Sunday got started a little early with two games, but we still have five late NBA contests to dissect and predict. Let’s try to make up for a sloppy 2-4 run on Saturday night as we try to correctly pick Sunday’s remaining games:
Thunder @ Pistons
OKC got it’s first win since Kevin Durant returned in their last game, so tonight they’ll shoot for two straight when they take on the Pistons in Detroit. Detroit has been pretty awful and are just 2-9 on their own court, so they don’t get much of an edge here.
Pick: Thunder 106, Pistons 97
Heat @ Grizzlies
Miami is playing very mediocre ball right now and the Grizzlies aren’t one to lose three games in a row. Since they’re playing host and are easily the better team, it’d make a lot of sense for Memphis to get a big win tonight.
Pick: Grizz 105, Heat 92
Bucks @ Mavericks
Milwaukee is very competitive right now and just faced these same Mavs last week, so Dallas could have a fight on their hands on their home court. Dallas is still the better team and will run early and often in this one. Look for the Mavs to take it at home.
Pick: Mavs 109, Bucks 104
Blazers @ Knicks
New York has now dropped seven straight and couldn’t even beat the Hornets in their last game. Things are getting uglier with each passing night and it’s tough to buy them topping a 15-4 Portland team, even at home. The Blazers have started another nice winning streak and are a rock solid 5-2 away from home, as well.
Pick: Blazers 104, Knicks 99
Pelicans @ Lakers
Los Angeles has been a tough team to pick against lately and they’re at home, but the Pelicans need to take wins where they can get them. New Orleans looked soft last night in a loss to the Clippers, so don’t be shocked if they storm out and crush the Lakers to avoid a three-game skid.
Pick: Pellies 106, Lakers 95