Preview Roundups
January 13, 2018
L.A. Lakers at Dallas 2:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers are suddenly on a roll and are learning to fight through some in-game adversity. The Lakers will try to push their season-long winning streak to four in a row when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in the opener of a three-game road trip.
Sacramento at L.A. Clippers 3:30 PM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers are checking off wins on the court even while continuing to lose key players to injury. The Clippers hope to have center DeAndre Jordan back on the court when they try to earn their fourth straight win by hosting the Sacramento Kings in the back half of a home-and-home set.
Oklahoma City at Charlotte 5:00 PM ET
The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to snap an ugly three-game losing streak when they visit the surging Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. All three of the Thunder's defeats have been by at least 11 points, with Wednesday's 104-88 setback at Minnesota the most lopsided of the bunch.
Brooklyn at Washington 7:00 PM ET
The Brooklyn Nets controlled games against Washington twice in December and look to complete a season sweep of the host Wizards when the teams meet on Saturday. Brooklyn limited Washington to an average of 91 points in the two victories, the latter one being a 119-84 trouncing.
Golden State at Toronto 7:30 PM ET
The Toronto Raptors are enjoying the best first half in franchise history but face a stern task when they host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Toronto (29-11) already has surpassed its highest total of wins at the midway point (28-13 last season) and looks to upend a Golden State squad that won its 11th straight road game on Friday.
Detroit at Chicago 8:00 PM ET
The Detroit Pistons solved their recent road woes in emphatic fashion with a 114-80 drubbing of the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and will try to make it back-to-back road wins when they finish a three-game trip by visiting the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. The Pistons dropped five in a row on the road before blasting the Nets, including a 112-109 setback at New Orleans to begin the current trip.
Denver at San Antonio 8:30 PM ET
The San Antonio Spurs have been highly successful at home against Denver in recent seasons and look to make it 10 straight wins at the AT&T Center in the series when they host the Nuggets on Saturday. San Antonio hasn't lost to Denver at home since March 4, 2012 and has been equally strong against all opponents this season as it enters the contest with 13 consecutive home victories.