Nine NBA games were on the schedule on a stacked Friday of action yesterday, headlined by three players posting triple-doubles. Russell Westbrook (12 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) put one up in three quarters in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 113-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, while Marcus Smart (10 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) recorded his first career triple-double in the Boston Celtics' 117-103 win over the Phoenix Suns. Center Hassan Whiteside (19 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocks) also achieved the feat in the Miami Heat's 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The schedule holds strong with eight games tonight, so let's get to previewing all of the action ahead.
Milwaukee Bucks (17-25) @ Charlotte Hornets (18-21) - 7:00 pm ET
Both Milwaukee and Charlotte are playing the second game in back-to-back sets, making fatigue a major factor in this one. Milwaukee has won three of their last five games, while the Hornets have lost eight of their last nine games.
Brooklyn Nets (11-29) @ Atlanta Hawks (23-17) - 7:30 pm ET
Atlanta hasn't lost the second half of a back-to-back at home yet this season, and they'll look to keep that streak alive against a Nets team that has lost six of their last seven.
Boston Celtics (21-19) @ Washington Wizards (19-19) - 7:30 pm ET
Washington is trying to break over .500 for the first time in nearly two months against a Celtics team that has won two games in a row.
Golden State Warriors (37-3) @ Detroit Pistons (21-18) - 7:30 pm ET
This is the first game of a three-game road trip for the Warriors, and they'll take on a Pistons team that is 13-6 at home this year.
Portland Trail Blazers (18-24) @ Philadelphia 76ers (4-37) - 7:30 pm ET
Portland is trying to win their fourth-straight game, which would be a new season high, while the Sixers are looking to snap a four-game losing streak.
New York Knicks (20-21) @ Memphis Grizzlies (22-19) - 8:00 pm ET
Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks head coach Derek Fisher will be on the court for the first time together since their bizzare offseason altercation in a game between two teams that have been surging of late.
Sacramento Kings (16-23) @ Los Angeles Clippers (26-13) - 10:30 pm ET
The Clippers are the hottest team in the league, winning 10 games in a row, while the Kings have split each of their last eight games.
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