NBA Daily: News, Recaps & Previewing December 13th's Games

Yesterday's eight-game NBA slate was highlighted by Kyrie Irving's game-winning three pointer in overtime which sent the Cleveland Cavs to a 110-107 road overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks. On the undercard, the San Antonio Spurs keep chugging along near the top of the Western Conference -- winning their ninth straight game, 109-99 over the Detroit Pistons in Motown.

With yesterday's action in the rear view mirror, here's a look at the ten games on tap tonight:

Atlanta Hawks (23-15) @ Charlotte Hornets (17-20) -- 7:00pm EST
The Hawks have dominated the Hornets in the paint in two victories this season. It's be up to Charlotte's perimeter shooters to offset Atlanta's advantage in the block.

Milwaukee Bucks (16-24) @ Washington Wizards (17-19) -- 7:00pm EST
The Wizards have won two in a row, but they've been snake-bitten at home. They'll look to avoid losing a fifth straight in DC when they take on the Bucks.

New York Knicks (20-20) @ Brooklyn Nets (10-28) -- 7:30pm EST
The Nets are reeling, giving the Knicks a perfect opportunity to climb over the .500 mark for the first time in two months.

Indiana Pacers (22-16) @ Boston Celtics (19-19) -- 8:00pm EST
The Celtics have slipped from East contender to fringe player thanks to a four-game losing streak. To snap that skid, they'll need to get the offense cooking against a Pacers team that is 19-3 when holding opponents under 100 points.

Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27) @ Houston Rockets (20-19) -- 8:00pm EST
The Rockets have climbed over .500 with a four-game winning streak, and they've got a fantastic shot to make it five against a TWolves team that's lost 11 of 12 and eight of nine on the road.

Dallas Mavericks (22-17) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12) -- 8:00pm EST
The Mavs faced LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in their overtime loss last night, and they've got another dynamic duo (Russell Westbrook/Kevin Durant) to content with in game #2 of a back-to-back.

Golden State Warriors (36-2) @ Denver Nuggets (14-24) -- 9:00pm EST
The Warriors are on pace to go 77-5 this season -- five games clear of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10) for the best regular-season record in NBA history. A win tonight would extend their current win streak to eight.

Utah Jazz (17-20) @ Portland Trail Blazers (16-24) -- 10:00pm EST
The Jazz haven't won three straight all season, but they can do just that if Rudy Gobert continues his dominance in the paint on Wednesday.

New Orleans Pelicans (11-26) @ Sacramento Kings (15-22) -- 10:00pm EST
Sacramento is currently two games behind Utah for the West's #8 seed, and this is a perfect time to gain some ground against a Pels squad that could be without Anthony Davis for a third straight game (bruised back).

Miami Heat (22-16) @ Los Angeles Clippers (25-13) -- 10:30pm EST
The Clippers have won nine straight, but Miami represents the first opponent on their current run with a winning record.

News & Notes:

Miami guard Goran Dragic will miss the rest of the team's road trip with a calf injury, per an official team annoucement.

Lakers trainers want Kobe Bryant to take a week or two of rest to recuperate from an Achilles problem, but head coach Byron Scott isn't buying into that just yet.

The Brooklyn Nets have reached out to Tom Thibodeau about taking over their head coaching role, per Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News.

Joakim Noah is unhappy with his current reserve role for the Chicago Bulls, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Washington Wizards big man Marcin Gortat remains hospitalized with a possible staph infection, reports J. Michael of CSN Washington.

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