Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):
|8:00 PM||Miami Heat||San Antonio Spurs||Spurs|
|9:00 PM||Oklahoma City Thunder||Phoenix Suns||Thunder|
|10:30 PM||Los Angeles Clippers||Los Angeles Lakers||Clippers|
The San Antonio Spurs (44-16) will try to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat (43-15) in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the second and final regular-season meeting between last season’s NBA finalists. The Heat won the first matchup, 113-101, in Miami on January 26.
That was San Antonio’s fifth consecutive regular-season loss to the Heat. The Spurs, who have not earned a regular-season win over the Heat since a 125-95 home win on March 4, 2011, lost those five games by an average of 14.2 points. San Antonio will have to put a halt to its losing streak to the Heat if it wants to extend its overall winning streak—and its home winning streak—to five games.
The Heat had their eight-game winning streak snapped in their last outing, a 106-103 road loss to the Houston Rockets Tuesday night. That was just Miami’s fifth loss to a Western Conference opponent this season. The Heat will have to extend their regular-season winning streak over the Spurs to six games if they want to avoid losing two consecutive games to the West for the first time this season.
The Heat and Spurs both come into this matchup in second place in their respective conferences. In fact, they are both one and a half games behind their conference leaders—the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively, who are each 46-15 and currently tied for the best record in the NBA.
|Houston Rockets 101||Orlando Magic 89||Magic||Rockets|
|Utah Jazz 91||Washington Wizards 104||Wizards||Wizards|
|Indiana Pacers 87||Charlotte Bobcats 109||Pacers||Bobcats|
|Memphis Grizzlies 94||Brooklyn Nets 103||Nets||Nets|
|Golden State Warriors 108||Boston Celtics 88||Celtics||Warriors|
|Chicago Bulls 105||Detroit Pistons 94||Pistons||Bulls|
|New York Knicks 118||Minnesota Timberwolves 106||Timberwolves||Knicks|
|Sacramento Kings 116||Milwaukee Bucks 102||Bucks||Kings|
|Dallas Mavericks 110||Denver Nuggets 115||Mavericks||Nuggets|
|Atlanta Hawks 78||Portland Trail Blazers 102||Trail Blazers||Trail Blazers|
Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 3-7
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 554-357