NBA on Monday, 3-20-2017

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It’s an inter-conference clash between a pair of playoff teams in the Midwest. The Utah Jazz conclude a four game road trip as they take on the Indiana Pacers Monday night. Utah fell to 1-2 on this trip with a 95-86 loss at Chicago Saturday night. Indiana was on the road as they faced the Raptors in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff teams Sunday evening. Utah holds a narrow 42-41 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and have won the last three. That includes a 109-100 home win in the first matchup this season on January 21.... Read More

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It’s a battle of Southeast Division foes meeting in Buzz City. The Atlanta Hawks are on the road as they battle the Charlotte Hornets Monday night. Atlanta lost its third straight as they were dropped 113-97 at home to Portland Saturday night. Charlotte snapped a three game skid of their own as they beat the Wizards 98-93 at home in another Southeast Division matchup Saturday night. Atlanta holds a 60-47 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams but Charlotte has won the last two contests. That includes a 107-99 road win in the last matchup between the teams on December 17, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes looking to pick up a win in the Sunshine State. The Philadelphia 76ers are on the road as they face the Orlando Magic Monday night. Philadelphia was at home as they hosted the Celtics in an Atlantic Division matchup Sunday afternoon. Orlando snapped a four game skid by beating the Suns 109-103 on the road Friday night. The Magic has a commanding 74-33 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Orlando has taken two of the three meetings this season but it was the 76ers recording a 112-111 win here in the last matchup between the teams on February 9. ... Read More

NBA on Sunday, 3-19-2017

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It’s an inter-conference tilt between teams on the outside looking in for the postseason meeting in the Big Apple. The Dallas Mavericks close a four game road trip as they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets Sunday afternoon. Dallas was clobbered 116-74 by Philadelphia Friday night for their third loss in four games. Brooklyn fell 98-95 at home to the Celtics Friday night as they fell for the fourth time in their last six. Dallas holds a 42-29 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and has taken the last three meetings. That includes a 105-96 home win in the first matchup this season on March 10.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes trying to improve their playoff positioning north of the border. The Indiana Pacers are on the road as they take on the Toronto Raptors Sunday evening. Indiana is coming off a 98-77 whipping of Charlotte at home Wednesday night. Toronto had lost three of four before rallying to down the Pistons 87-75 on the road Friday night. Indiana has a 45-33 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Toronto has won seven of the last eight meetings, including a 111-98 win here in the most recent matchup on April 8, 2016. The teams will meet three times in the next two plus weeks as the regular season winds down.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference matchup between a pair of teams chasing a playoff spot meeting down in South Beach. The Portland Trail Blazers close a five game road trip as they clash with the Miami Heat Sunday night. Portland was in action Saturday night in the Peach State as they faced the Hawks. Miami won for the 23rd time in 28 games as they knocked off Minnesota 123-105 at home Friday night. Portland holds a 36-20 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The Trail Blazers have won two straight, including a 99-92 home win in the first matchup this season on December 3, 2016.... Read More

NBA on Saturday, 3-18-2017

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It’s a matchup of Western Conference foes in different situations meeting in the Sooner State. The Sacramento Kings are on the road as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday afternoon. Sacramento has won two straight after an eight game skid as they knocked off Phoenix 107-101 on the road Wednesday. Oklahoma City won their fourth in a row with a 123-102 romp over Toronto on the road Thursday. The Thunder has a commanding 141-85 advantage in the all-time regular season series. The teams split two earlier meetings this season, with Oklahoma City taking a 122-118 road win in the last matchup on January 15.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference matchup between a pair of teams in different situations in the Windy City. The Northwest Division leading Utah Jazz continue a four game road trip as they take on the Chicago Bulls Saturday night. Utah dropped the second game of a back to back as they fell 91-83 to Cleveland Thursday night. Chicago was in action Friday night in the nation’s capital as they took on the Wizards. The Bulls hold a 51-46 advantage in the all-time regular season series and has taken the last two meetings. That includes an 85-77 road win in the first matchup of the season back on November 17, 2016.... Read More