What NBA games are on today, Friday 25 March? Preview.
The NBA will start the weekend off with a full slate of games on Friday as the Mavs battle the Timberwolves and the Sixers square up against the Clippers.
The NBA hits the weekend running with an eight game slate tonight. The Warriors are still on their road trip out East, the Mavs and T’Wolves will have a showdown that could be a deciding factor in who competes in the Play-In tournament come postseason time and the Clippers host the Sixers to close out the night.
Warriors vs. Hawks: 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Golden State will do their best to regain the two seed in the West as the season comes to a close, but it won’t be easy without star guard Steph Curry who is out for this game and at least the next few games. Curry has an ankle injury he suffered against the Celtics and Golden State have lost two of three since he went down. They are coming off of a big win over the Miami Heat in South Beach and are hoping to keep it rolling on the road. Tonight they take on an Atlanta Hawks team that has their spot in the Play-In secured but will be aspiring to the 7 or 8 seed.
Mavs @ Timberwolves: 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Theres a huge matchup in the middle of the Western Conference as the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Dallas Mavericks. There have been few teams hotter than these two franchises since the All-Star break, and Minnesota’s rise to power has been on the back of Karl-Anthony Towns who is playing the best basketball of his career. Luka Doncic will look to keep the Mavs moving up the standings. Doncic has been carrying Dallas, but Mavs newcomer Spencer Dinwiddie has made an immediate impact especially late in games.
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76ers @ Clippers: 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Philadelphia will stays in Los Angeles for their second straight game after polishing off the LeBron James-less Lakers on Wednesday night. Joel Embiid is right behind LeBron in the race for the scoring title, but he’ll be more worried about closing in on the Eastern Conference leading Miami Heat who play the Knicks tonight. The Clippers have cooled down since scorching through the competition after the All-Star Break. They have lost their last four games, fortunately for the Clippers their place in 8th doesn’t look to be in too much jeopardy with the Lakers 4.5 games behind them. It also seems unlikely they will jump in to 7th or 6th for that matter as they are 6 games off pace of the Timberwolves in 7th.
Other games around the league:
All times in ET:
Jazz @ Hornets, 7:00 p.m.
Wizards @ Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Knicks @ Heat, 8:00 p.m.
Rockets @. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m.