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NBA Tips – Friday, February 28, 2020
76ERS VS KNICKS
Venue: Wells Fargo Center | Start: 11:00am AEDT
The Philadelphia 76ers return home Thursday night to take on the New York Knicks after two bad losses Wednesday night. The Sixers’ road woes continued in embarrassing fashion in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but their bigger concern was the loss of Joel Embiid to a left shoulder sprain. Embiid played just 8 minutes, leaving in the first quarter after colliding with Cavs center Ante Zizic. Embiid was fouled on the play and winced in pain as he missed both free throws. Embiid will undergo an MRI on Thursday. The Cavs would go on to a 108-94 win over Philly, outscoring the Sixers 52-36 in the paint. The Sixers were already without Ben Simmons, who is out indefinitely with a back injury. But now the Sixers return home, where they are a league-best 27-2. The Knicks are in the throes of a five-game losing streak, their latest loss a 107-101 setback to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The Knicks outshot the Hornets overall but the Hornets outscored the Knicks from the 3-point line, 30-12. The Sixers lead the season series 3-0, their most recent win a 90-87 win in Manhattan on Jan. 18. The Sixers have won just one road game since then.
Win: Philadelphia 76ers
Line: New York Knicks +8.5
Total Points: Under 212.5
THUNDER VS KINGS
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena | Start: 12:00pm AEDT
The Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder bring dueling winning streaks into their contest Thursday night at OKC. The Thunder enter with a four-game streak, dating to before the All-Star break. They’re coming off a hard-fought 124-122 win at Chicago on Tuesday night. They got the go-ahead dunk from Danilo Gallinari and a key defensive play from Dennis Schroder to fend off the Bulls and earn a ninth straight road win, a franchise record. The Kings have won three in a row and are off to a 2-0 start on this four-game road swing. They started the road trip by beating the Clippers in L.A. and are coming off a 112-94 dismantling of Golden State in San Francisco. They’re four games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the 8th spot in the West, and they play the Grizzlies next, on Friday. This is the third and final meeting between the teams this season; they split games in Sacramento in December and January. The Thunder lost by a point on Dec. 11 but then defeated the Kings, 120-100, on Jan. 29. Luguentz Dort hit five 3-pointers en route to 23 points and Schroder scored a game-high 24 for OKC. The Kings shot just 23.1 percent from the 3-point line.
Win: Oklahoma City Thunder
Line: Sacramento Kings +6.5
Total Points: Under 223.5
PACERS VS TRAIL BLAZERS
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse | Start: 12:00pm AEDT
The Portland Trail Blazers have work to do if they’re going to make the playoffs, and there are just so many games remaining to do it. They get their next chance Thursday night at Indiana to play the Pacers, a team they’ve defeated once already this season. The Blazers are 2.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the 8th spot in the Western Conference, and they have just 23 games remaining. The Blazers are still likely to be without Damian Lillard (groin) against the Pacers, though he reportedly will travel with the team on this road trip. Portland is coming off a 12-point loss to the Boston Celtics at home. C.J. McCollum and Carmelo Anthony combined to shoot 15-for-39 from the floor. Meanwhile, Jayson Tatum (36 points) connected for a career-high eight 3-pointers, one more than McCollum and Anthony combined. The Pacers have had an interesting past two games. They got waxed by 46 points at the hands of the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, and then clubbed the Charlotte Hornets by 39 points two nights later. The Pacers currently sit in 6th place in the East and are 1.5 games behind the Philadelphia 76ers for fifth.
Win: Indiana Pacers
Line: Portland Trail Blazers +9.5
Total Points: Under 217.5
WARRIORS VS LAKERS
Venue: Chase Center | Start: 2:30pm AEDT
Two teams looking forward to the weekend share the national spotlight Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors duel in San Francisco. The Lakers have won six in a row as they embark on a three-game trip that will conclude Sunday in a rematch with Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers thrilled their home fans, who were seeing Williamson in person for the first time Tuesday night, with LeBron James upstaging the rookie sensation with 40 points in a thoroughly entertaining, 118-109 win. Williamson went for 29 points, one more than he’d scored in his San Francisco Bay Area debut two nights earlier in a win over the Warriors. Golden State followed that defeat with another, its seventh straight, 112-94, on Tuesday night to Sacramento amid talk that Stephen Curry would be returning from his broken hand Sunday against Washington. Curry hasn’t played since the fourth game of the season in October. When he rejoins the club, Curry will team for the first time with Andrew Wiggins, who has struggled in his new teammate’s absence the last two games, totaling 24 points on 9-for-30 shooting. A Lakers win would clinch their first season-series victory over Golden State since 2013.
Win: LA Lakers
Line: Golden State Warriors +13.5
Total Points: Under 225.5