Our nightly look ahead to the schedule with a couple of notes and story lines so you can plan out your NBA viewing. All Times Eastern.
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7:00 LA Clippers @ Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have hit a bit of a funk lately (six losses in last eight games), but they’re getting some help in Leandro Barbosa, whom they acquired in the most underrated of the deadline day trades. Barbosa is a good scorer who should help the Pacers off the bench.
The Clippers have come back down to earth too, floating along at about a .500 pace for a few weeks. The teams have contrasting styles, but they they also have the potential to put up lots of points. The scoreboard might be in for a workout in this one.
Couple of notes:
- The Los Angeles Clippers draw the third highest crowds on the road (18,991 avg) trailing the Miami Heat and LA Lakers.
- A winning record at home (13-6 currently. 14 home games remaining) would be the Pacers 23rd straight season with a winning home record, the longest streak in the NBA.
Other story lines for tonight:
7:30 Toronto-New York: The Knicks go for their fourth win in a row under Mike Woodson.
7:30 Phoenix-Miami (NBA TV): The Suns are on a season-high four game winning streak, but Miami has won 14 straight at home.
8:00 LA Lakers-Houston: The Ramon Sessions era begins in La-La land.
9:00 Oklahoma City-Utah: The Jazz look for their sixth straight win at home, which would avoid a sixth straight loss to the Thunder.
10:00 Memphis-Sacramento: Memphis has split the two games since Zach Randolph’s return
10:00 Milwaukee-Portland: The Bucks try to extend a current NBA-high five game winning streak.
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