With seven games on the slate tonight, I’ll be predicting a total of three of those games. Last night my record was 2-1 and my record dropped to 15-6; my winning percentage dropped from 72.2 to 71.4%. The Boston Celtics got their revenge on the Milwaukee Bucks from about a week ago as they won on the road. In a great ending, Blake Griffin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Trailblazers in Portland. Tonight, a pair of games featured on NBATV as the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first game. The second part of the doubleheader features the Washington Wizards traveling to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors. Let’s Get Started!!
We kick things off in Minnesota as the Timberwolves host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Oklahoma City Thunder just ended their 2-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers. The “Big 3” in Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are still trying to find their groove together. Minnesota beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City a few days ago when Andrew Wiggins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Can the Thunder avenge the previous loss? Minnesota is on a 2-game losing streak headed into this game with losses to Detroit and Indiana. I’m sure Minnesota will step it up and play a better game, but the Thunder will walk away with the win.
Thunder Win 114-111
We head to the Bay Area as the Washington Wizards visits the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The Wizards are coming off a disappointing performance against the Lakers in a loss. John Wall struggled mightily against the Lakers and he’ll be looking for redemption. Wall has stated that certain guys make him step his game up and Steph Curry is one of them, will he lead them to the win on the road? After starting the season with a 1-2 record, Golden State have won two games in a row. Golden State is trying to get back to what many believe them to be and that’s a dominant team. I’m riding with the Warriors in what should be a good game.
Warriors Win 117-113
The final game of the night will see the Toronto Raptors facing the Los Angeles Lakers. The road trip for the Raptors continues as they dropped their first two against the Spurs and Warriors. With that said, Toronto want to end this skid as they should be favorited against the Lakers. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry need to improve on their 38-point performance on 36 shots if they want to win this game. Will the Raptors end their skid? The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off an impressive OT win against a tough Washington Wizards team. While many are looking at Lonzo Ball, Blake Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. have been playing great. This should be a great game, but I think Toronto ends their losing streak.
Raptors Win 106-104
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