Games of the Week (Feb. 1 – Feb. 6)

Monday, February 1: Milwaukee Bucks @ Sacramento Kings

  • An intriguing matchup of two teams fighting to get into the playoff races in their respective conferences. The Kings are a team trying to put it all together around DeMarcus Cousins while the Bucks are trying to use their combined length as a team to battle in the slower-paced eastern conference. For those reasons, they will both want to win this game and will do whatever it takes to do so. I will pick the Kings at home with Cousins putting up another monster performance.

Tuesday, February 2: Miami Heat @ Houston Rockets

  • Here are two teams that have been on an up-and-down trend over the course of this season so far. Miami is currently on a high note while the Rockets are at a low point. The Heat won the first matchup in a thrilling comeback in Miami. Hassan Whiteside is still a question mark as to whether he will play or not, so that is something to keep an eye on. The Wade/Harden battle is always a good one, so I am looking forward to seeing that. I think the Heat will ride this high note they are on and take this one in Houston.

Wednesday, February 3: Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Clippers

  • A team trying to contend in the West facing a team that will be contending in a few years. Now that is going to fun to watch! The Jordan/Towns battle inside will be a fun sight, while someone on the Clips will have to try and contain Andrew Wiggins. Ricky Rubio will have plenty of work when it comes to slowing down CP3, which is why I will take the Clippers at home in this one.

Friday, February 5: Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers

  • I don’t know what it is, but the Celtics always give LeBron problems no matter who is on the roster. That is why I recommend watching this game! The star-studded Cavs against the rugged boys from Beantown. Looks for the Celtics to create a lost of havoc for the Cavaliers in the half-court while also trying to slow the game down to fit their pace. I’m calling for a Celts upset!

Saturday, February 6: Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers

  • A game that could shake up standings in the east depending on who wins. Both teams are trying to find consistency and also securing a playoff spot. Andre Drummond has struggled recently, so that could be good for Indiana, but Paul George has cooled off since the earlier months of the season, which bodes well for Detroit. I am looking forward to this one!

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