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Preview Roundups
February 08, 2018
Atlanta at Orlando 7:00 PM ET
The battle to avoid last place in the Eastern Conference takes on a head-to-head feel when the Orlando Magic host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. The Hawks currently occupy the basement but are just a half-game back after winning two in a row.
New York at Toronto 7:30 PM ET
The New York Knicks are the latest NBA team forced to move on without its top talent as they begin life without Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday with a visit to the Toronto Raptors. Porzingis, an All-Star for the first time this season, suffered an ACL tear in his left knee during Tuesday's 103-89 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, casting a dark cloud over a team that has been sinking in the standings since around Christmas.
Boston at Washington 8:00 PM ET
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.
Charlotte at Portland 10:00 PM ET
The Portland Trail Blazers could not find their way on the road against a trio of Eastern Conference playoff contenders and limp home losers of three straight. The Trail Blazers will try to snap the slide when they open a stretch with three of four at home by hosting another East foe in the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday.
Dallas at Golden State 10:30 PM ET
The Golden State Warriors are looking worn down as the All-Star break approaches, and they've dropped three of their last four games. The Warriors will try to keep their cool and avoid a third straight setback when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM ET
The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped out of a four-game slide in impressive fashion with a 125-105 triumph at the NBA-best Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. The Thunder will try to make it back-to-back triumphs and get some revenge when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.