There’s plenty of NBA action tonight, but almost everyone will want to see what LeBron James can do. He’s close to setting an NBA record, and could achieve it tonight.
LeBron Looking For A Big Night
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar owns the current record with 38,387 points. He had a tremendous career with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, which is why he is still considered one of the greatest athletes of all time.
However, LeBron James is just 36 points away from surpassing that record. Averaging 30 points per game, he is likely to achieve another career milestone as his Lakers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
This is going to be a battle – the Thunder have Josh Giddey and the Lakers have Anthony Davis. LeBron is going to get his record in front of a crowd willing to pay upwards of $75K a seat, but it comes at the expense of a loss.
The Knicks Don’t Need Much Magic
The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic meet for the second time this season tonight. The Knicks took the first meeting 115-102, a home game, and it’s now time to do battle in Florida.
The Knicks come from defeating the Philadelphia 76ers at home last Sunday by a score of 108-97. Orlando, on the other hand, enters the game after defeating the Charlotte Hornets 119-113 away from home.
The Knicks have a 29-26 record, rank fourth in the Atlantic. Orlando is 22-32, sitting 13th in the Eastern Conference.
Orlando has been playing well lately, but the Magic have been more dysfunctional than New York. The Knicks are a bit off the beat, but their solid performances against potential playoff contenders give them a slight edge going into this game.
Aside from being on the road and RJ Barrett’s questionable status, the Knicks are better than the Magic. They’ll pull off another victory tonight and improve their record.
Grizzlies Get Some Help
Second in the overall Western Conference standings, the Memphis Grizzlies haven’t had a very good time in recent games. Of the last 10, they lost eight, which includes a three-game losing streak. Something is not working as expected – in seven of their last nine games, they have scored just 116.2 points per game.
Another factor that the Grizzlies team is considering is the offensive rebounds allowed. At 11.1, it’s one of the highest averages in the league. The Chicago Bulls will that that into account when these two meet tonight.
The Bulls are coming off three wins in a row, but the Grizzlies are reportedly going to see the return of Ja Morant. However, they’re still going to miss Steve Adams, who has been out in the last eight games due to a sprained ligament in his right knee.
Tonight won’t likely go the way the Bulls hope. The Grizzlies have a chance to recover and Morant is going to help them do it.