As we head into another new week in the NBA season, we are beginning to see a few teams flex their muscles a little. There are teams in both conferences who are on extended winning streaks, which will almost certainly have an impact on the new NBA Power Rankings. That is something we will get to a little later in the week, but for now, we want to take a quick peek at what’s coming on the court over the next few days. We have picked a game from each of the next 4 days that we think you should be watching to, so let’s get right into the action and then you can go ahead to make your bets against their NBA odds.
Top NBA Games to Watch in Week 6
New York Knicks at Utah Jazz – Tuesday
The Utah Jazz started the season playing .500 ball, going 4-4 through their opening 8 games. Since then, they have been unstoppable and have reeled off 8 straight wins to get up to 3rd in the Western Conference standings. Next up is a game against a New York Knicks team that is sitting at 8-10 and clinging to the final playoff spot in the East. They started the season well, but they are now just 3-7 in their last 10 games and closed out last week with 2 straight losses. This is one that the Jazz really should take as they look to maintain the pressure on the Clippers and the Lakers at the top of the West.
LA Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers – Wednesday
Forget about this one being the best game on Wednesday night, because it might just be the best game on the schedule this week. The defending champion LA Lakers are sitting at 13-4 and are tied for first in the Western Conference with the Clippers. They have been amazing in the road this season, going a perfect 9-0, but this will be a tough team against a 76ers team that is sitting atop the Eastern Conference with a 12-5 record after reeling off 3 straight wins. This should be a fun one to watch and wager on and you can catch it on ESPN.
LA Clippers at Miami Heat – Thursday
The Miami Heat surprised a lot of people last season when they made a run all the way to the NBA Finals, which they lost in 6 games to the Lakers. They have struggled to replicate that success this season, though and are wallowing below the playoff line in the Eastern Conference with a 6-9 record. They do have a winning record at home, although 4-3 is not particularly great. The LA Clippers are 13-4 and hold the #1 seed in the West courtesy of a better conference record than the Lakers. They are on a 7-game winning streak and looking to open up a lead at the top.
Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder – Friday
We have all been holding out breath waiting to see the best out of the Brooklyn Nets, but it has been a little underwhelming to this point. To be fair, it is probably going to take some time for the main three guys to gel, but 10-8 is certainly less than what we expected from this team at this point of the season. They need to improve on the road, where they are just 2-4 and will have a shot at doing so when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. The Thunder are 6-9 on the season and are being let down by their home form, where they are just 1-5.
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