What’s better than a busy NBA night to start the week? This Monday, the program is very heavy with eight meetings that will put in the hands of sacred customers. From the Blazers traveling to Wisconsin, to the Jazz continuing its symphony in Los Angeles, to the Falcons stopping in Cleveland… Menu please!
THIS IS FOR LAST NIGHT’S RECAP
# THE PROGRAM
- 1 hour: Cavaliers–Hawks
- 1 hour: Pacers–Magic
- 2 hours: Thunder–Knicks
- 2 hours: Pelicans–Warriors (on beIN Sports 3)
- 2 hours : Bucks – Blazers (on beIN Sports 4)
- 2 hours: Bulls–Celtics
- 2 hours: Balloons–Heat
- 4h: Clippers-Jazz
# DON’T WORSE
10 wins for 6 losses, the balance of the Hawks and the Cavaliers is the same. Both franchises are off to a successful start to the season and are among the strongest in the East behind the Celtics and Bucks. So inevitably, when the 3rd turned to the 4th, we took out the popcorn and quietly waited for the pestacle to start. It must be said that there will be some great artists on the floor in Cleveland: Trae Young in a duel against Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell against Dejounte Murray, Clint Capela and John Collins against Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley… In other words , this match is worth its weight in gold and we are likely to enjoy it from 1am. For the Birds, only Bogdan Bogdanovic is definitely out, while De’Andre Hunter is uncertain (illness). The Ohio Cavalry will need to be without Dean Wade, while Kevin Love (thumb) and Caris LeVert (ankle) remain questionable. In the form of the moment, it is a small advantage for the Cavs who remain on a two-game winning streak while the Hawks have to fight to grab a win against the Raptors in the last game.
Who said that such a big program had to say two gala posters. So after the shock of the East, head to the Far West to find an equally enticing matchup: the Clippers taking on the Jazz. One of these two franchises has the best record in the Western Conference with 12 wins and 6 losses and inevitably, this team is… the Jazz. The Mormons are no longer happy and will pass a new test against Tyronn Lue’s troops. With two consecutive wins against the Suns and the Blazers, the musicians will hang the Clippers’ scalp well on their beautiful hunting board. But two victories also separate the Jazz and Clipps in the rankings… when we tell you it’s surprising. Rudy Gay and Mike Conley are injured, they will not join the party. On the edge of Los Angeles, Luke Kennard is in the infirmary. Paul George still doesn’t know if he wants to compete with Lauri Markkanen, so the LA winger is listed on everyday. Don’t panic for Clippers fans, Kawhi Leonard will be there and he doesn’t intend to attend the Jazz concert without taking the box. You have been warned, this is a fine duel to be held at around 4:30 am in California.
# ALSO WATCH
- Indiana will try to get its tenth victory of the season against Orlando, which will allow the Pacers to consolidate their 5th place in the East… Don’t look, there are no valves in this sentence.
- What face will the Knicks show in Oklahoma tonight? Denver or the one that brings Tom Thibodeau closer to the exit? Watch out, the Thunder won’t hesitate to strike New York again.
- Klay Thompson went 2/15 swinging in the Warriors’ loss to the Pelicans, ruining a morning for a bunch of TTFL players. No, we’re kidding because Klay won’t play, but think about it anyway.
- The third from the West (Portland) to try to hunt a deer in Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Be careful, the time master is not there to direct Oregon’s watchmakers.
- All is bad with the Bulls, all is well with the Celtics, as you will be told that confrontation can fold quickly. We’ll also be keeping an eye on a Zach LaVine that’s more aggressive than ever.
- Karl-Anthony Towns can breathe easy, Jimmy Butler shouldn’t play tonight. Inevitably, that takes a bit of the prestige out of a meeting that depends on the players wanting to be there, hello Anthony Edwards.
Heavy traffic jam is expected from 2 am on NBA roads. The first seven games from the program then ends to make way for a tantalizing showdown between the Clippers and the Western Conference leader, the Jazz. We take a deep breath, prepare the thermos and meet at 1 am for the first strings.