Top game tonight has Warriors in Memphis
(AP) — Without any doubt, the marquee matchup in the NBA tonight is taking place in Memphis as the Grizzlies welcome Golden State. This is a game that features two first-place clubs as the Warriors, who have won 16 straight and are 21-2, visit the 19-4 Grizzlies, winners of four straight. Something will have to give in this game as the Warriors are an amazing 13-1 on the road while Memphis is 11-1 at home.
The return of Kevin Durant to the Oklahoma City Thunder has produced the kind of results expected. The Thunder are winning. They enter tonight’s game in Sacramento riding a six-game winning streak. In the Kings, they face a team in turmoil as coach Michael Malone was fired yesterday and replaced on an interim basis by assistant Tyrone Corbin.
The NBA Southeast leading Wizards are home this evening to Minnesota. The Wiz have won four straight and enter the game with a half-game lead over idle Atlanta. The Timberwolves are just 5-18 on the season.
The rest of the card tonight has Miami playing at Brooklyn, the Pelicans home to the Jazz and Dallas in New York to face the Knicks.