. San Antonio remained unbeaten after downing Sacramento 102-94 Thursday night. The Spurs played their first home game of the year Saturday night against the Pelicans. Miami took its first loss of the season, falling 97-91 at home to the Hornets Friday night. San Antonio holds a 39-18 edge in the regular season series and has won the last five meetings. That includes a 119-101 win in this building on February 9, 2016 in the most recent tilt here. The teams met in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals, each team winning one of them.... Read More

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It’s a Pacific Division matchup in the Valley of the Sun. The Golden State Warriors bring their superteam to the desert as they battle the Phoenix Suns Sunday evening. Golden State bounced back from a whipping by San Antonio by dumping New Orleans 122-114 on the road Friday. Phoenix remained winless with a 113-110 overtime loss at Oklahoma City Friday. The Suns hold a 137-95 advantage in the all-time regular season series. Golden State won the last seven meetings, including all four last year. That includes a 112-104 win on February 10, 2016 in the last meeting here. ... Read More

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will be trying to start the season 3-0 when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.... Read More

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James Harden and the Houston Rockets will host Harrison Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks is a divisional matchup Sunday from the Toyota Center.... Read More