The NBA games are coming thick and fast, and that means we have a lot to discuss. There have been ups and downs for teams in both divisions, and here we will take a look at some of the key talking points from the last week.
What will that mean for the next games, and how can you decide if it will impact the results? That’s where we come in with the headlines.
It was another stellar week for NBA fans, and we are not short of stories to tell you about. The standings are starting to tell us the story of the season, and we can see who is performing and who needs some inspiration. Let’s check out the week’s top stories.
It’s terrible news for the 76ers as it was confirmed that their Australian Point-guard will miss at least the next three games with a shoulder injury sustained in the win over the Jazz. That game hurt Philadelphia, and they will now have to bounce back without their star man. We predict they will lose out to the Hornets on Sunday.
More injuries which is always to be expected when you have as much action going on as you do in the NBA. Pat McCaw will have to undergo surgery on his left knee, and this could leave him out for several months.
The Raptors need everyone as they look to replicate the success of last season. They will need to be at their best, but we would still back them losing to the Lakers on Sunday.
The Hawks have had little choice but to suspend Collins after he violated the NBA Anti-drug program, and they will have to soldier on without him in their ranks. Twenty-five games without pay is the penalty, and in some ways, it could be the end of his career for the Hawks. They face the Trail Blazers on Sunday in a game they could easily lose.
The Clippers 107-101 victory over the Trail Blazers made a little history for one of their coach Doc Rivers. That comeback saw him become only the 13th coach to achieve that accolade, and it was what his team needed. The Clippers are now fourth in the NBA Western Conference, and our money is on Rivers, making it 901 wins in his career.
The Knicks are something of a joke in the NBA at this moment in time, and as Dolan is advised to sell minority shares in the franchise, the question is, would anyone want to be involved. They need a change, and the results show most of the story. They are likely to lose most of their games this year in the NBA. We back them to lose even with a handicap in their next two outings.
As the Charlotte Hornets welcomed back their star man, they showed a fitting tribute video as a mark of respect to their all-time top scorer. It worked in their favor as Kemba Williams looked like he wasn’t his usual self.
It didn’t make any difference in the end with the Celtics easing to victory. Next up for the Hornets on Sunday is the Pelicans, which we will be all over in backing them to return to winning ways.
Plenty is going on in the NBA, and as player injuries start to add up and all of the other outside factors start to become more evident, we can see what may impact the odds in the games ahead. We will be back with more headlines next week, so be sure to revisit us for the latest. The predictions for the weekend’s games are available now.
Check those out, and you will have all the information you need to back a winning team this coming weekend in the NBA.