The best basketball in the world continues with great matchups this weekend. One of the few outstanding news bits of the week in the NBA was the jump of the Bucks to the top of the Eastern Conference. For this reason, one of the most interesting duels to watch will be the one in which Milwaukee takes on the dangerous 76ers on Saturday.
In addition, in the West, there will be a new clash between the most regulars in that conference. Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets will face Ja Morant’s enraged Grizzlies. In addition, after a recent heart-stopping face-off, the LA Clippers will go in as favorites to try to close the gap against the Sacramento Kings.
The most interesting action of the first week of March in the NBA will be concentrated on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March. During the first date, one of the most attractive games will be the second clash between the Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets in less than a week. In the previous round, Memphis prevailed, but Denver remained at the top of the West thanks to its large advantage in the standings.
Grizzlies Meet The Nuggets
This is one of the most intense rivalries in recent weeks in the Western Conference. These teams met last week, with Memphis winning an 11-94 showdown. In addition, the Grizzlies also defeated the Lakers last Tuesday by a hefty 121-109, extending their consecutive victories to two.
Denver comes from playing and winning a couple of games after its fall in Memphis. In those duels, the Nuggets beat the LA Clippers 134-124 in overtime and did the same against the Houston Rockets by an overwhelming 133-112. For those two hits and for having a 28-4 home record, the Nuggets will be clear favorites to beat Memphis at Ball Arena.
Jokic is by far the leading player for the Nuggets. He’s averaging 24.6 points per game, 11.7 rebounds and 10 assists per game. With the Grizzlies missing Steven Adams due to his knee injury, Denver gets a boost. In addition, the Grizzlies have a pretty poor record in their road games this season (11-18).
Back the Nuggets to win.
Clippers Face The Kings
The Clippers and the Sacramento Kings will be playing the fourth game of their series tonight. The game will be at the Golden 1 Center and promises action to the limit. This duel of Californian rivals had a heart-stopping end last Saturday, as the victory went to the Kings in the second overtime with a 176-175 on the Clippers’ court.
However, according to the different betting operators, the Clippers could have a success rate of more than 60% this time around. Still, don’t forget that the Kings had four straight wins as of Wednesday, while LA had lost three games in a row.
Between the Kings and Clippers, there is a difference of three victories. In addition, Sacramento is third in the West, while the Clippers are sixth. Domantas Sabonis leads the Sacramento Kings and the entire NBA in rebounds per game with 12.4.
The Clippers haven’t had much success on the road this season, but could turn things around tonight. After dropping three games, they’re due for a break.
The Ultimate Matchup
There is no doubt that the most attractive battle this weekend will be Philadelphia against Milwaukee. Between these teams, there is a gap of 4.5 games in the hot zone of the East. However, it will be a clash to the death in which both teams will meet face-to-face for the third time this season. They each have a win, and it’s time to settle the score.
However, especially after beating the Brooklyn Nets last Tuesday, extending their winning streak to 15 and taking the lead in the East, the Bucks will be strong candidates to beat the Sixers. Philadelphia had not been able to recover from their defeat last week against the Celtics, later falling at home against the Miami Heat. Thus, the probability of victory for the Bucks is at 66%.
This game will be a face-off between two of the best scorers in the entire NBA, Joel Embiid, with 33 points per game, and Giannis Antetokounmpo and his 31.3. The Bucks are averaging 114.9 points and 111.1 points allowed per game.
The Sixers have a discreet record of 15 wins and 11 losses in their road games during the season. While Milwaukee is 26-5 at home. This is a game all fans should catch, but the Bucks take care of business.