NBA Daily: News, Recaps, & Previewing Friday's Games

Only four NBA games were on the schedule last night, headlined by the Sacramento Kings pulling out an exciting, last-minute 118-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The schedule ramps back up with 10 games tonight, so let's get to previewing all of the action ahead. 

Toronto Raptors (22-15) @ Washington Wizards (15-18) - 7:00 pm ET
Washington comes into this game on a downwards slide, losing four of their last five games, while Toronto snapped a two game losing streak by beating the Nets in their last game.

Orlando Magic (19-17) @ Brooklyn Nets (10-25) - 7:30 pm ET
Orlando is looking to snap a four-game losing streak by picking up their third victory over the Nets in four weeks.

Denver Nuggets (13-23) @ Memphis Grizzlies (19-18) - 8:00 pm ET
Denver snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the TImberwolves in their last game, while the Grizzlies have lost two of their last three games - but have won four straight at home.

Cleveland Cavaliers (24-9) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (12-24) - 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Cleveland is flying high on a five-game winning streak coming into this game against a Minnesota team that has lost four in a row and eight of their last nine games.

Indiana Pacers (20-15) @ New Orleans Pelicans (11-23) - 8:00 pm ET
Indiana has won two of their last three games, giving up just over 90 points per game in that stretch, while New Orleans has lost three of their last four games.

Dallas Mavericks (21-15) @ Milwaukee Bucks (14-23) - 8:00 pm ET
Dallas seems to be cementing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference, winning six of their last eight games, while Milwaukee has lost two in a row and five of their last seven.

New  York Knicks (18-19) @ San Antonio Spurs (31-6) - 8:30 pm ET
San Antonio is looking to extend their home win streak to 31 games and have won six games in a row overall, while is looking to extend their three-game win streak to get back to .500.

Miami Heat (21-14) @ Phoenix Suns (13-25) - 9:30 pm ET
Heat point guard Goran Dragic is making his first return to Phoenix since surprisingly demanding a trade last year. Miami has won three of their last four games, while the Suns snapped a nine-game losing streak in their last outing.

Golden State Warriors (33-2) @ Portland Trail Blazers (15-23) - 10:00 pm ET
Golden State is just 2-2 in their last four road games, and they'll look to extend their current win streak to five games against a Blazers team that has lost three of their last four games.

Oklahoma City Thunder (25-11) @ Los Angeles Lakers (8-29) - 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
OKC blew out the Lakers twice last month, and will look to do the same while hoping to win their sixth game out of their last seven. LA wants to snap a two-game losing streak.

Here are the latest news and rumors around the league: 
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant still leads the NBA in All-Star voting.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens missed their game against the Bulls last night to be with former player struggling with cancer.

Warriors rookie Kevon Looney, a first-round pick, will make his professional debut tonight in the D-League.

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