Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):
|7:00 PM||Cleveland Cavaliers||Indiana Pacers||Pacers|
|7:30 PM||Milwaukee Bucks||Miami Heat||Heat|
|7:30 PM||Philadelphia 76ers||Brooklyn Nets||76ers|
|7:30 PM||Washington Wizards||New York Knicks||Knicks|
|8:00 PM||Toronto Raptors||Chicago Bulls||Bulls|
|8:00 PM||Phoenix Suns||Houston Rockets||Rockets|
|8:00 PM||Charlotte Bobcats||Memphis Grizzlies||Grizzlies|
|9:00 PM||Oklahoma City Thunder||Utah Jazz||Jazz|
|10:30 PM||Minnesota Timberwolves||Golden State Warriors||Timberwolves|
|10:30 PM||New Orleans Hornets||Los Angeles Lakers||Lakers|
The Utah Jazz will try to hold on to the eighth—and final—Western Conference playoff spot when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the fourth and final meeting between the Jazz and Thunder this season. The home team has won each of the three prior matchups and the Thunder lead the season series 2-1.
Utah is a half-game ahead of the ninth-place Los Angeles Lakers for the West’s final playoff spot. If the Jazz (41-37) want to ensure that they are still among the West’s top eight teams by the end of the evening, they need to win tonight’s game. If Utah loses to the Thunder and the Lakers get a home win over the New Orleans Hornets tonight, the Jazz would fall out of the top eight and would trail the Lakers by half a game.
Utah, who has won two straight against the Thunder at home, will try to keep an advantage over the Lakers by earning its 30th home win of the season and its eighth victory in its last nine outings
The Thunder, who trail the San Antonio Spurs for the West’s top spot by a single game, will try to close that gap to half a game with a victory tonight. Although Oklahoma City (56-21) would remain within striking distance of the Spurs with a win tonight, the Thunder (who trail the Spurs by a game in the loss column) would still need San Antonio to lose at least one of its five remaining games to have any chance at earning the West’s top playoff seed.
Oklahoma City, who has won 10 of its last 14 meetings with the Jazz, will try to keep some pressure on the Spurs by winning its season series with Utah for the fourth straight year.
|New York Knicks 125||Oklahoma City Thunder 120||Thunder||Knicks|
|Los Angeles Lakers 95||Los Angeles Clippers 109||Clippers||Clippers|
|Washington Wizards 96||Boston Celtics 107||Celtics||Celtics|
|Orlando Magic 85||Cleveland Cavaliers 91||Cavaliers||Cavaliers|
|Memphis Grizzlies 89||Sacramento Kings 87||Kings||Grizzlies|
|Chicago Bulls 85||Detroit Pistons 99||Bulls||Pistons|
|Utah Jazz 97||Golden State Warriors 90||Jazz||Jazz|
|New Orleans Hornets 95||Phoenix Suns 92||Suns||Hornets|
|Dallas Mavericks 96||Portland Trail Blazers 91||Mavericks||Mavericks|
Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 5-4
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 728-425