Tuesday Top NBA Picks
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Milwaukee Bucks (37-36) vs Charlotte Hornets (33-40)
Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.3 points on 56.9 percent shooting over the last three games. Hornets power forward Marvin Williams went 5-of-6 from 3-point range against the Bulls on Sunday after going 1-of-10 in the previous three contests.
Minnesota Timberwolves (28-44) vs Indiana Pacers (37-36)
Andrew Wiggins (23.1 points) is scoring 25.8 per game over the last five for the ‘Wolves, while big man Gorgui Dieng has contributed 13.5 in the past two. Pacers point guard Jeff Teague has lifted his level of play, averaging 20.8 points the last four contests and draining 12-of-21 from behind the arc in a five-game span.
Philadelphia 76ers (27-46) vs Brooklyn Nets (16-57)
Center Jahlil Okafor (knee) has missed three of the last four games for the 76ers and Richaun Holmes has benefited, scooping up those starts and recording two of his three double-doubles on the season. Guard Jeremy Lin’s return to health has been the primary catalyst in Brooklyn’s improved results, as the team is now 9-16 with him in the lineup and 7-41 without. Lin scored 19 points and handed out eight assists against Atlanta while swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson notched his sixth double-double with 11 points and 13 boards.
Phoenix Suns (22-52) vs Atlanta Hawks (37-36)
Phoenix Devin Booker is averaging 24.7 points with seven 20-point outings in March – including an historic 70 against Boston last Friday. The Hawks Dwight Howard recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds against the Nets for his 15th consecutive double-digit rebounding game.
Miami Heat (35-38) vs Detroit Pistons (34-40)
Miami fell 112-108 to Boston on Sunday despite center Hassan Whiteside delivering 19 points and 15 rebounds. Whiteside didn’t display any signs of the ankle injury he suffered Thursday as he posted his 15th consecutive double-double and 51st of the season. Center Andre Drummond is averaging 17.2 rebounds over the last six Pistons games, but his offensive production has been minimal. He averaged eight points in that span while missing all 10 of his free-throw attempts.
Golden State Warriors (59-14) vs Houston Rockets (51-22)
The Warriors needed someone to step up when Kevin Durant went down and are getting a strong run from veteran Andre Iguodala, who went 7-of-8 from the floor in a win over Memphis on Sunday. Houston’s supporting cast is stepping up around James Harden as well and four different players scored at least 22 points in Sunday’s 137-125 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lou Williams led the way with 31 points off the bench while burying 7-of-8 from long range, and Harden was impressed with the team’s intensity from start to finish.
Denver Nuggets (35-38) vs Portland Trail Blazers (35-38)
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard saw his streak of eight straight 25-point performances end with 22 points against the Lakers but is averaging 36.3 points against the Nuggets this season. Denver center Nikola Jokic scored eight points on 4-of-14 shooting versus after having 30 on 12-of-18 shooting against Indiana two nights earlier.
Washington Wizards (45-28) vs Los Angeles Lakers (21-52)
Washington has a 10-5 record in March and is aiming to continue the roll on a trip that includes a second game in Los Angeles on Wednesday against the Clippers and concludes with games against the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. Shooting guard Bradley Beal reached double digits in 31 consecutive games and scored 20 or more points 12 times in March for the Wizards. Los Angeles point guard Jordan Clarkson injured his right pinkie finger against the Trail Blazers on Sunday – halftime X-rays were negative – but was just 4-for-16 shooting for 10 points after establishing a career best of 35 points and eight 3-pointers in Friday’s 130-119 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.