How to win $25,000 on Nets vs. Jazz and the NBA Wednesday slate
By Kevin Cooney
Special to FOX Sports
Are you in, or are you out?
Wednesday night is the final evening before NBA general managers have to push their chips into the middle of the table for the NBA trade deadline and declare whether they are making an honest run at an NBA title – or whether they're already looking ahead to next season.
Wednesday is also a really great night on the court, highlighted by the Celtics' trying to get back on track against the Bucks while the Nets travel to Utah to face the West-leading Jazz in a possible Finals preview.
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To get you ready to win big, here’s the night’s schedule and what to watch for.
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
These are two teams clearly standing out as sellers on the outside of the playoff race, though Indiana currently sits 10th and could end up getting into the play-in round.
The Pacers have lost six straight games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and they could be without Malcolm Brogdon, who has been bothered by a back injury, and Myles Turner, who has been bothered by an ankle injury.
Indiana allowed 140 points to Milwaukee on Monday without Giannis Antetokoumpo. Still, the Pacers are favored to win by 6.5 points, according to FOX Bet.
Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET
With the Raptors calling Tampa home this season, this is the second game of a Florida swing for the Nuggets, who got 28 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists from Nikola Jokic in a 110-99 win over Orlando on Tuesday night.
In fact, Jokic has averaged 30.3 points the past three games, and with the injury to LeBron James, he has surged into the lead in the MVP race.
The Raptors are in full-fledged sell mode, losing nine straight – including snapping Houston’s 20-game losing streak on Monday – and reportedly taking calls on point guard and franchise baluster Kyle Lowry, who could be heavily sought after by his hometown 76ers and the Miami Heat. Add it all up, and Toronto is a 2.5-point underdog.
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 p.m. ET
The Bucks are making their push in the East, hanging right behind Philadelphia and Brooklyn while creating separation with the rest of the conference. Antetokoumpo could be making an MVP run with both Joel Embiid and James on the sideline – except Giannis’ left knee is acting up, and his status for Wednesday is uncertain.
Meanwhile, the Celtics are below .500 at 21-22 and have been brutal on the road, going 8-15 away from TD Garden. Jayson Tatum missed Monday night’s game because of illness, so his status is something to watch Wednesday, which is the first of back-to-back games against the Bucks at Fiserv Forum.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. ET
In the new, expanded playoff formula, the Bulls, who sit ninth in the East, would get into the mini-tournament with a chance of getting into the main dance. They're also expected to win by six against the Cavs, according to the FOX Bet point spread.
However, Chicago has lost three of its past four. Zach LaVine continues to emerge as a superstar for the Bulls, putting up 28.2 points and 4.9 assists per game.
Meanwhile, Cleveland starts four straight on the road after losing to Sacramento on Monday at home. Collin Sexton has played well, averaging 24.0 points a game.
LA Clippers at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. ET
This is a possible playoff preview in the West, as the Clippers – who have a path in front of them to leapfrog the Lakers without James and Anthony Davis for the foreseeable future – head to Texas for the first of a back-to-back in the Alamo City.
Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz, 10 p.m. ET
The shorthanded Nets play the second of three games out West without Kyrie Irving, who is missing the trip to deal with a family issue, and Kevin Durant, who is still bothered by a hamstring injury. Irving did have 29 to lead the way in a 130-96 win over Utah in January.
Utah finally returns home for only its second game in Salt Lake City since Feb. 24. Donovan Mitchell has been outstanding, averaging 31 PPG over the past four, in which Utah is 3-1.
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