There were only four NBA games yesterday, but three of them were decided by seven points or less. The Oklahoma City Thunder knocked off the Utah Jazz 104-98 in overtime, while the Miami Heat outlasted the Memphis Grizzlies for the 100-97 win and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves by the final score of 108-101.
There's plenty more action on Monday with 10 games on tap, so let's get to previewing the night ahead.
Toronto Raptors (16-9) at Indiana Pacers (13-9) - 7:00 pm ET
Toronto is fresh off a blowout victory over the Sixers on Sunday, giving them a four-game losing streak. The Raptors beat the Pacers 106-99 in the first game of the season in their previous matchup.
Orlando Magic (12-11) vs. Brooklyn Nets (7-16) - 7:30 pm ET
Orlando has lost in six consecutive road trips to Brooklyn, and are coming off a 35-point loss to the Cavs on Friday. Brooklyn is playing better of late, winning two of their last three games.
Los Angeles Clippers (14-10) at Detroit Pistons (14-11) - 7:30 pm ET
Los Angeles is 3-1 on their current east coast road trip thanks to an improved defense, and they're looking to grab another victory over a Pistons team that has won six of their last eight games.
Miami Heat (13-9) at Atlanta Hawks (14-11) - 8:00 pm ET
Atlanta has won seven straight games over the Heat, but they've lost three of their last five games while Miami is coming off a narrow win over Memphis.
Philadelphia 76ers (1-24) at Chicago Bulls (13-8) - 8:00 pm ET
Philadelphia is looking for their second win of the season against a Bulls team that has won two games in a row.
Washington Wizards (10-12) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (13-12) - 8:00 pm ET
Washington snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Mavs on Saturday, while the Grizzlies have lost three of their last four games.
Phoenix Suns (11-14) at Dallas Mavericks (13-11) - 8:30 pm ET, NBATV
Dallas has lost the first two games of this three-game homestand while the Suns have won three of their last four games after beating Minnesota last night.
Utah Jazz (10-12) at San Antonio Spurs (20-5) - 8:30 pm ET
San Antonio has won 21 straight home games and are coming off a 25-point win over the Hawks on Saturday. Utah is trying to rebound from two straight losses, both of which came against the Thunder.
Houston Rockets (12-12) at Denver Nuggets (9-14) - 9:00 pm ET
Denver has won each of the previous two meetings between these two teams this season, winning by a combined 29 points. However, the Rockets have caught fire of late, winning eight of their last 10 games.
New Orleans Pelicans (6-17) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-15) - 10:00 pm ET
Portland has won six straight in this series and are trying to drop the Pelicans to just 1-12 on the road this season. New Orleans has also lost in their last nine trips to Portland.
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