NBA Daily: News, Recaps, & Previews For Monday's Matchups

Only five NBA games were on the schedule last night, headlined by Jimmy Butler dropping 42 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-113 win over the Toronto Raptors.

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

Toronto Raptors (21-14) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (22-9) - 7:00 pm ET
Toronto is playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing to the Bulls last night against the Cavs team that has won three games in a row.

Minnesota Timberwolves (12-22) @ Philadelphia 76ers (3-33) - 7:00 pm ET
Philly starts a six-game homestand tonight and are playing much better basketball, winning two of their last five games, while Minnesota has lost six of their last seven games.

Boston Celtics (18-15) @ Brooklyn Nets (10-23) - 7:30 pm ET
The Nets beat the Celtics in Boston in their last meeting on Saturday, and could win the season series against Boston with a win today.

Orlando Magic (19-15) @ Detroit Pistons (18-16) - 7:30 pm ET
Orlando and Detroit both look like playoff teams, increasing the importance of this game. However, the Magic have lost three of their last five games while the Pistons have lost four of their last five.

Indiana Pacers (19-14) @ Miami Heat (20-13) - 7:30 pm ET, NBATV
Indiana is 2-0 against the Heat this season, limiting them to just 85 points per game, but Miami comes into this game on a two-game win streak.

San Antonio Spurs (29-6) @ Milwuakee Bucks (14-21) - 8:30 pm ET
San Antonio is playing as well as any team in the league, winning four straight and 11 of their last 12 games, while the Bucks are riding a two game win streak.

Sacramento Kings (13-20) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (24-10) - 8:00 pm ET
Oklahoma City has won 14 straight games over the Kings and four straight coming into this game, while Sacramento has lost three of their last four.

Houston Rockets (16-19) @ Utah Jazz (15-17) - 9:00 pm ET
Houston has lost four games in a row since beating the Spurs on Christmas Day, while the Jazz seem to be turning things around, winning three of their last four games.

Memphis Grizzlies (18-17) @ Portland Trail Blazers (15-21) - 10:00 pm ET, NBATV
The Grizzlies are sliding a bit, losing three of their last five games, while Portland is playing well despite an injury to star guard Damian Lillard, winning four of their last five games.

Charlotte Hornets (17-16) @ Golden State Warriors (31-2) - 10:30 pm ET
Golden State has won two games in a row since losing to the Mavericks, but may be without Stephen Curry tonight as he re-injured his left leg in their last game.

Here are the latest news and rumors around the league: 
Thunder forward Kevin Durant is out for tonight's game against the Kings with a toe injury.

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver blames "millennial culture" for team's down season.

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott called out Julius Randle's defense following their win over the Suns.

New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early has been released from the hospital following being shot in the knee on Wednesday during a robbery.

The 76ers have signed veteran free agent big man Elton Brand.

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