There are four NBA games on Tuesday night but all four are interesting. You have the Warriors playing without Stephen Curry, the Knicks trying to keep their season alive, and the Nuggets trying to avoid the play-in tournament.
The Warriors blew out the Magic 126-95 in December as Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Andrew Wiggins added 28.
Golden State is still missing Curry with a foot injury, which may keep him out the rest of the season. Curry was injured against the Celtics, who proceeded to blow out the Warriors. Golden State then lost at home to San Antonio on a last second shot.
Orlando had lost three straight games including a 150-108 drubbing against the Nets, but rebounded with a 90-85 win over Oklahoma City as Wendell Carter Jr. had 30 points and 16 rebounds.
This Warriors team without Steph is still competitive but they shouldn’t be 8 point favorites against anyone. The Magic are the lock of the night.
It’s very simple: Last year the Knicks were good but couldn’t beat the Hawks. This year they are bad, but they can’t lose to the Hawks.
New York beat Atlanta on the road in November, at home in December, and on the road again in January, all by at least 9 points.
The Knicks are chasing Atlanta for the final spot in the Eastern conference play-in tournament, and, being five games behind, so a loss today would essentially end New York’s season. The money here says the Knicks complete the sweep.
The Clippers are reeling having lost three straight games and six of their last eight. Denver is struggling recently, as well, losing their last two and four of their last six.
Denver is facing a furious charge from Minnesota for the sixth seed in the Western conference playoffs. The Clippers are almost certain to be locked into the eighth spot and will play the loser of the Minnesota-Denver race.
The three games these teams have played this season have been decided by 1, 2, and 3 points. The line is just way too high here. Take the Clippers.