There are seven games on the NBA schedule tonight. Here are the ones you should be sure to watch.
- The Rockets and Knicks last squared off late last month. They’ll play the second and final game of the regular-season series tonight. The Rockets won the last matchup 123-112.
- The Rockets are surging and have won their last six games.
- Home court has not been kind to the Knicks, who are 9-20 this season in Madison Square Garden
- The Bucks and Heat are two of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, with the Bucks having a commanding ten-game lead for first place.
- The Heat have struggled in their last 10 games, going 4-6, but they have won their last two games as they try to extend their streak.
- The Bucks and Heat last faced off early in the season as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Goran Dragic battled it out before Kendrick Nunn took over the starting guard position.
Indiana Pacers (36-24) at San Antonio Spurs (25-33)
- This will be the first meeting this season between the former ABA teams.
- The Pacers are on a three-game winning streak and are working Victor Oladipo back into the lineup, while the Spurs just escaped with a win this weekend over Orlando.
- The Spurs will be missing a pair of big men as LaMarcus Aldridge remains out and Jakob Poeltl was injured against the Magic. The Pacers will look to take advantage with their frontcourt duo of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis.
Top Predicted Performers
Sabonis has been a beast lately, frequently having 40-50 fantasy points on a nightly basis. Tonight, he has a good matchup with both LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl out for San Antonio, so he’ll likely be defended by a small forward. Sabonis is projected for 40.1 fantasy points at a salary of $8.7k.
Regardless of what James Harden has to say on the matter, Giannis is a guy you cannot pass on. If he’s playing, he should be on this list. If it wasn’t enough that he’s basically a fantasy unicorn, he has been going off as of late. He is available for $11.5k on FanDuel and he has a projection of 54.1 points. He had 74 points against Charlotte recently and in his last game finished with over 56 fantasy points.
Barrett has played well lately and he’s projected for 25.75 fantasy points at just $5k, but the Knicks are matched up against the Houston Rockets tonight, who are on a six-game winning streak. Aside from being against such a high-paced team, Barrett will likely have to chase down James Harden all night. On the other end of the floor, even if Harden isn’t the greatest defender, he’ll have Russell Westbrook and Robert Covington there to try to limit him. That could all make for a rough night for the rookie.