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Preview Roundups
February 05, 2018
Portland at Detroit 7:00 PM ET
The Blake Griffin era is off to a rousing start for the Detroit Pistons, who seek their fourth consecutive win and third in a row with the star power forward in the lineup when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Griffin hit a big 3-pointer late in the 111-107 win over Miami on Saturday as Detroit matched its longest winning streak since a five-game run to open November.
Washington at Indiana 7:00 PM ET
The Washington Wizards are not having any trouble adjusting to life without All-Star point guard John Wall and are averaging 117 points in four wins since he went down with a knee injury. The Wizards will try to make it five in a row when they continue a three-game trip by visiting the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Orlando at Miami 7:30 PM ET
The Miami Heat will try to recover from a rocky road trip when they begin three straight on South Beach against the visiting Orlando Magic on Monday. After opening a four-game trip with a win at Dallas, the Heat dropped three in a row by a total of 12 points, the latest a 111-107 setback at Detroit on Saturday.
Utah at New Orleans 8:00 PM ET
There might not be a hotter team in the NBA right now than the Utah Jazz, who are riding a five-game winning streak that includes victories over Golden State and at Toronto and San Antonio. The Jazz will try to keep streaking when they continue a four-game road trip by visiting the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Charlotte at Denver 9:00 PM ET
The Denver Nuggets will try to complete a perfect three-game homestand when they host the streaking Charlotte Hornets on Monday. The Nuggets averaged 121 points in wins over Oklahoma City and NBA-leading Golden State, which gave them a 20-7 record at home - including 14-3 against their own conference.
Chicago at Sacramento 10:00 PM ET
The Chicago Bulls traded away Nikola Mirotic last week to signal an even sharper turn toward a rebuild, but that doesn't mean they've started tanking. The Bulls will try to snap out of a six-game skid when they visit the Western Conference-worst Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Dallas at L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM ET
Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley were both solid in their team debuts for the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, giving the team reason to believe it can still contend for a playoff spot after trading away franchise cornerstone Blake Griffin. Harris and Bradley will try to move to 2-0 with their new team when the Clippers host the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.