On Tuesday, there are several games on tap in the NBA as the league reaches the home stretch. Many teams are still fighting for playoff position, and tonight won’t be any different.
Hawks Look To Improve Road Record In Boston
In an Eastern Conference battle, the Atlanta Hawks go to Boston to face the surging Celtics. In their last ten games, the Hawks are just 5-5 and are tied with Charlotte in the Southeast Division standings, eleven games behind the Miami Heat. They will be bringing their 11-18 road record to town against a team that has completely turned around their season in the last month.
The Celtics have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA for the last several weeks. Since their previous two-game losing streak ended back on January 21, the team is 13-3 and has taken over second place in the Atlantic Division standings. They now trail first-place Philadelphia by 2.5 games after Sunday’s 21-point loss at Indiana.
The Celtics will rebound against Atlanta at home tonight to take the victory.
Nets Seek To Avenge Blowout Loss
Brooklyn and Toronto will meet for the second night in a row, with the Raptors hosting this matchup. Toronto completely dismantled the Nets on Monday night 133-97, as Scottie Barnes made his first eleven shots and finished with 28 points for the Raptors. He also dominated the glass, pulling down 16 rebounds. Toronto is now 2-4 in their last six games and is third in the Atlantic Division standings.
Brooklyn is still awaiting the debut of recently acquired point guard Ben Simmons, who is sidelined with a back injury and has not yet been OK’d to practice with the team. The Nets are 3-14 in their last 17 games and have fallen to fourth in the Atlantic Division, six games behind the Sixers. The only good news for this upcoming matchup is that Kyrie Irving will be available to play in this rematch on the road in Toronto.
After playing eight of their last nine games on the road, Toronto will get their second straight victory against the Nets at home tonight.
Mavs to Face Slumping Lakers
In our final NBA pick today, the Dallas Mavericks are hoping to become the third straight team to beat the Lakers on their home floor when they visit Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday night. Los Angeles is 3-9 in their last 12 games and has fallen to 21.5 games behind the first-place Phoenix Suns in the Pacific Division. They are also ninth in the Western Conference, just 2.5 games ahead of the Pelicans, who beat them at home 123-95 on Sunday. Unfortunately, the team seems as if they are out of answers and don’t have any chance to contend for their second NBA title in the last three seasons.
Dallas is coming into Los Angeles after beating the Warriors 107-101 on Sunday. They trailed by 14 at the start of the fourth quarter and outscored Golden State 33-13 in that final period. Luka Doncic led all scorers with 34 points and 11 rebounds. However, he came up just short of a triple-double, adding nine turnovers. The Mavs will be going for their eighth win in the last ten games tonight in LA.
Dallas will get another road win against a severely struggling Lakers squad.