Celtics vs. Mavericks Preview

NBA Schedule Today, March 1, 2024 – Game info - Celtics at Mavericks

2023-24 NBA Regular Season Game
Game: Mavericks (27-3 Home; 19-9 Away) vs. Dallas Mavericks (18-13; 16-12)
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 7:30 p.m EST
Venue: TD Bank Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV Channel: ESPN. Live Stream: NBAApp

Boston has not lost a game since February 1 when the Los Angeles Lakers came to town and won despite sitting LeBron James and Anthony Davis. That made folks start dumping on the Celtics as a fake team, but all we have seen from them since then is wins, along with Jayson Tatum trying to become the face and voice of the league moving forward. Tatum is an outlier in the Most Valuable Player race, currently listed with odds of +4000, which bears watching because he is the best player on the best team, and somebody on the Celtics needs to win some kind of individual award, one would think. NBA award voters are a fickle bunch, but they do put a premium on winning … which the Celtics are doing better than anyone. Boston is 46-12 for a winning percentage of .793, well ahead of Minnesota’s 42-17 record and .712 win percentage. If Boston can defeat Dallas and Golden State this weekend, that win percentage gets into the .800s, and Tatum’s viability as an MVP candidate grows.

Celtics vs. Mavericks Injury Report

Doncic is listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain, while the Celtics are not reporting any injuries to their regulars.

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Pacers vs. Pelicans Game Preview

NBA Schedule Today, March 1, 2024 – Game info - Pacers at Pelicans

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Indiana Pacers (20-12 Home; 14-18 Away) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (17-12; 18-13)
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: Smoothie King Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Channel: Bally Sports Indiana, Bounce TV, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBAApp

This is a matchup of two middle-of-the-pack teams who have championship aspirations but may need another year to get to that level. We shall see. Indiana went out and acquired Pascal Siakam because the Pacers want to contend this year, and the Pels have been getting consistently good games from Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum and are currently battling the Phoenix Suns for the 5-seed in the West. NBA basketball is a momentum game and a matchup game when it comes to the playoffs, and this is a quality meeting of two very good teams.

Pacers vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Indiana guard Aaron Nesmith is questionable with a right ankle sprain, and forward Doug McDermott is out with a calf strain. The Pelicans are listing center Cody Zeller as available, wearing a face mask.

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Bucks vs. Bulls Preview

NBA Schedule Today, March 1, 2024 – Game info - Bucks at Bulls

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Milwaukee Bucks (24-7 Home; 15-14 Away) vs. Chicago Bulls (16-14; 12-11)
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 10 p.m. EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: NBC Sports Chicago, Fox Sports Wisconsin, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBAApp

Milwaukee played in Charlotte last night and won by 12 to sweep the season series, and this will be the second of a road back-to-back, a situation NBA teams are facing a lot less than they did in the past. The Bucks are an NBA-best 12-3-0 against the spread with rest disadvantage this season. They are 3.5-point favorites in this one against a team they have a regional rivalry with and have gone 2-1 against this season, with two of the games going to overtime. Chicago has been off since Wednesday when the Bulls had one of their highest-quality victories of the season, defeating the Cavs in double-overtime behind 35 points from DeMar DeRozan and 26 rebounds from Andre Drummond.

Bulls vs. Bucks Injury Report

Chicago regulars Lonzo Ball, Patrick Williams and Zach LaVine have been out for the season for quite some time, and point guard Alex Caruso is questionable with a right hamstring strain. The Bucks are listing Antetokounmpo as probable with knee soreness, which they do every game. Khris Middleton remains out with an ankle sprain.

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Wizards vs. Clippers Game Preview

NBA Schedule Today, March 1, 2024 – Game info - Wizards at Clippers

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Washington Wizards (3-25 Home; 6-25 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers New Orleans Pelicans (17-12; 18-13)
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles California
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington, Bally Sports SoCal, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBAApp

Washington came oh so close to ending its losing streak against the Lakers late last night, only to have LeBron James do what he does while also getting 40 points from Anthony Davis as Los Angeles won in overtime. Jordan Poole came back to life for the Wizards and scored 34 points, although he missed a potential game-winner at the end of regulation. His 38 minutes were the team’s second-most behind Deni Avdija’s 40. Poole has now gone for 20 in two of the last three games, silencing those who have called him the worst offseason free agency signing of the summer of 2023. The Clips are coming off a fourth-quarter meltdown loss against the Lakers.

Wizards vs. Clippers Injury Report

Paul George of the Clippers is questionable with a sore knee, and center Ivica Zubac is questionable with an undisclosed illness. The Wizards are not reporting any injuries to their regulars.

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