The basketball world might be focused on the college kids in the NCAA Tournament, but there is still plenty of NBA action to enjoy. The Golden State Warriors stayed ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' pace for best record in league history with a 130-112 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night, but that's just a prelude to what's on tap tonight.
Golden State travels to take on the San Antonio Spurs, marking the second showdown of the season between the two top teams in the league. It's also the first matchup in NBA history between two teams that are both at least 48 games over .500 - making it the best regular season game of all-time.
There are eight other games today along with the Warriors-Spurs showdown, so let's preview tonight's contests from across the Association.
What's On Tap:
Denver Nuggets (28-41) @ Charlotte Hornets (39-29) - 6:00 p.m. ET
Charlotte comes into this game playing as well as anyone, winning 15 of their last 18 games. Denver is trying to snap a three-game losing streak.
Brooklyn Nets (19-39) @ Detroit Pistons (35-34) - 7:00 p.m. ET
Detroit has won the second game of their last five back-to-backs, and are looking to make it six straight in this one while trying to take the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference from the Bulls.
Oklahoma City Thunder (47-22) @ Indiana Pacers (36-32) - 7:00 p.m. ET
OKC comes into this game on a four-game winning streak, and star point guard Russell Westbrook has recorded a triple-double in four of their last seven games. Indiana has won five of their last eight games.
New York Knicks (28-41) @ Washington Wizards (33-35) - 7:00 p.m. ET
John Wall has recorded two straight triple-doubles to guide the Wizards on their current three-game losing streak, hoping to keep Washington in the playoff race. The Knicks have lost six of their last nine games.
Cleveland Cavaliers (49-19) @ Miami Heat (39-29) - 7:30 p.m. ET
Who would've thought that LeBron James' latest return to Miami would simply be an afterthought on a daily NBA slate? Cleveland has won eight of their last 10 games, but have lost 10 games in a row to the Heat in Miami.
Utah Jazz (33-35) @ Chicago Bulls (34-33) - 8:00 p.m. ET
Utah has won four straight games to keep pace in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, while Chicago has lost three of their last five.
Los Angeles Clippers (43-24) @ Memphis Grizzlies (39-30) - 8:00 p.m. ET
These two teams are headed in complete opposite directions. The Clippers have won three games in a row entering tonight, while the Grizzlies have lost four in a row.
Golden State Warrriors (62-6) @ San Antonio Spurs (58-10) - 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC
We all know about the Warriors' quest for history, but the Spurs are also looking to keep their 43-game home win streak in tact. However, Golden State did beat the Spurs 120-90 in their previous matchup this season.
News And Notes:
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