Preview Roundups
January 11, 2017
New York at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET
The New York Knicks are 5 1/2 games in front of the Philadelphia 76ers in the standings, but one would never know it by the soundbites coming out of the respective locker rooms. The struggling Knicks hope to have absent point guard Derrick Rose available when they visit the surging 76ers on Wednesday.
Memphis at Oklahoma City 8:00 PM ET
The Memphis Grizzlies are proving they can play fast or slow on their way to the win column and showed off both styles while taking their last two games. The Grizzlies will try to enforce their own style and earn a third straight win when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Houston at Minnesota 8:00 PM ET
The Houston Rockets typically have little trouble with Minnesota and look to defeat the host Timberwolves for the ninth consecutive time when the teams meet on Wednesday. Minnesota gave Houston a battle on Dec. 17 before collapsing late in regulation and succumbing 111-109 in overtime to fall for the 12th time in its last 13 meetings with the Rockets.
Washington at Boston 8:00 PM ET
The Washington Wizards are above .500 for the first time this season and strive to remain there when they visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Standout point guard John Wall drained the tiebreaking jumper with five seconds left on Tuesday to give Washington a 101-99 home victory over Chicago.
Orlando at L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers are back to playing strong defense and streaking in the right direction with a four-game winning streak following a six-game slide. The Clippers will try to make it five straight wins when they host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
Cleveland at Portland 10:30 PM ET
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to shake off a rare defeat when they continue a six-game road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Cleveland won the first two games of the trip over the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns before suffering a 100-92 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.