Fantasy Basketball Monday Matchups
The NBA rundown examines Fantasy Basketball Monday matchups (Enter contest) to get you ready for your live drafts.
Kings vs 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers hope to have star center Joel Embiid back in the lineup for their matchup against the Sacramento Kings. It’s a game that was scheduled to take place on November 30th 2016, but failed to take place due to condensation on the floor at the Wells Fargo Center that was made for an unsafe environment. Now they set to play-out that confrontation and hopefully the rookie All-Star will suit-up. Embiid (knee) has missed four of the last five games including Sunday’s 121-108 loss in Chicago. He sneaked in a 32-point performance against Houston on Friday, and he didn’t make the trip to see his team fall to the Bulls.
Nets vs Heat
The Miami Heat are all of a sudden the hottest team in the NBA and are streaking up the standings in the Eastern Conference. The Heat will try to push their season-best winning streak to eight straight versus NBA-worst Brooklyn Nets.
Magic vs Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a great chance to continue their hot streak. Winners of seven of their last 10, the Timberwolves are approaching February with a legitimate shot at their first playoff berth since 2004, and Karl-Anthony Towns remains the biggest reason why.
Pistons vs Celtics
The Boston Celtics followed up a three-game slide with a three-game winning streak. The Pistons are trying to avoid their third straight loss after falling to the Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat in the last two contests.
Cavaliers vs Mavericks
The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be snapping out of a puzzling slump. They could go after their third consecutive victory against the Dallas Mavericks. The Cavaliers remained in control at the top of the Eastern Conference despite losing six of eight games earlier this month, but knocked off Oklahoma City 107-91 on Sunday with a solid effort on both ends of the floor.
Grizzlies vs Suns
The Memphis Grizzlies are having some trouble stringing together wins of late. The Grizzlies won consecutive games only once this month and have not taken three in a row since a six-game winning streak to open December.