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NBA Game of the Day: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Tuesday, Apr. 17 Visitor Home Prediction
7:00 PM Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers 76ers
7:30 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Pistons
8:00 PM Boston Celtics New York Knicks Knicks
8:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies Minnesota Timberwolves Grizzlies
10:30 PM San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers Lakers

The Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs will visit the Los Angeles Lakers in today’s NBA Game of the Day.  This will be the second of three regular-season meetings between these two teams.  The Lakers won the first matchup, 98-84, behind a 30-rebound performance from Andrew Bynum.  Kobe Bryant did not play in that game and will likely miss tonight’s game as well as he continues to rest his inflamed left shin.

The Spurs lead the Oklahoma City Thunder by mere percentage points for the West’s top seed.  San Antonio has won three straight games since losing to Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 11.  To maintain their position atop the West, the Spurs will need to extend their winning streak.

Bryant has missed Los Angeles’ last five games.  Without the NBA’s leading scorer, the Lakers have gone 4-1.  If they can continue their stellar play over the final five games of the season, the Lakers will lock up the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Atlanta Hawks 109 Toronto Raptors 87 Raptors Hawks
Minnesota Timberwolves 88 Indiana Pacers 111 Pacers Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers 100 Orlando Magic 113 76ers Magic
New Orleans Hornets 75 Charlotte Bobcats 67 Hornets Hornets
Miami Heat 101 New Jersey Nets 98 Heat Heat
Denver Nuggets 105 Houston Rockets 102 Rockets Nuggets
Washington Wizards 87 Chicago Bulls 84 Bulls Wizards
Dallas Mavericks 121 Utah Jazz 123 Jazz Jazz
Portland Trail Blazers 107 Phoenix Suns 125 Suns Suns
Oklahoma City Thunder 77 Los Angeles Clippers 92 Thunder Clippers
San Antonio Spurs 120 Golden State Warriors 99 Spurs Spurs

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 6-5
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 567-345

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