Several games are featured on Tuesday night in the NBA, with several exciting matchups scheduled. Here’s what fans can expect in tonight’s action on the hardwood:
Bulls Hope To End Free Fall In Miami
The Chicago Bulls will face the Miami Heat tonight in an Eastern Conference battle. Chicago is 11-18 and has fallen to 11th in the conference standings. They’ve lost four straight and eight of their last ten games. The Bulls also hope to avoid dropping their sixth straight game on the road. On Sunday, they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 150-126, which was the single-game scoring record for the home team.
The Heat have turned things around recently and are now back at the top of the Atlantic Division standings, tied with the Atlanta Hawks with a 16-15 record. They’ve won four straight games for the first time this season and seven of their previous ten games overall.
Miami returns home after an undefeated road trip and has won six of their previous eight away from home. In their last contest, they beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-101 on Saturday in Mexico City. The Heat have lost three of their previous four games in Miami.
The Heat continue to build momentum with the victory.
Warriors Continue Road Trip In New York
The Golden State Warriors seek their second straight road win against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight. On Sunday, the Warriors broke a six-game road losing streak with their victory over the Toronto Raptors 126-110.
They have lost five of their last seven games and will play their third game without Stephen Curry, who was lost for at least a month with a shoulder injury. Golden State is currently 11th in the Western Conference with a 15-16 record.
The Knicks come into tonight’s game as the hottest team in the NBA with seven straight wins. They’ve also won five in a row on the road. New York is now sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 17-13 record and is just five games behind the Milwaukee Bucks, who recently took over the conference lead from the Boston Celtics.
On Sunday, the Knicks rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 109-106 in a game that was back and forth all night. Jalen Brunson scored 30 points for New York to lead all scorers.
The Knicks win at home to keep the streak alive.
Grizzlies Hope To Stay Hot Versus Nuggets
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Denver to face the Nuggets for the first time this season in the Western Conference. Memphis is 19-10 on the season and leads the slumping New Orleans Pelicans by 1.5 games in the Southwest Division standings.
The Grizzlies have won nine of their last 11 games and had their seven-game win streak snapped on Saturday by Oklahoma City 115-109. The Thunder were shorthanded for this contest, but Memphis star Ja Morant got himself ejected before halftime for arguing with the referees.
The Nuggets have won four of their last five games since dropping three straight. They lead the Northwest Division with an 18-11 mark and are second in the Western Conference behind the Grizzlies.
After a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, Denver rebounded to get a 119-115 win against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, with Nikola Jokic posting a ridiculous stat line of 40 points, 27 rebounds, and ten assists. He joined Wilt Chamberlain as one of only two players to ever post those numbers in an NBA game.
Memphis resumes its winning ways with a close road victory.