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.
|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