Today we will be previewing two games, both on the NBA slate.
Magic @ Thunder
In a matchup between two teams who have been eliminated from playoff contention, this game will have big implications on the upcoming NBA draft lottery. The Orlando Magic (20-53) travel to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-52). Orlando is 2-3 in their last 5 matchups, and winners of their last 2. They most recently defeated the Warriors last night at home, 94-90. The Thunder have lost 10 games in a row, and recently lost to the Magic on Sunday. They will now meet again in Oklahoma City.
Warriors @ Heat
The Steph Curry-less Golden State Warriors (47-25) face a tough test tonight when they travel to Miami to take on the Heat (47-25). The Warriors have lost 3 straight games without Curry. In addition to trying to learn how to win without their star point guard, they also have to try and learn how to win on the road. They have a 18-16 away record opposed to their 29-9 record at home. The Heat come into this game as the top team in the Eastern Conference, despite losing on Monday to the 76ers, 113-106. They currently hold a 26-9 record at home. In the first meeting between these two teams, the Warriors defeated the Heat at home 115-108.