Thursday's four-game slate of NBA action provided two extremely close games as the Chicago Bulls knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers 83-80 and the Sacramento Kings beat the New York Knicks 99-97. Kevin Durant also recorded a triple-double in leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
We've got a full schedule on Friday with 11 games, so let's get to previewing the night ahead.
Miami Heat (12-8) at Indiana Pacers (12-8) - 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
Both of these Eastern Conference contenders are looking to get back on track. Miami has lost two games in a row, while the Pacers have lost three straight.
Clevleand Cavaliers (14-7) vs. Orlando Magic (12-10) - 7:00 pm ET
Cleveland is struggling, having lost three of their last four games, while the Magic are surging, having won six of their last eight games.
Detroit Pistons (12-11) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-22) - 7:00 pm ET
Philadelphia is looking to pick up their second win of the season and face a Pistons team that has won four of their last six games.
Golden State Warriors (23-0) at Boston Celtics (13-9) - 7:30 pm ET
Golden State is looking to prove on the best start in NBA history on the road against a hot Celtics team that has won two games in a row and six of their last eight.
Milwaukee Bucks (9-14) at Toronto Raptors (14-9) - 7:30 pm ET
Milwaukee and Toronto are trending in total opposite directions. The Bucks have lost six games in their last nine contests while the Raptors have won twice in a row and are coming off a victory over the Spurs
Charlotte Hornets (13-8) at Memphis Grizzlies (13-10) - 8:00 pm ET
Charlotte has surged to second place in the Eastern Conferece thanks to a three-game win streak, while the Grizzlies are coming off a one-point victory over the Pistons.
Washington Wizards (9-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (5-16) - 8:00 pm ET
Washington has failed to find any consistency, trading wins and losses over their last seven games, while the Pelicans have lost five of their last six.
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-12) at Denver Nuggets (8-14) - 9:00 pm ET
Minnesota is 6-3 on the road this season, and are can match their road victory total from last season (7-34) with a win over the lowly Nuggets.
Oklahoma City Thunder (14-8) at Utah Jazz (10-10) - 9:00 pm ET
The Thunder are playing the second game of a back-to-back and are looking to beat the Jazz for the second time this season. Utah has won two of their last three games.
Los Angeles Lakers (3-19) at San Antonio Spurs (18-5) - 9:30 pm ET, ESPN
The Spurs are 14-point favorites over the three-win Lakers, who have lost four games in a row. San Antonio is coming off a loss to Toronto, which snapped a four-game win steak.
Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns - 9:30 pm ET
Portland has lost four of their last six games, while Phoenix has won two in a row to snap a four-game losing streak.
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