Lakers vs Celtics Preview

NBA Schedule Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Game info - Lakers at Celtics

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Lakers (17-8 home; 7-17 road vs Celtics (22-2 home; 15-9 away)
Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Mass
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: NBA App

The Lakers are a mess, having lost their last two games by 16 points against the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets, with pressure on team president Rob Pelinka to make a deal that upgrades the talent around franchise centerpieces Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The Lakers are said to be willing to offer multiple first-round picks, but there are conflicting reports on whether they would be willing to include Austin Reaves. More likely to be moved are Rui Hachimura, Gabe Vincent, Max Christie and/or rookie Jalen Hood-Schifino. The Celtics, meanwhile, have won two in a row as they reach the midpoint of a seven-game homestand.

Lakers vs. Celtics Injury Report

Davis is questionable with a hip strain and a sore Achilles, James is questionable with a sore ankle, and Cam Reddish is out with a sprained ankle. Boston is not reporting any injuries to its regulars.

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Pacers vs. Knicks Preview

NBA Schedule Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Game info - Pacers at Knicks

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Pacers (16-9 home; 11-12 away) vs Knicks (17-5 Home; 14-12 Away)
Date: February 1, 2024
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TV Channel: MSG Network, Bally Sports Indiana, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBA App

The Knicks are coming off their best January in franchise history, going 14-2 despite losing starters Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle to injuries. Villanova products Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart and Donte DiVincenzo have been fantastic, the trade for Anunoby ended the waiting game for Barrett to become a consistent player, and last year’s trade acquisition, Hart, has been the same type of glue guy for the Knicks as Bruce Brown was to the Nuggets a year ago when Denver won the NBA championship. Indiana has been bolstered by the addition of Siakam in a trade with Toronto, and the Pacers now have All-Star Tyrese Haliburton back from a hamstring injury. The Pacers have won three of their last four, the loss coming at Boston two nights ago. They are 3.5-point underdogs.

Knicks vs. Pacers Injury Report

Robinson (broken foot) and Randle (dislocated shoulder) are out, Anunoby is questionable with elbow inflammation, and Quentin Grimes is questionable with a sprained right knee. Listed as questionable for the Pacers are Haliburton (hamstring soreness), T.J. McConnell (non-COVID illness) and Bennedict Mathurin with a sprained right toe.

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Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies Preview

NBA Schedule Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Game info - Cavaliers at Grizzlies

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: Cavaliers (17-8 home; 12-8 away) vs Grizzlies (5-16 Home; 13-13 Away)
Date: February 1, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn
TV Channel: Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBA App

What we have here are two teams going in dramatically opposite directions. The Cavs are whole again with Evan Mobley back from a knee injury and Darius Garland back from a broken jaw. Donovan Mitchell is coming off a January in which he averaged 28.6 points and 7.6 assists. In his last game, he scored 45 against the Pistons, and he also had 45 earlier in the month against Brooklyn in Paris. The Grizzlies have been decimated by injuries and are using three players on special hardship exemption contracts, which are given to teams that have lost multiple players due to injuries, which is certainly the case here. Cleveland is favored by just 7.5 points, which is a head-scratcher, especially given the Grizzlies abysmal home record.

Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies Injury Report

For Memphis, Ja Morant (shoulder), Desmond Bane (ankle), Steven Adams (knee), Marcus Smart (finger), Brandon Clarke (Achilles) and Ziaire Williams (hand) are all listed as out. Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (hamstring) are doubtful, and Jon Konchar (ankle) is questionable. The Cavs are not reporting any injuries.

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76ers vs. Jazz Preview

NBA Schedule Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Game info - Sixers at Jazz

2023-24 NBA Regular Season
Game: 76ers (17-6 home; 12-11 away) vs Jazz (15-6 Home; 9-19 Away)
Date: February 1, 2024
Time: 10 p.m. EST
Venue: Vivent Smart Home Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV Channel: NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: NBAApp, KJZZ.

The biggest storyline surrounding this game is the absence of Joel Embiid, whose MVP chances continue to nosedive. After tonight, he can only miss four more games before becoming ineligible for the Most Valuable Player award, something he looked to be running away with (his odds dropped to -105) after he scored 70 points against the Spurs two Mondays ago. Paul Reed will likely get the replacement minutes, and other backups should be out in full force because injuries could also keep Tyrese Maxey and Marcus Morris out of this game. The Jazz are playing their first home game since Jan. 18 after a five-game road trip. Their next three opponents are the Bucks, Thunder and Suns. A poor stretch gives increased playoff hopes to the Rockets and Warriors.

76ers vs. Jazz Injury Report

Embiid (ankle) is out. Maxey is questionable with an ankle sprain and Marcus Morris is doubtful with plantar fasciitis. D’Anthony Melton is out with a bad back, Robert Covington is out with a bone bruise in his left knee, and Nicolas Batum is questionable with a sore left hamstring. The Jazz are reporting no injuries.

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