The Western Conference’s top-seed will meet the three-seed for the final time before the NBA playoffs. Watch live streaming.
LeBron James and the Lakers will look for an upturn to their recent form when they go head-to-head against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday in one of the final big intra-conference matches before the NBA Playoffs. Watch the match on TV and on live streaming.
After sealing the top seed in the Western Conference after a decade, the Los Angeles Lakers fell into a mini-slump, losing against the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets in back-to-back matches.
However, with just three matches left in their regular season campaign, the Lakers have been giving extra minutes to their bench players as coach Frank Vogel looks to get everyone in sync before the NBA Playoffs commence.
With two wins and two losses in their past four matches, the Denver Nuggets have been hot-and-cold since the NBA’s restart in Orlando. Their offence, however, has been stellar and is averaging a shade over 118 points per game.
Nikola Jokic has been in terrific form and scored a triple-double in the Nuggets’ 132-126 win over the San Antonio Spurs. The 24-year-old is the key to the Nuggets’ offence and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Anthony Davis will have his work cut out trying to contain the Serbian.
The Nuggets need a victory to maintain third-spot in the Western Conference standings. The in-form Houston Rockets, currently the fourth-seed, sit just a game and a half behind in the standings, making victory imperative for Denver.
The Eastern Conference’s top-seed, the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning NBA champions the Toronto Raptors will also go head-to-head on Tuesday. The Bucks have won two and lost a couple while the Raptors have lost just one of their four since the NBA’s restart in Orlando.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans, 00:30 am Indian Standard Time (IST)
Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics, 2:30 am IST
Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers, 4:00 am IST
Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings, 5:30 am IST
Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers, 6:30 am IST
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns, 00:00 am IST
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz, 00:30 am IST
Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks, 4:00 am IST
Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat, 5:30 am IST
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers, 6:30 am IST
Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic, 10:30 pm IST
Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs, 11:30 pm IST
Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers, 2:00 am IST
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks, 2:30 am IST
Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies, 4:00 am IST
New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings, 6:30 am IST
Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards, 6:30 am IST
Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets, 1:30 am IST
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers, 4:00 am IST
Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 5:30 am IST
Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets, 6:30 am IST
The NBA will be telecast live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channel in India. Live streaming will be available on the SonyLiv app.