Monday, January 12, 2009

NBA Monday Preview

There are six games tonight but there are no marquee games to watch.

Portland travels to Chicago to take on the Bulls. The Bulls will be seeking revenge as they lost by 42 points to Portland in a game in November. This will be the first game of a four game road trip for the Blazers.

They will also face the 76ers, Nets, and Bobcats on the road trip. The Bulls will go on a short road trip after this game. Tonight's game will be the last game of a five-game homestand.

The Pacers will take on the Jazz tonight in Utah to close out their five-game road trip. The Pacers only have won one game on this Western road swing. They lost last night to the Warriors in Oakland 120-117. Danny Granger had 42 points in the loss.

The Pacers offense got a boost with Mike Dunleavy returning on this road trip. He will help out with his shooting, scoring, and passing abilities.

The Jazz will be on the road the rest of the week after tonight's home game. They have won all three of their games on this homestand.

The Knicks end their four game road trip tonight in New Orleans. After upsetting Boston at home, the Knicks have not won a game since. They have scored less than 100 points in their last three games.

The Hornets are only a half game behind the Spurs in the Southwest Division.

Toronto and Boston finish off their home and home series tonight in Boston. The Celtics stopped their losing streak yesterday afternoon by defeating the Raptors 94-88 in Toronto. Ray Allen had 36 points in the victory for the Celtics.

The Celtics are 18-2 at home.

The Bucks head to the nation's capital tonight to take on the Wizards. The Wizards are one of the worst teams in the NBA with a 7-29 record.

The Bucks are coming off a tough two point defeat to the Timberwolves and the Wizards have lost four straight since upsetting the Cavs at home.

New Jersey will try to get back to the .500 mark tonight when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are only 2-16 on the road but they did defeat the Bulls in Chicago in their last game.

The Nets are only 8-12 at home.

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