Eight games on the program for your NBA League Pass and just as many good reasons to follow the evening matches. Tonight, we find ourselves with colorful posters and in particular a Celtics-Sixers where Joel Embiid will find one of his favorite victims.
1h00 : Pacers – Bulls : glued to each other in the standings, this duel will have repercussions for the Play-In Tournament race on the East side. For the moment, the Pacers are four games ahead of the Bulls but the latter reacted well with a serious victory over the Nets. The duo Vucevic-LaVine will be particularly scrutinized once again and it would be good time to launch a series to always consider a top 8 at the end of the season. The balance sheet of the clashes is currently 1-1 and this could also count in the context of the tie-breaker. Indiana is crossing their fingers to count on Domantas Sabonis while side Bulls, Coby White also presents a slight doubt.
1h30 : Raptors – Lakers : the Angelinos begin their road trip to the East with a game in Tampa Bay. Two teams that have seen a drop in results lately and a lot of injuries to manage as well. The Raptors have come out of the Play-In spots while the Lakers have just been kicked out of the Top 4 in the West. A new defeat could allow Portland to pass them in front… Toronto is only two games behind on Chicago’s record and they should not therefore be buried too quickly for the end of the season. Watch out for Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet who could both be missing. The Lakers, who have just fallen against their neighbor, are hoping for the return of Andre Drummond tonight, and the participation of Wesley Matthews is yet to be confirmed.
Andre Drummond (right big toe contusion) and Wesley Matthews (neck contusion) are questionable for Tuesday night’s game at the Raptors (played in Tampa).
Toronto plays Washington tonight. Kyle Lowry is out, and Fred Van Vleet is questionable for that front end of their B2B.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 5, 2021
1h30 : Hawks – Pelicans : a few days after Atlanta’s victory over these same Pels, the two teams put the cover back for a 100% volatile duel. The Hawks had a worse shot with 4 losses in the last week of March but they attacked this April in the best way with 3 wins in 3 games. The 4th in a row for the Piou Piou tonight? Still as many injuries and uncertainties around the two rosters. We hope that it will turn out on the good side with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram in uniform but then again, we will not put our hand to cut. The big positive point of the day? We will perhaps see the first steps of Isaiah Thomas under his new jersey.
1h30 : Celtics – Sixers : this is the game everyone is waiting for to find out what Boston sauce is going to be eaten. Who will you tell us? By Joel Embiid of course. Since the start of the season, Jojo has indeed made short work of the C’s. 42 points in their first confrontation, 38 in the second … Brad Stevens will he finally find the solution to stop the pivot of Philly? Knowing that the latter is more than ever in the race for the title of MVP despite 3 weeks of absence, it is better to expect a unleashed JoJo. With Tristan Thompson out, it’s Robert Williams who will have a hell of a job to calm his partner down. Another blow with the package of Evan Fournier, placed in health protocol, without additional detail.
#NEBHInjuryReport update vs. Philadelphia:
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 6, 2021
2h00 : Heat – Grizzlies : a quality opposition between two teams who are in good shape and who have no doubts. Miami has indeed settled down for the Playoffs in the East while the Grizzlies have just recovered 8th place in the West, with a big success against Philadelphia. The last confrontation between the two teams ended with a very small score, 89-85, and saw the Oursons shut down the Heat despite a very good Jimmy Butler at 24 points. It was Ja Morant who finished the match on a solo action which made our Top 10 happy the next day. For tonight, Memphis will have to do without De’Anthony Melton, absent for a pain dating from the meeting against the Sixers last Sunday. After typing in Philly, do we go to Miami?
3h00 : Nuggets : Pistons : a meeting that everything opposes between the Nuggets who have finally joined the Top 4 in the West and the Pistons condemned to remain in the lowlands of the Eastern Conference for the rest of the season. We were talking earlier about the MVP race, and precisely Nikola Jokic has just finished his last meeting in almost triple-double with in particular 16 assists. We will have to expect, as usual, great art from him tonight. An unbalanced match? Possible, but Jerami Grant will be able to remember the fond memories of his ex, for what will be his first return to Colorado. Another positive point for Detroit, the infirmary which is emptying. We still hope for a great Killian Hayes tonight, despite a complicated duel ahead with Jamal Murray.
4h00 : Clippers – Blazers : the big shock in the west of the evening. Both teams have shown weaknesses this season but the rifts will begin to fade between Blazers more present inside since the return of Nurkic and the Clippers who finally have a point guard capable of organizing the game with Rajon Rondo. So far, the two teams have faced each other once at the start of the season and the Clips had easily gained the upper hand over Lillard and his pals, notably thanks to 28 points from Kawhi Leonard. We are still waiting to see if Pat Beverley and DeMarcus Cousins will be there. Come on Boogie, don’t disappoint us.
4h00 : Warriors – Bucks : in parallel with the big poster of the West, you will be entitled to a confrontation between the Warriors of Stephen Curry and the Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The latter should be present tonight after being put to rest in the last game against the Kings. His last performance dates back to last week against Portland where he finished the game with 47 points at 18/18 at 2-points, enough to turn things up for tonight? The star opposite is also in great shape with a minimum of 30 points recorded in his last 3 games. We pray for a duel a little more balanced than the first leg where the Bucks won hands down at the Fiserv Forum. (138-99)
There you have all the information you need for this NBA night. Now, we wisely prepare our TTFL picks and coffee maker. See you tonight, 1 hour sharp!
Source texte : Rotoworld