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  • BookMaker.eu A matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks used to be the highlight of the NBA schedule. Not so much lately since the teams have been scraping the bottom of their respective conference the past few years. The teams played for the NBA title three times in four years back in the early 1970s and LA’s first title since relocating to SoCal came at the expense of the Knickerbockers. That was a long time ago and both clubs are just looking to have a winning record for the first time since the 2012-13 season.... 

  • BookMaker.eu In the middle of a five-game homestand, the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to gain some separation at the top of the Northwest Division when they entertain the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Given the recent history of poor play from both teams, a national television audience has been out of the question. But the teams have collected some quality young stars over the years and both are making noise in their respective conference while garnering attention at the national level. It’s enough to have this game on the worldwide leader.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets have raced out to the best record in the NBA and will aim to keep it going this week. They should be sizable favorites when they host the Charlotte Hornets in a regular season matchup.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Indiana Pacers looked like they were going to be in rebuild mode when they sent Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. Instead, Oklahoma City is the team struggling to find its footing.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics have raced out to the best record in the NBA, proving themselves as legitimate title contenders. They could become the favorites in the Eastern Conference, even with LeBron James and the Cavs in it, if they continue to excel the rest of the way. Boston can make another big claim for legitimacy this week because they hit the road for a critical matchup with the talented San Antonio Spurs.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Golden State Warriors are down one of their MVPs, which means another might have to step up. Stephen Curry’s bum ankle is expected to keep him out an extended stretch but the team has plenty of others to fill in while he is sidelined. Kevin Durant should be the go-to guy for the time being, and he will aim to flex his muscle in a regular season matchup this week against the Detroit Pistons.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets won’t be favored in the playoffs if they face off in a series against the Warriors, but home court advantage would certainly help. The Rockets boast an 18-4 record on the season, which is the best in the West and two games better than Golden State in the loss column.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Process is working. The Philadelphia 76ers have been in a constant state of rebuild the past several years but all of the tanking has finally resulted in some success. The team’s group of talented youngsters are playing well as the team is 13-10 on the season and in the middle of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Golden State Warriors have dealt with more injury problems at the beginning of this season than they have at any time during their previous three-year run to the NBA Finals, but it hasn’t affected them too terribly and it’ll likely make them a stronger team later in the year. And that’s not what the rest of the league wants to hear. With so many weapons it’s hard to stop the Warriors and they continue to roll, running away with the Pacific Division while hanging around the top of the Western... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Clippers certainly are a different team than what we became accustomed to seeing over the previous five seasons when they were winning 50 games and always a threat in the Western Conference. They never matched their star power with playoff success, several big names departed and the organization is back to the dark days when wins were few and far between. Minnesota is threatening to end its long playoff drought and knocked off the Clips when the teams met just a few days ago.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Northwest has been the most mediocre division in the NBA at the outset of the season and both the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz have their sights set on reaching the top spot. Unfortunately, both clubs will have to navigate through a Holiday stretch without their best players, which could significantly impact their ability to win enough games. When Gordon Hayward bailed for Boston as a free agent, the Jazz lost the face of the franchise. Rudy Gobert assumed the role and has been out with a kn... 

  • BookMaker.eu It was a bold move to acquire All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but a month into the season the Oklahoma City Thunder have yet to reap the benefits. The moves were made so the Thunder could be seen as more of a threat to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. Teaming them with MVP Russell Westbrook was supposed to give OKC the threat it lost when Kevin Durant bailed for the Bay Area and won his ring last season. The Thunder may still be a threat in the West, but the Dubs a... 

  • BookMaker.eu There’s a race for second-place in the Pacific Division and the Los Angeles Lakers grabbed the lead. Of course, that isn’t really saying much since every team other than the Warriors is swimming against the tide in an effort to reach the .500 mark. But for a Lakers team that is rebuilding and looking for anything positive, it is a step in the right direction. And after Lonzo Ball sheepishly walked away from an on-court skirmish against the Suns, he responded with a triple-double and will showcas... 

  • BookMaker.eu The New Orleans Pelicans have found a groove as they aim to make the jump to legitimate Western Conference playoff contender. They will aim to pick up another victory on the road against the Denver Nuggets in a regular season matchup.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Oklahoma City Thunder has the star power to be a contender in the Western Conference this season, but it’s not playing like it quite yet. The trio of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George is still working out its chemistry but hopes to come together in the next few weeks. It could take a big step forward by knocking off the San Antonio Spurs in an early-season matchup of expected contenders.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets already have the best record in the Western Conference, and now they are poised for the return of one of their best players. Star point guard Chris Paul was one of the biggest acquisitions this offseason but has only played one game for Houston because of an injured knee. He is on his way back and could return on Thursday in a regular season matchup against the Phoenix Suns.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the hottest and best teams in the NBA are preparing for an intriguing regular season clash when the defending champion Golden State Warriors hit the road to face the Boston Celtics. Golden State has won six straight games and nine of its past 10 to zoom up to second place in the Western Conference, and it won’t be long until it overtakes the Rockets for the top seed.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The future of the NBA will be on display when the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Several top picks in recent drafts will go head-to-head, but we won’t see the top two selections from this year’s draft square off because Philly’s Markelle Fultz is recovering from a shoulder injury. Still, the Sixers have last year’s No. 1 overall Ben Simmons and the Lakers have the 2017 No. 2 overall in Lonzo Ball and both clubs are starting to see progress with their recent hauls in the NBA Draft.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s still a struggle for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who finish off a four-game road trip with a tilt against the Charlotte Hornets. The consensus pick to topple the field in the Eastern Conference, the Cavs have had a difficult time defending in the early going of the season and find themselves around the .500 mark a month into the campaign. We’ve seen the Cavs deal with constant roster shifts and they are still waiting for the return of Isaiah Thomas, but LeBron James is carrying the team like he’s always done.... 

  • BookMaker.eu A road game against a disciplined San Antonio squad is not easy, the Milwaukee will definitely need to play one of its best games of the year in order to escape with the win. The Spurs have some tough competition in the Western Conference and can use all of these early-season wins as they figure to be jockeying for playoff seeding all year.This war on the floor will go down Friday, November 10, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET at AT&T Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Oklahoma City will look to pick up a victory on the road this week in a matchup with the Denver Nuggets. It won’t be easy, as Denver has won four of its past six games and has the advantage of playing this one at home. The Thunder has the star power but this game could definitely go either way because it’s not easy for opposing teams to play in Denver.This war on the floor will go down Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:30 p.m. ET at Pepsi Center. The game will be televised live on TNT.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Cavs figure to be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference by the time the playoffs roll around because of the presence of LeBron James, but they have started slowly. This would be a fantastic road win to help turn around their fortunes, but it won’t be easy against a Houston team clicking on all cylinders.Cleveland will need to keep pace with the Rockets’ breakneck pace, and teams this season have not been able to do so. This game could be missing some star power, with Paul, Tristan Thompson and Isaiah Thomas out for sure, while Kevin Love is expected to play but is dealing with an illness.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Warriors were experiencing a championship hangover, which is the only way to explain their sluggish start to the season. But the Dubs found their groove during a recent road trip, blowing out three teams by scoring an average of over 126 points per game and looking like the team we all expected them to be. The Minnesota Timberwolves made some roster moves during the offseason in an attempt to end their long playoff drought and their hot start has them in first place in the Northwest Division.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports and just the mention of a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics brings up memories of the days when Magic and Bird were dueling for NBA titles. The teams have combined for 33 NBA championships and have faced each other 12 times in the Finals, but neither club has been there since the last meeting in 2010. The Lakers are in the middle of a massive overhaul but the future looks good with a stable of young talent that has them off to a good start this season.... 

  • BookMaker.eu This is going to be a tough game for the Celtics, as they are going on the road against another team with one of the most talented rosters in the NBA. The Thunder is just 4-3 on the season but should improve as their trio of stars get used to playing together.Don't miss the hardwood action from the Chesapeake Energy Arena at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 3, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on ESPN.... 

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