NBA Game of the Week Preview: Celtics at Wizards

February 7, 2018

Celtics at Wizards The Boston Celtics will try to bounce back from a rare blowout loss when they finish off a quick two-game road trip at the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Following four consecutive victories, the Celtics fell 111-91 at Toronto on Tuesday to see their lead in the Eastern Conference shrink to one game over the Raptors. Kyrie Irving returned from a quad injury to score 17 points in…

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NBA Preview: Thunder at Nuggets

February 1, 2018

Thunder at Nuggets The Oklahoma City Thunder had an eight-game losing streak come to an end with a 102-96 loss at the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, falling to 1-1 since losing defensive ace Andre Roberson for the remainder of the season. The Thunder will try to get back in the win column when the road trip skips west with a visit to the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City was solid on…

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NBA Preview: Rockets at Spurs

February 1, 2018

Rockets at Spurs James Harden is coming for his first NBA MVP Award, and he’s not being subtle about it. Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point triple-double in a win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and will try to follow that up against a tougher opponent when the Rockets visit the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. “It’s a good feeling, I guess,” Harden…

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NBA Preview: Mavericks at Suns

January 31, 2018

Mavericks at Suns Two teams looking to snap lengthy slides will square off when the Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Suns are returning home after watching their losing streak hit five straight with setbacks at Houston and Memphis while the Mavericks are kicking off a four-game road trip and trying to end a four-game slide. Dallas is fighting through a series of slow starts and has…

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NBA Preview: Knicks at Celtics

January 31, 2018

Knicks at Celtics The Boston Celtics return home from an uneven road trip to try to snap a three-game home losing streak when they host the New York Knicks on Wednesday. A 111-110 win at Denver on Monday allowed the Celtics to finish the trip with a 2-2 record and a one-game lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference. Jaylen Brown hit a big 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left and…

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NBA Preview: Cavaliers at Pistons

January 30, 2018

Cavaliers at Pistons The Detroit Pistons are mired in an eight-game losing streak and shook things up in a big way by acquiring Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unknown whether or not Griffin will make his club debut in Tuesday’s home against the Cleveland Cavaliers but the Pistons will be counting on the five-time All-Star to help spring a turnaround. Griffin, who is in the first…

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CBB Preview: Notre Dame at Duke

January 29, 2018

Notre Dame at Duke Fourth-ranked Duke won’t have too long to think about its first home loss in ACC play this season as injury-plagued Notre Dame pays a visit Monday night for another league battle. The Blue Devils trailed by 10 at halftime and a rally fell short in the 65-63 home loss to second-ranked Virginia on Saturday, ending their streak of 80 or more points at 16 straight games….

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NBA Preview: Wizards at Thunder

January 25, 2018

Wizards at Thunder A pair of newly minted All-Star point guards will square off when Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder host John Wall and the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Both Wall and Westbrook were named All-Star reserves when the rosters were announced on Tuesday. Westbrook celebrated his All-Star selection by scoring 32 points to lead the Thunder to a fifth straight win, 109-108 over Brooklyn on Tuesday, but…

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NBA Preview: Celtics at Clippers

January 24, 2018

Celtics at Clippers The Boston Celtics have lost a season-worst four straight games and they look to break out of their sudden funk when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Boston opened a four-game road excursion with Tuesday’s 108-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, which followed up Sunday’s stunning 103-95 home loss to the Orlando Magic, a squad now tied for the worst record in the NBA….

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NBA Preview: Rockets at Mavericks

January 24, 2018

Rockets at Mavericks James Harden and Chris Paul are both healthy, and the Houston Rockets are rolling again. The Rockets will try to push their latest winning streak to four in a row when they open a two-game road trip at the in-state rival Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Houston swept its three-game homestand by knocking of three playoff teams, capped by a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday…

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NBA Preview: Celtics at Lakers

January 23, 2018

Celtics at Lakers The Boston Celtics carry their longest losing streak of the season into a challenging four-game road trip, beginning with a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Celtics dropped all three games of their recent homestand, including the finale to an Orlando Magic squad that had lost 17 of its previous 19. “I felt like they were shooting layups for the most part during tonight,…

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NBA Preview: Cavaliers at Spurs

January 23, 2018

Cavaliers at Spurs The Cleveland Cavaliers are spiraling in the wrong direction with nine losses in 12 games and attempt to shake out of their doldrums when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. The Cavaliers were blasted 148-124 by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday and the points allowed matched the worst in franchise history in a regulation game. Cleveland has lost by margins of 34, 28 and…

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NBA Preview: 76ers at Celtics

January 18, 2018

76ers at Celtics The Philadelphia 76ers will try to stay hot against the only team they have lost to over the last three weeks when they visit the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The rivals met in London a week ago and the Celtics rallied for a 114-103 win, but both teams returned home and had very different results once they resumed action. The Sixers won for the fifth time in…

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