NBA on Sunday, 1-15-2017

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference teams looking to pick up some ground in the playoff picture. The Milwaukee Bucks are on the road as they face the Southeast Division leading Atlanta Hawks Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee won their second straight by beating the Heat 116-108 at home Friday night. Atlanta had their seven game win streak snapped with a 103-101 home loss to Boston Friday night. The Hawks have a 109-102 advantage in the all-time regular season series and have won six of the last eight, including the first two matchups this season. That includes a 114-110 road win in the most recent meeting on December 9, 2016.... Read More

NBA on Saturday, 1-14-2017

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It’s a battle of the two teams from the City of Angels in a Pacific Division matchup. The Los Angeles Lakers are the visiting team in their own building as they face the LA Clippers Saturday afternoon. The Lakers lost their second straight in blowout fashion as they were dusted 134-94 on the road by the Spurs Thursday. LA won its fifth in a row by downing the Magic 105-96 at home Wednesday night. The Lakers dominated the all-time regular season series with a 145-64 advantage. Their 111-102 win as the hosts on Christmas Day snapped an 11 game Clippers win streak in the series.... Read More

NBA on Friday, 1-13-2017

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes in the City of Brotherly Love. The Charlotte Hornets try to reverse their fortunes as they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night. Charlotte lost their third straight and fifth in the last six with a 121-114 road defeat to the Rockets Tuesday night. Philadelphia won its second straight and fourth in five games by rallying for a 98-97 win over the Knicks Wednesday at home. Charlotte holds a 58-40 advantage in the all-time regular season series and has won the last six. That includes a 109-93 home win on November 2, 2016 in the first matchup this season.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes in the Midwest. The Miami Heat try to break through with a win in the final game of their road trip as they face the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night. Miami fell to 1-4 on this six game jaunt as they lost 107-95 at Golden State Tuesday night. Milwaukee snapped a two game slide with a 109-107 road win over San Antonio Tuesday. Miami holds a 62-40 edge in the all-time regular season series, including a 96-73 romp in the first matchup this season, which came at home on November 17, 2016.... Read More

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James Harden and the Houston Rockets will host the Memphis Grizzlies in a divisional battle Friday night from the Toyota Center.... Read More

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It’s a battle of Northwest Division foes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Oklahoma City Thunder, battling for the division lead, faces the basement dwelling Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night. Oklahoma City won their third straight by clipping the Grizzlies 103-95 at home Wednesday night. Minnesota won its second straight and snapped Houston’s nine game run with a 119-105 home win Wednesday night. Oklahoma City has dominated the regular season series by a 79-29 margin and has won 12 of the last 13 meetings. That includes the first two matchups this season, most recently a 112-100 home win on December 25, 2016.... Read More

NBA on Thursday, 1-12-2017

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes below the .500 mark trying to make a run in the playoff picture in the Big Apple. The Chicago Bulls are on the road as they face the New York Knicks Thursday night. Chicago lost their second straight with a 101-99 loss on the road to the Wizards Tuesday. New York was in action Wednesday night as they traveled to face the 76ers in an Atlantic Division matchup. Chicago holds a 118-102 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the Knicks took the last three. That includes a 117-104 win on the road in the first matchup this season on November 4, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a Western Conference matchup between teams at opposite ends of the standings down in the Lone Star State. The Los Angeles Lakers are on the road as they battle the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night. Los Angeles had a two game win streak halted with a 108-87 pasting at home by Portland Tuesday. San Antonio had won three straight and seven of eight before falling 109-107 at home to Milwaukee Tuesday. The Spurs hold an 84-77 advantage in the all-time regular season series and took the last six meetings. That includes a 116-107 road win in the first matchup this year on November 18, 2016. ... Read More