NBA Daily: News, Recaps, & Previewing Thursday's Matchups

A full slate NBA games were on the schedule last night with 11 intriguing contests, headlined by the Cleveland Cavaliers holding onto beat the Washington Wizards 121-115 and the San Antonio Spurs blowing out the Utah Jazz by a final score of 123-98, expanding their home win-streak to 30 games. The Phoenix Suns also snapped their nine-game losing streak by beating the Charlotte Hornets 111-102.

With only four games tonight on a TNT Thurday, let's get to previewing all of the action ahead. 

Atlanta Hawks (21-15) @ Philadelphia 76ers (4-33) - 7:00 pm ET
The Hawks are looking to snap a two-game losing streak against a Sixers team that has won two of their last four games.

Boston Celtics (19-16) @ Chicago Bulls (21-12) - 8:00 pm ET, TNT
Chicago is riding a five-game win-streak into this game against a reeling Celtics team that has lost three of their last four games.

Utah Jazz (15-19) @ Houston Rockets (17-19) - 8:00 pm ET
Houston snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Jazz in their last game on Monday, while Utah has lost two in a row and are coming off that blowout loss to the Spurs.

Los Angeles Lakers (8-28) @ Sacramento Kings (14-21) - 10:30 pm ET, TNT
The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant tonight from a shoulder injury that has kept him out of their last three games. Both teams come in playing well with LA winning three of their last four games while the Kings have won two of their last three.

Here are the latest news and rumors around the league: 
Lakers head coach Byron Scott says "everything is good" between him and Julius Randle despite recent rift.

The Los Angeles Clippers are "likely" to make a multi-player trade with C.J. Wilcox, Josh Smith, and Lance Stephenson all available.

Cavs forward LeBron James called Kyrie Irving "the best point guard in the league" over Stephen Curry.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive talked about the new futuristic stadium they are building in Sacramento.

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