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

Yesterday's four-game slate of NBA action was full of blowouts, as all four games were decided by double-digits. The Sacramento Kings knocked off the Houston Rockets 107-97 in the closest game of the day, while the Los Angeles Lakers also picked up their fourth win of the season in a 113-95 victory voer the Milwaukee Bucks.

There's a full 12 games on tap tonight, so let's get to previewing the night ahead.

Dallas Mavericks (14-11) at Indiana Pacers (14-9) - 7:00 pm ET

Paul George will play through an upper respiratory infection tonight to help lead the Pacers, fresh off a win over the Raptors against a Mavs team that beat Phoenix last time out.

Charlotte Hornets (14-9) at Orlando Magic (13-11) - 7:00 pm ET

Orlando is looking for their seventh home win of the season while center Al Jefferson will be back from an ankle injury for the Hornets, who have won four of their last five games.

Miami Heat (14-9) at Brooklyn Nets (7-17) - 7:30 pm ET

Miami is on a two-game winning streak while Brooklyn is coming off a 23-point loss to the Magic.

Boston Celtics (14-11) at Detroit Pistons (14-12) - 7:30 pm ET

Boston has a quick turnaround after losing to the Cavs last night, while the Pistons has won two of their last three games.

Minnesota Timberwolves (9-15) at New York Knicks (11-14) - 7:30 pm ET

The first matchup between top draft picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis adds a very interesting layer to this matchup between two losing teams.

Philadelphia 76ers (1-25) at Atlanta Hawks (14-12) - 8:00 pm ET

Atlanta is looking to snap a three-game losing streak against a Philadelphia team that still only has one win this season.

Memphis Grizzlies (14-12) at Chicago Bulls (14-8) - 8:00 pm ET, ESPN

Chicago has won three games in a row, while the Grizzlies are hoping to get back on track after losing two of their last three games.

Portland Trail Blazers (11-15) at Oklahoma City Thunder (16-8) - 8:00 pm ET

Portland is starting to turn their season around, having won two of their last three games, but will have to snap Oklahoma City's impressive five-game win streak.

Washington Wizards (10-13) at San Antonio Spurs (21-5) - 8:30 pm ET

Washington actually beat the Spurs in their first matchup of the season, but it's hard to imagine they'll pull off the sweep - especially in San Antonio with the Spurs on a three-game win streak.

New Orleans Pelicans (6-18) at Utah Jazz (10-13) - 9:00 pm ET

Utah has lost six of their last eight games - including three in a row - after beating the Pelicans in their last matchup, while New Orleans is playing the third game of their current five-game road trip.

Phoenix Suns (12-13) at Golden State Warriors (9-15) - 10:30 pm ET, ESPN

Golden State is looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, returning home to take on a Suns team that has lost their last five road games.

Milwaukee Bucks (10-16) at Los Angeles Clippers (15-10) - 10:30 pm ET

Milwaukee has been hot and cold in their past two games, becoming the only team to beat the Warriors on Saturday, then losing to the Lakers on Tuesday. Los Angeles has won five of their last six games.

Here are the latest news and rumors from around the league:

Rockets center Dwight Howard is reportedly "extremely unhappy" in Houston.

The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Chicago Bulls are all pursuing a trade for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is expected to make his season debut this week, but it will not be Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cavs guard Iman Shumpert is also expected to miss the game against the Thunder.

Kings guard Rajon Rondo apologized for using slur directed at gay referee.

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he thinks guard D'Angelo Russell "has the personality of a great leader."

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