Tip: New York Knicks (+10.5AH)Tip details
New York Knicks have finally managed to snap the 4 back-to-back losing streak with an easy 102-84 win over the Suns on Friday. Carmelo Anthony returned to the starting lineup and led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while Arron Afflalo had 17 points as the Knicks made light work of the shorthanded Suns who have been struggling mightily. With the win, New York improves to 23-26 on the season and 14-10 at home. Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors almost allowed one of the biggest upsets, after dominating the best part of the game against Philadelphia 76ers, but only managed a 105-108 victory in the last buzzer. Klay Thompson led the way with 32 points while Stephen Curry had 23 points. This is the second back-to-back road game for the Warriors and might be fatigued after last night’s thriller.
Tip: Houston Rockets (-3.5AH)Tip details
Tip: Cleveland Cavaliers (-4.5AH)Tip details
Tip: Memphis Grizzlies (-5AH)Tip details
Memphis Grizzlies took a 4th win in the last 5 games, this time against Orlando Magic with 108-102 in overtime. The Grizzlies are averaging 96.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 45 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 15 points and 5.9 assists. Furthermore, Memphis are 17-7 at home and have won 10 of their last 11 hostings. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Bucks can congratulate themselves with a hard fought 107-100 win over Orlando Magic and have won 3 of their last 5. The Bucks are averaging 98.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.9 points and four assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds. Milwaukee continue to struggle on the road and with consistency overall. The Grizzlies have been on a roll since adding Chalmers, and they have lost just one home game out of their last 11 tries.
Tip: Los Angeles Clippers (+3.5AH)Tip details
Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last six and were able to snap a two-game skid with a 119-105 blowout win at Denver on Monday. Paul Millsap led the way with 22 points, Al Horford added 18 points while Dennis Schroder had 15. With the win, Atlanta improves to 27-19 on the season and 12-12 on the road. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six games and are coming off a hard-fought 91-89 win at Indiana. With Blake Griffin still on the sidelines, Chris Paul once again lifted his game and led the way with 26 points and seven assists while JJ Redick added 19 points and Wesley Johnson had 15. With the win, Los Angeles improves to 29-16 on the season and 14-9 on the road. The Clippers have lost six in a row at Atlanta and maybe tonight they’ll manage to finally end this negative spel.
Tip: Sacramento Kings (+5.5AH)Tip details
Tip: Boston Celtics (+2.5AH)Tip details
In Monday night NBA action, the Boston Celtics will invade the Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards. The Celtics snuck into the playoffs as a number seven seed in the Eastern Conference a season ago and are positioned there once again. Boston has dropped six of their last ten games overall and are 5.5 games behind the first place Toronto Raptors in the Atlantic Division. On Friday night, Boston raced out to an 11 point first quarter lead and held on for a 110-101 home victory versus Chicago. Jared Sullinger scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the way for the Celtics. These teams rank in the middle of the pack on offense, but Boston holds a big advantage on defense, therefore we take the handicap points here.
Tip: Oklahoma City Thunder (-13.5AH)Tip details
Tip: Memphis Grizzlies (-2.5AH)Tip details
Tip: Houston Rockets (-3AH)Tip details