The NBA scene is slowing down after a hectic start to the week on Monday night. We’ve witnessed a slow return by Kobe Bryant, an injury to Tony Parker, and a bunch of blowouts over the past couple of days. More than anything, most of us pro basketball fans just want to see a good game or two.
We just might get our wish come Tuesday night, as there is a solid slate of NBA games to peruse. We’ll help get the party started by breaking each matchup down and displaying our NBA picks, but if you want to do it yourself, just head on over to SportsBettingOnline.ag.
With that, it’s on to Tuesday night’s NBA games:
Blazers @ Cavaliers
Cleveland might be without shooting guard Dion Waiters tonight (who is constantly in trade rumors) and center Andrew Bynum has been limited in his past two games. Without their outside and inside scoring at the top of it’s game, the Cavs can’t really hope to stay with Portland, who simply isn’t losing much right now. Expect LaMarcus Aldridge to dominate in a Blazers win.
The Call: Blazers 109, Cavs 96
Kings @ Bobcats
Charlotte plays solid defense but doesn’t have all of their main guys healthy right now. Al Jefferson fighting DeMarcus Cousins down low will be an interesting scene, but it’s hard to imagine the Bobcats keeping up with Sacramento’s new-look offense led by Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay.
The Call: Kings 99, Bobcats 94
Lakers @ Grizzlies
Kobe Bryant’s return is five games deep and less than impressive. What makes it worse is the Lakers have won just once since he returned to the court. That will change eventually, but it’s hard to buy that being the case on the road against a better Memphis team.
The Call: Grizzlies 101, Lakers 96
Thunder @ Nuggets
Kevin Durant and OKC are playing well lately but a trip to Denver could be a bit of a test. Ty Lawson (who Durant says is playing like an All Star) is healthy again and back in the lineup, so the Nuggets are virtually 100% healthy across the board (save for Danilo Gallinari). That still won’t be enough to stop one of the top players in the league, however.
The Call: Thunder 112, Nuggets 105
Pelicans @ Warriors
New Orleans just isn’t the same without The Brow, Anthony Davis, but they’ve still shown an ability to put up points with Ryan Anderson leading the way. Unfortunately, they’ve done a terrific job at giving up points, as well. Visting Stephen Curry and the Warriors in Golden State is beyond a challenge, as the Warriors rarely falter at home. With suspect defense here, expect a high scoring affair, but a Golden State win.
The Call: Warriors 114, Pelicans 108