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NBA Games of the Week (4/12-4/18)

Monday April 12th

76ers vs Mavericks: Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid go head-to-head in a matchup of playoff teams in their respective conferences. How will Dallas decide to use their new addition JJ Redick? Can Philadelphia prove that they can beat the top tier of teams in this league?

Tuesday April 13th

Heat vs Suns: It's a matchup of two of the best leaders we have in the NBA. Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul will face off. Miami has struggled this season while Phoenix has been the "surprise" of the league with the addition of Paul.

Celtics vs Blazers: Boston has been disappointing so far this year, but they are hovering just above .500 right now. They come to Portland to take on Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and new addition Norman Powell.

Wednesday April 14th

Nets vs 76ers: Kevin Durant returned from injury and the Nets almost have their super team at full strength. If Harden can return from his absence we can see our first possible matchup of the best two teams in the Eastern Conference. Basically it is Joel Embiid against the "Monstars".

Heat vs Nuggets: Still undefeated since trading for Aaron Gordon, Denver gets Miami on the second night of a back to back. Of all the teams in the league Miami might matchup the best with Denver on the defensive end. Bam against Jokic, Jimmy against Jamal Murray or Gordon. This should be fun.

Thursday April 15th

Celtics vs Lakers: No Lebron or Anthony Davis for the Lakers still, but that didn't stop them from taking down the Nets on Saturday night. Will they be able to do the same against Boston in the best rivalry in the NBA?

Friday April 16th

Clippers vs 76ers: The Clippers are winners of 4 straight games after adding Rajon Rondo at the trade deadline. Could he have been the leader that Kawhi and Paul George needed? How will their lack of size matchup with Joel Embiid?

Saturday April 17th

Jazz vs Lakers: The #1 seed in the West vs the reigning champs. This could be Anthony Davis' first game back from injury per reports. Regardless, the Jazz beat up on teams that aren't on their level. Donovan Mitchell has scored 35+ points in 3 straight games.

Grizzlies vs Bucks: Hard to pass up on a game between 2 of the most explosive players in today's game. Ja Morant and Giannis Antetokoumpo are so much fun to watch. The Grizzlies are on the edge of the playoff race so they need every win they can get. It is going to be tough against Giannis and co.

Sunday April 18th

Trail Blazers vs Hornets: Not the most exciting end to the week, but the Hornets have surprised everyone this season. Since LaMelo Ball was ruled out for the rest of the regular season and Gordon Hayward is out for an extended period yet they are still finding ways to win. Lillard and McCollum vs Devonta Graham and Terry Rozier is an awesome backcourt matchup.

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