Preview Roundups
February 10, 2018
New Orleans at Brooklyn 6:00 PM ET
Even after they were given some unexpected additional rest, the New Orleans Pelicans remained caught in a tailspin without DeMarcus Cousins. They will try to snap a three-game slide - tied for their longest this season - with a visit to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
Milwaukee at Orlando 7:00 PM ET
Now that they've finished their one-sided season series with Miami, the Milwaukee Bucks can try to return to their winning ways when they wrap up a four-game road trip at the Orlando Magic on Saturday. The Bucks fell 91-85 at Miami on Friday to fall to 0-3 against the Heat since the middle of January, compared to 8-2 against all other opponents during that stretch.
L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET
A tender right ankle didn't prevent All-Star center Joel Embiid from another dominating performance but there is the usual suspense regarding his availability for Saturday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. Embiid has played on back-to-back nights only once in his NBA career and a decision on whether he plays against the Clippers after starring against New Orleans on Friday will be made Saturday afternoon.
Washington at Chicago 8:00 PM ET
The Washington Wizards haven't dropped three straight games all season and they look to keep that factoid intact when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Washington lost 110-104 in overtime to the Boston Celtics on Thursday - the ninth time the Wizards have lost consecutive games this season.
L.A. Lakers at Dallas 8:30 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the bigger participants in the trade deadline dealings on Thursday, bringing in veterans Channing Frye and Isaiah Thomas from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers hope to have the two in uniform when they try to extend their winning streak to five straight at the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
San Antonio at Golden State 8:30 PM ET
The Golden State Warriors still can't seem to keep their cool, but at least they're back in the win column. The Warriors will again attempt to keep their emotions in check when they host the San Antonio Spurs in a key Western Conference battle on Saturday.
Denver at Phoenix 9:00 PM ET
The Phoenix Suns look to bounce back from a 48-point setback for the second time this season when they host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. The Suns were obliterated 129-81 by the San Antonio Suns on Wednesday and the 48-point margin equaled the worst loss in franchise history, set in this season's opener against the Portland Trail Blazers.