NBA Sizzles On A Sunday
There is no let-up in the action in the NBA at the moment and even with a number of teams having a massive game on Saturday, there is a packed fixture list on the Sunday to enjoy as well. Some of the players and coaching staff may not be too happy at the fact that the fixtures come so thick and fast, but for people that love basketball betting, there is a great deal of action and excitement to look forward to on Sunday.
The LA Clippers enjoyed their Saturday, overcoming the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 106-102, a result which moves the Clippers onto a 4-2 record while Portland drops to a 3-3 record. The Trail Blazers have a chance to bounce back quickly when they welcome the Nuggets on Sunday but the Clippers aren’t back in action until Monday when they welcome the Spurs to Los Angeles.
Orlando Magic @ Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have a 3-2 record while Orlando arrives in Brooklyn hoping to improve their 2-4 record. The Magic know that they have to rebuild their team over time and while their record isn’t fantastic at the moment, they have been showing promising signs of progress, especially with a couple of rookies involved.
Aaron Gordon was the 4th pick in the Draft this year and he conjured up 17 points for Magic in their OT win against Minnesota on Friday night. Another rookie player that has had a big impact for Orlando is Elfrid Payton, which offered 15 points against the Timberwolves.
The Nets have also played Minnesota in the past week and although Brooklyn lost out, Brook Lopez managed to grab 10 points in that game but followed that up with 20 points in the next game for the Nets.
Last season, the two clubs split four games and this is likely to be a close game again but with the Nets having more about them, a home win will be no shock. Get Odds!
Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors
With the 76ers having a 0-6 record and the Raptors enjoying a 5-1 record, you would think that there can only be one team that is going to win this game but of course, we all know that basketball doesn’t always work like that.
Toronto had an excellent 103-84 win against Washington on Friday night, this being the fastest the team managed to make it to 5 wins since the 1999-2000 season. The team got to the playoffs in that season, and they will be keen to do the same this season, but they’ll be looking to go further than the opening round of the playoff that they reached that time.
DeMar DeRozan was on fire in the last game, picking up 25 points while Terrence Ross offered 18 points. However, the star of the win was arguably Kyle Lowery who managed a triple-double, the sixth of his career. The player picked up 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, which was a massive factor in the triumph.
Philadelphia are struggling and they may be without Nerlens Noel, who missed the defeat to Chicago on Friday night with an injury. The 76ers fought back to narrow the margin of defeat against Chicago, but they were unable to turn the game around in the end.
Going into Sunday’s games, the 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers are the only two teams who are without a win but if there is any comfort for the 76ers, it is the fact that they are a far way away from their poorest start in the history of their franchise. This was a 0-15 record which came back in 1972-73, and the team ended the season with a record number of losses, 73 games. The 76ers have lost three in a row at the Air Canada Centre and it is likely that the Raptors will keep this run going. Get Odds!
Charlotte Hornets @ Los Angeles Lakers
The Hornets are sitting with a 3-3 record while the Lakers have a 0-5 record, with the team being one of two winless teams in the NBA so far. They will be desperate to bring this run to a halt as quickly as they can. The Lakers will have enjoyed 4 days off before they take on the Hornets and all associated with the club will be hoping that this provides them with the break they need to kick-start their season.
Kobe Bryant was annoyed after the loss to Phoenix on Tuesday and when you think that he grabbed 39 points in the 106-112 loss, you can see why he was so annoyed.
The Hornets grabbed a win at the buzzer with their 122-119 double overtime win against Atlanta on Friday and it was Lance Stephenson who bagged the winning 33 footer that may be a pivotal moment of the season. The Hornets showed that they can grab points when they need them and while this is a game that can go either way, with the Lakers being desperate to grab a win, taking the Hornets with the handicap is likely to be a safe bet. Get Odds!