The worst and second-worst teams in the NBA meet tonight and Saturday for a back-to-back, two-game series. With Minnesota comfortably holding a 2.5-game lead over the Rockets for the worst record overall, these games are important to the tanking efforts. If Minny finds a way to lose both games, they are certainly headed towards that top spot. If the Rockets drop both, they can drag Minnesota up into the muck. And with Orlando trading away several good players, it appears that the Magic are also trying to enter the top 3 sweepstakes.
I’ll admit that it’s been depressing to write game previews with more of an eye on the tank than on the actual game.