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Preview Roundups
March 03, 2018
Memphis at Orlando 7:00 PM ET
The Memphis Grizzlies attempt to end a season-worst 12-game losing streak when they visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday. The Grizzlies' woes continued with Friday's 108-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets while Orlando got a respite from its own struggles by notching a 115-106 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons to end a seven-game slide.
Denver at Cleveland 7:30 PM ET
After initially finding a rhythm following a roster overhaul, the Cleveland Cavaliers are riding a roller coaster of execution on both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers will try to bounce back from their latest dip in this inconsistent stretch when they host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
Detroit at Miami 7:30 PM ET
The race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference intensifies a bit when the Detroit Pistons visit the eighth-place Miami Heat on Saturday. The Heat are 2-1 on their current five-game homestand and enter this matchup holding a three-game lead over the ninth-place Pistons, who fell for the seventh time in nine games Friday night in Orlando.
Boston at Houston 8:30 PM ET
The Boston Celtics enjoyed a 16-game winning streak earlier this season and are riding a four-game streak as they get set to open a three-game road trip at the Western Conference-leading Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Rockets would love to see their winning streak reach 16 or more and are currently at 14 straight after dismantling the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio 9:00 PM ET
The San Antonio Spurs' entire season has been overshadowed by injuries, and All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge recently added his name to that list. Aldridge is considered doubtful for Saturday, when the Spurs host the Los Angeles Lakers.
Oklahoma City at Portland 10:00 PM ET
The Portland Trail Blazers seek to extend their season-best winning streak to six consecutive games when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. The run that has seen the Trail Blazers reach a season-best 10 games over .500 has placed the team in the midst of the battle for third place in Western Conference.
Utah at Sacramento 10:00 PM ET
The Utah Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the NBA and aim to record their 14th win in the past 16 games when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Utah's stellar stretch continued with Friday's 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves and it stands only two games behind the eighth-place Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.