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Preview Roundups
February 09, 2018
L.A. Clippers at Detroit 7:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons pulled off the first blockbuster deal ahead of the NBA's trade deadline when star power forward Blake Griffin moved east late last month. Griffin will get a chance to show his old team just how much fun he's having with his new one when the Pistons host the Clippers on Friday.
New Orleans at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET
The Philadelphia 76ers are winners of seven in a row in their home arena and will try to keep the spirits in town high when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Philadelphia, which held a parade on Thursday for the Super Bowl champion Eagles, is looking to get another team into the playoffs and the 76ers are climbing the standings in the Eastern Conference.
Cleveland at Atlanta 7:30 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers revamped their roster at Thursday's trading deadline by sending away six players and adding four in a wild spree that follows a 7-13 stretch. The Cavaliers hope some of the new pieces are cleared to play before filing their lineup for Friday's road game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Indiana at Boston 7:30 PM ET
The Boston Celtics held onto the top spot in the Eastern Conference with an overtime win in Washington on Thursday. They now begin a three-game homestand leading up to the All-Star break, beginning with a visit from the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
Milwaukee at Miami 8:00 PM ET
In the midst of their longest losing streak of the season, the Miami Heat have brought back the one man most synonymous with the success of the franchise. After trading for veteran Dwyane Wade prior to Thursday's trade deadline, the Heat will try to snap their ill-timed five-game slide when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
Denver at Houston 8:00 PM ET
The Houston Rockets just finished a perfect 4-0 road trip and are winners of six straight and 10 of 11 as they close in on the All-Star break. The Rockets will play three of their four games before the break at home, beginning with a visit from the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
Charlotte at Utah 9:00 PM ET
The Utah Jazz own the NBA's longest active winning streak at seven games but that didn't stop the franchise from making revisions at Thursday's trading deadline. The Jazz made a move to shore up their defense by acquiring forward Jae Crowder and hope he will be cleared to play prior to Friday's home game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Minnesota at Chicago 9:30 PM ET
Chicago Bulls fans will get to welcome back some familiar faces when Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and the Minnesota Timberwolves visit on Friday. The Bulls signaled their intention to rebuild by trading Butler to the Timberwolves over the summer and are struggling of late with losses in seven straight.
Portland at Sacramento 10:30 PM ET
The Portland Trail Blazers have ended a tough slide following a strong stretch and aim to notch another victory when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Portland finished January by winning seven of eight games but then suffered through an 0-3 road trip before dispatching the Charlotte Hornets 109-103 in overtime Thursday.