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Trail Blazers vs. Kings Preview and Predictions

The Sacramento Kings have discovered their offense and they look to post their fourth win in the past five games when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Sacramento was a torrid 18-of-31 from 3-point range in Friday's win over the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 118 points during a 2-1 road trip.

Hawks vs. Nuggets Preview and Predictions

The Denver Nuggets just need to keep the game close in the final seconds and star center Nikola Jokic will provide the winning touch. Jokic will try to follow two straight game-winners when the Nuggets host the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

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Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers saw their seven-game winning streak snapped and now look to get back on the winning side of the ledger when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The Lakers were outclassed Sunday by a Toronto team missing point guard Kyle Lowry (thumb) and forward Serge Ibaka (ankle) while succumbing at home 113-104 to the Raptors.

Knicks vs. Bulls Preview and Predictions

The New York Knicks are not off to the start the front office envisioned prior to the season and are coming off one of their most frustrating performances in a 108-87 home loss to Cleveland on Sunday. The Knicks will try to bounce back and live up to expectations when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

Cavaliers vs. 76ers Preview and Predictions

The Philadelphia 76ers put a disappointing road trip behind them by knocking off the Charlotte Hornets at home on Sunday and will try to stay undefeated in their own arena when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The 76ers dropped the final three of a four-game trip by an average of 3.3 points but controlled the game at home on Sunday to improve to 3-0 in Philadelphia.

Thunder vs. Pacers Preview and Predictions

The Indiana Pacers look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with six wins in their last seven games and are doing it without a superstar in the lineup. The Pacers will try to ride their balanced attack to a fourth consecutive win when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Jazz vs. Warriors Preview and Predictions

The Utah Jazz pulled off a pair of one-possession wins at home in the last week but are 1-3 on the road, where they will play eight of their next 12 games. The Jazz will try to avoid another road loss when they start that stretch by visiting the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Raptors vs. Clippers Preview and Predictions

Kawhi Leonard will face the team he led to an NBA title for the first time when he takes his Los Angeles Clippers into a matchup with the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday. Leonard averaged a career-high 26.6 points with the Raptors last season and then 30.5 during the team's playoff run to the championship before signing with the Clippers this offseason.

Rockets vs. Pelicans Preview and Predictions

The Houston Rockets were looking for a better effort on the defensive end and found it in a 117-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday - their third consecutive triumph. The Rockets will try to make it four in a row and put together another strong effort on the defensive end when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Preview and Predictions

The Boston Celtics are steamrolling through opponents since a season-opening loss, with Gordon Hayward's dominant play a big reason why. They will have to press on without Hayward for now after the former All-Star broke his left hand, beginning with a Monday night matchup with the visiting Dallas Mavericks.

Grizzlies vs. Spurs Preview and Predictions

The San Antonio Spurs were bad enough early on Saturday that coach Gregg Popovich called a full timeout and replaced his entire starting lineup five minutes into the game. The Spurs will try for a better start and a better finish when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Timberwolves vs. Pistons Preview and Predictions

Star forward Blake Griffin is expected to make his season debut for the Detroit Pistons on Monday against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. The six-time All-Star has been nursing knee and hamstring issues since the preseason and ESPN reported Sunday that the 30-year-old is ready to return.

Raptors vs. Lakers Preview and Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers look very much like contenders for an NBA championship with the combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but the road to the title still runs through Toronto. The Lakers will try to keep proving themselves when they host the defending-champion Raptors on Sunday.

Hawks vs. Trail Blazers Preview and Predictions

The Portland Trail Blazers seek their first home victory of the season as the Atlanta Hawks come to town Sunday, but at least Damian Lillard is putting on a show for the home fans. The Trail Blazers point guard scored a franchise-record 60 points Friday on 19-of-33 shooting from the field and a perfect 15-of-15 from the free-throw line, but didn’t get much help from his teammates in a 119-115 loss to Brooklyn that dropped Portland to 0-3 at home.

Nets vs. Suns Preview and Predictions

Opposing perimeter players aren't having much trouble scoring against the Brooklyn Nets, but Kyrie Irving is making sure their own offense keeps up. Irving and the Nets will try to push their winning streak to three straight when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Preview and Predictions

The New York Knicks will try to build on their first road win of the season when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have won 10 in a row at Madison Square Garden, on Sunday. After opening 0-5 on the road, the Knicks started fast and held on to win 106-102 at Dallas on Friday night.

Bucks vs. Thunder Preview and Predictions

The Milwaukee Bucks will try to recover from a difficult loss and clinch a winning four-game road trip when pay a visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. The Bucks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit at Utah on Friday before falling 103-100 on a buzzer-beater and dropping to 2-1 on the trip.

Hornets vs. 76ers Preview and Predictions

The first lengthy road trip of the season for the Philadelphia 76ers was a difficult one, and they'll hope to find their footing in familiar territory when the Charlotte Hornets pay a visit on Sunday. After beginning a four-game swing with a one-point win at Portland, the Sixers lost games at Phoenix, Utah and Denver, blowing a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter to fall to the Nuggets on Friday.

Pacers vs. Magic Preview and Predictions

The Orlando Magic were waiting for the offense to catch up to the defense and lead to some wins, and they may have just discovered the perfect balance. The Magic will try to earn back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Preview and Predictions

It looked like the Denver Nuggets would not see a third straight win before a furious fourth-quarter comeback against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. The Nuggets will try to put the game away a little earlier and push the winning streak to four in a row when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

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