This Friday brings NBA fans a few fantastic high-profile matchups and fun NBA player props to choose. The slate includes the first game this season between the Clippers and Lakers at Staples Center and an immediate rematch between the Warriors and the Suns after Phoenix edged Golden State, 102-96, at home on Tuesday.
The Suns extended their franchise-best win streak to 18 games with a win over Detroit last night and head to Chase Center to try and end Golden State’s 10-game home win streak. Devin Booker (hamstring) is out for that contest. LeBron James (COVID) is expected to play after producing a false positive test on Tuesday and Anthony Davis (wrist) is questionable for the Lakers.
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Karl-Anthony Towns (tailbone) and Anthony Edwards (illness) are questionable to suit up for Minnesota in Brooklyn, while the Heat lost Bam Adebayo (thumb) indefinitely and have ruled out Jimmy Butler (tailbone) tonight in Indiana.
The Celtics start a tough road trip in Utah without Jaylen Brown (hamstring) and Zion Williamson (foot) is still a couple weeks away from making his debut for New Orleans.
Mavericks G Luka Doncic
Doncic is starting to heat up after a slow start under Jason Kidd. He’s averaging 27.8 PPG and 11.5 APG with a 36.6% usage rate over his last six contests and just dropped 28 points over 27 minutes in a blowout win at New Orleans. Now facing the Pelicans at home, he’s a good bet to top 36.5 combined points and assists against a poor defensive team.
Doncic leads the NBA in both usage rate and assist rate (45.7%) and the Pelicans give up the third-most APG (25.7) on the road. He’s averaging 32 PPG and 8.8 APG over his last five home games against New Orleans.
Nets G James Harden
The Nets have limited scoring options outside of Kevin Durant and Harden, so The Beard has become less of a facilitator and more of a pure scorer in recent weeks. He’s averaging 26.6 PPG with a 32.2% usage rate over his last five home games and has a much higher usage rate (29.4%) when playing at home over the course of the season.
The Wolves come to town tonight and they’ve been elite defensively at home, but drop from third to 27th in PPG allowed (114.7) when playing on the road this season. Brooklyn’s Team Total sits at 115.5 points and Harden should play a big role in approaching that number.