Only five NBA games were on the schedule last night, headlined by the Toronto Raptors beating the Charlotte Hornets 104-94 and the Chicago Bulls pulling away for the 108-81 win over the New York Knicks.
The schedule ramps up with 11 games tonight, so let's get to previewing all of the action ahead.
Brooklyn Nets (9-23) @ Boston Celtics (18-14) - 3:00 pm ET
Boston had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Lakers in their last contest, and are looking to get back on track against a Nets team looking for their 10th win of the year.
Phoenix Suns (12-23) @ Sacramento Kings (12-20) - 5:00 pm ET, NBATV
The Suns are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, and are looking for their first win since Dec. 19 against a Kings team that has lost three in a row.
Oklahoma City Thunder (23-10) @ Charlotte Hornets (17-15) - 7:00 pm ET
Charlotte is struggling, having lost five of their last seven games while the Thunder are surging, winning 12 of their last 14 games.
Detroit Pistons (18-15) @ Indiana Pacers (18-14) - 7:00 pm ET
This battle for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference between two divisional foes. The Pacers have lost two games in a row while the Pistons beat the Timberwolves in their last matchup.
Orlando Magic (19-14) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (21-9) - 7:30 pm ET
Cleveland has won 12 straight games over the Magic, but Orlando has won seven of their past 10 games. The Cavs have won two games in a row.
Milwaukee Bucks (13-21) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21) - 8:00 pm ET
In the first matchup of the season between last year's top two overall picks, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, both teams are trying to climb out of last place in their respective divisions.
New Orleans Pelicans (10-22) @ Dallas Mavericks (19-14) - 8:30 pm ET
Dallas has won five straight games at home, and is looking to extend that streak against a Pelicans team that has won just three road games all year.
Houston Rockets (16-18) @ San Antonio Spurs (28-6) - 8:30 pm ET, NBATV
Houston beat the Spurs on Christmas Day, but San Antonio has won 28 straight home games and three games in a row since their loss to the Rockets. Meanwhile, the Rockets have lost all three games since their Christmas Day win.
Memphis Grizzlies (18-16) @ Utah Jazz (14-17) - 9:00 pm ET
Memphis is looking to win three-straight games for the first time since mid-November, while Utah is looking to turn their season around and have won two of their last three games.
Denver Nuggets (12-21) @ Golden State Warriors (30-2) - 10:30 pm ET
Golden State is going for their 34th-straight regular season home victory against a Nuggets team that has lost four in a row and seven of their last eight.
Philadelphia 76ers (3-32) @ Los Angeles Clippers (21-13) - 10:30 pm ET
The Clippers completed a 5-0 road trip for the first time in franchise history, while the Sixers are suddenly playing better, having won two of their last four games.
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