Key NBA Match-Ups to Watch: November 24-30, 2019
NBA Game #1: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors
We get a potential NBA playoff series preview with the 76ers and the Raptors on November 25. Both teams are solid Eastern Conference foes this season and have solid star players in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons for Philadelphia. For the Raptors, they are led by Pascal Siakam, who is a sleeper in the MVP race so far and Fred VanVleet is showing he was more than just a one series wonder from last year’s NBA Finals. The Raptors will be without their co-star, Kyle Lowry, who is still about a week away from returning to action. Regardless, this will be an intriguing match-up to watch, especially if you’re paying attention to the Eastern Conference postseason picture.
NBA Game #2: Miami Heat at Houston Rockets
For those who have League Pass, this game should definitely be on your radar. Of course, we have one of the most exciting back-courts in basketball consisting of Russell Westbrook and James Harden. On the other side, we have Jimmy Butler leading the promising young core of the Miami Heat. For a West vs. East match-up, this is certainly an interesting match-up on both sides of the floor. It will be interesting to see who Butler matches up with on the defensive end and whether or not he can slow down the high-powered offense of the Houston Rockets. All in all, this promises to be a great game.
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
The Celtics and Nets will meet up twice this week. The first game will be televised, but Kyrie Irving will miss the game. Kemba Walker will also most likely miss some time after a gruesome neck injury suffered in a loss against the Denver Nuggets last week. However, the re-match in Brooklyn on November 29 should be a good one as well. Kyrie Irving should be back and we might even see Kemba Walker in action sooner rather than later considering his prognosis is better than originally thought by the NBA collective.
This promises to be a chippy game and it is going to be one of the underrated to games to keep an eye on for this week. These are the three games to watch for this week which are not going to be nationally televised. They should be great entertainment for those looking for NBA games outside of the normally televised games on ESPN and NBATV this week.
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