Several games are featured in the NBA schedule on Tuesday night, including a few exciting interconference matchups. Here’s what fans can look forward to in tonight’s matchups.
Kings Continue Road Trip In Philly
The Sacramento Kings continue their six-game road trip tonight as they face the Philadelphia 76ers, who go for their sixth straight win at home. They’ve lost two of three games on this current east coast swing, their most recent coming against the New York Knicks 112-99 on Sunday. The Kings are 14-11 this season and are one game behind the Phoenix Suns in the Pacific Division standings.
Philadelphia has a 14-12 record and is still in pursuit of the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings and trails them by six games. The Sixers have won two straight, including their last game on Sunday, 131-113, over the Charlotte Hornets.
Joel Embiid scored 53 points and had 11 rebounds in the win. It was the center’s second 50-point performance this season after scoring a league-high 59 against the Utah Jazz on November 13.
The Sixers win to extend their home streak.
Warriors Seek 2nd Straight In Milwaukee
The Golden State Warriors visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night as they begin a six-game road trip. The Warriors are fourth in the Pacific Division with a 14-13 record and one game behind the Phoenix Suns in the standings.
They’re coming into this game after their biggest win of the season over the Boston Celtics 123-107. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 66 points in the victory.
The Bucks had their four-game road winning streak ended by the Houston Rockets 97-92 on Sunday night. They’ve won eight of their last eleven games, and their 19-7 record has them second in the Eastern Conference, just one game behind the Celtics. Milwaukee could be without starters Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, who are both listed as probable for this matchup with injuries. The Bucks hold one of the best home records in the east, with a 12-3 mark.
Milwaukee wins to hand the Warriors their third straight road loss.
Celtics Wrap Up Road Trip In LA
The Boston Celtics have reached the final stop on their six-game road trip and will face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at Crypto.com Arena. The Celtics are 3-2 on this current road swing but have lost two straight.
Last night, they lost to the Clippers in this same arena 113-93. Boston had 15 turnovers and shot 23.1% from three-point range and 43.4% overall in the loss. They now lead the Eastern Conference standings by one game over the Bucks with a 21-7 record. The Celtics will have to figure out how to guard Anthony Davis without Al Horford or Robert Williams III in the lineup tonight.
The Lakers are 11-15 this season and 12th in the Western Conference, with seven games separating them and the New Orleans Pelicans at the top of the standings. They are still below .500 with a 6-6 record at home, where they seek their second straight win.
Los Angeles broke a three-game losing streak on the road with their 124-117 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Los Angeles and Detroit are the only two NBA teams without a win in their division. LeBron James had 35 points, and Davis added 34 points and 15 rebounds to lead all scorers.
The Lakers get a close win on their home floor.