The basketball world might be focused on the NCAA Tournament at the moment, but there is still plenty of NBA action to enjoy as we head towards the postseason. There were only five games on Sunday, headlined by the Golden State Warriors extending their home win streak to 53 straight games with a 117-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers behind 40 points from Klay Thompson and Draymond Green's 12th triple-double of the season. The Los Angeles Clippers also clinched a playoff spot with a 105-90 win over the Denver Nuggets.
There are 10 games on the slate today, so let's preview tonight's contests from across the Association.
What's On Tap:
Brooklyn Nets (21-51) @ Miami Heat (42-30) - 7:30 p.m. ET
Brooklyn is on a two game win streak after surprisingly beating the Cavs and Pacers in their last two outings, and now face a Heat team that have won three of their last four games.
Oklahoma City Thunder (51-22) @ Toronto Raptors (49-23) - 7:30 p.m. ET
OKC is on a seven-game win streak after beating the Spurs on Sunday, and the Raptors have also been hot, winning five of their last seven.
Atlanta Hawks (44-30) @ Chicago Bulls (36-36) - 8:00 p.m. ET, NBATV
The Hawks can clinch a playoff berth by winning tonight's game against a Bulls team that is reeling and have dropped out of the playoff picture, having lost three games in a row.
San Antonio Spurs (61-12) @ Memphis Grizzlies (41-32) - 8:00 p.m. ET
Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are all expected to miss their second-straight game for rest against a Grizzlies team that has lost six of their last eight games.
Phoenix Suns (20-53) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (24-49) - 8:00 p.m. ET
The Suns are playing better of late, going 3-4 over their last seven games, while the Timberwolves have won two of their last three games.
New York Knicks (30-44) @ New Orleans Pelicans (26-46) - 8:00 p.m. ET
New York was officially eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend, but they're looking to close the season with momentum, winning two of their last three games. New Orleans has lost 12 of their last 15 games.
Dallas Mavericks (35-38) @ Denver Nuggets (31-43) - 9:00 p.m. ET
The Mavs have lost 10 of their last 12 games and have fallen out of the Western Conference playoff picture, while the Nuggets have won two of their last three games.
Los Angeles Lakers (15-58) @ Utah Jazz (36-37) - 9:00 p.m. ET
The Jazz have jumped to seventh in the West after winning seven of their last nine games, and look to keep that spot in Kobe Bryant's last game in Utah.
Boston Celtics (43-30) @ Los Angeles Clippers (45-27) - 10:30 p.m. ET, NBATV
Boston is looking to match their season high with a fifth straight win tonight against a Clippers team that has lost three of their last five games.
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