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NBA Game of the Day: Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Monday, Apr. 16 Visitor Home Prediction
7:00 PM Atlanta Hawks Toronto Raptors Raptors
7:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Indiana Pacers Pacers
7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic 76ers
7:00 PM New Orleans Hornets Charlotte Bobcats Hornets
7:30 PM Miami Heat New Jersey Nets Heat
8:00 PM Denver Nuggets Houston Rockets Rockets
8:00 PM Washington Wizards Chicago Bulls Bulls
9:00 PM Dallas Mavericks Utah Jazz Jazz
10:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers Phoenix Suns Suns
10:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Clippers Thunder
10:30 PM San Antonio Spurs Golden State Warriors Spurs

The Houston Rockets will host the Denver Nuggets in today’s NBA Game of the Day.  This will be the fourth and final meeting between these teams this season.  Last night, the Nuggets won the first game of this home-and-home 101-86 and moved a game ahead of the eighth-place Rockets in the Western Conference standings.

To make sure that they remain within the top eight in the West, the Rockets need to win tonight’s game.  A Houston loss coupled with a Phoenix Suns victory over the Portland Trail Blazers would drop the Rockets down to ninth place.  Although Houston and Phoenix would have identical 32-29 records, the Suns would be the eighth-place team because they own the head-to-head tiebreaker (better conference record).

With a win, Denver would move two games ahead of Houston in the standings and clinch the tiebreaker should the Nuggets and Rockets finish the season with the same record.  A Nuggets win would also keep Denver within striking distance of the Dallas Mavericks for the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Miami Heat 93 New York Knicks 85 Knicks Heat
Dallas Mavericks 108 Los Angeles Lakers 112 Lakers Lakers
Orlando Magic 100 Cleveland Cavaliers 84 Magic Magic
Chicago Bulls 100 Detroit Pistons 94 Bulls Bulls
Portland Trail Blazers 103 Sacramento Kings 104 Trail Blazers Kings
Boston Celtics 94 Charlotte Bobcats 82 Bobcats Celtics
Toronto Raptors 102 Atlanta Hawks 86 Hawks Raptors
Memphis Grizzlies 75 New Orleans Hornets 88 Hornets Hornets
Houston Rockets 86 Denver Nuggets 101 Nuggets Nuggets

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 5-4
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 561-340

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