In this high-caliber Eastern duel, the second and the eighth best teams of the conference are clashing, when the hottest team in the league currently, the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7), are hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (13-11), who want to end a losing streak and stop their fall in the league table.
Two teams from different conferences currently on opposing conferences currently on opposite trajectories are clashing, when the struggling and injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers (8-15), are hosting the Washington Wizards (14-11), who want to extend their current winning streak.
In this high-caliber duel between two of the best teams of their respective conference, the third-best team of the West, the San Antonio Spurs (17-8), are hosting the leaders of the East, the Boston Celtics (22-4), with both teams being extremely hot and streaky lately and want to keep it that way.
Two teams from different conferences and both currently on opposite trajectories are clashing today, when the struggling Memphis Grizzlies (8-16), who simply cannot win after losing Mike Conley to injury, are hosting the red-hot Toronto Raptors (15-7), who are eyeing the top of the Eastern Conference.
Two struggling teams from opposing conferences are clashing today, when the Orlando Magic (11-15), who have started to play a bit better lately, are hosting the Denver Nuggets (13-11), who are missing both their frontcourt starters and cannot find their footing after that.
The second and the sixth best teams of the Eastern Conference are clashing today in Indiana, when the Pacers (14-11), are hosting the hottest team in the league right now, the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7), with both teams looking to extend their current winning streaks.
In the last stop of a lengthy road trip in the East for the defending champions Golden State Warriors (20-6), they are visiting the Detroit Pistons (14-10), whose recent struggles have caused them to drop places in the Eastern Conference table.