Tonight’s NBA schedule features 12 different games across the league. The 7-0 Milwaukee Bucks remain undefeated tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 10:00pm on ESPN. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks play the Raptors tonight at 8:30 p.m. Doncic has a chance to break the record set by Wilt Chamberlain 60 years ago.
A dysfunctional Brooklyn Nets team will be on the road tonight against the Washington Wizards. The Nets are without Ben Simmons (knee), Seth Curry (ankle) and Kyrie Irving (suspended). Brooklyn also fired head coach Steve Nash earlier in the week. It was an exciting week for the team.
At 7:30 on ESPN, the 5-4 Chicago Bulls will be on the road to take on the 4-3 Boston Celtics. Boston as late. NBA betting sites have the Celtics at (+600) to win the Finals.
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5 things to expect in tonight’s 11/4 games
1. Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked impressive to start the season. They lost their first game of the season and have since gone on a six-game winning streak. Two of the last three games for the Cavs, they beat the Celtics in the OT and look like a top contender in the East. Cleveland recently traded Darius Garland for 29 points and 12 assists in his last game. The team looks to win its seventh straight game tonight.
It’s been a slow season for Detroit. They won their first game of the season and went on a five game losing streak. The Pistons entered the nightcap with a 2-7 record. Detroit had just a 26 percent chance of winning the game tonight, and they will need to play their best basketball yet if they want to stop the Cavs.
2. Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics
Chicago has played well in their last six games, winning 4-2. They recently beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-88 on Wednesday night. The Bulls are third in the Central Division and trying to get ahead of the 6-1 Cavaliers and 7-0 Milwaukee Bucks will be tough.
The Boston Celtics went 3-0 to start the season and went 1-3 in their next four games. Two of the last three games were lost to OT by the Knights. The game starts tonight at 7:30 PM on ESPN. Chicago has been playing well of late and the Celtics want to win badly.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 4, 2022
3. Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors entered tonight’s game with a 3-6 record and a four-game losing streak. The team lost all of its road games to start the season. With the last four games on the road, the team will be on the road tonight as well. It’s not how the NBA champions thought the season would start.
The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last six games and have a 4-3 record. Zion Williamson is back to full strength after missing the entire 2021-22 season. He leads the team in points (22.8) and steals per game (1.4). New Orleans had to deal with injuries to some of their starters early in the season. Will the Golden State Warriors lose their fifth straight game tonight?
4. Toronto Raptors vs Dallas Mavericks
After a 1-2 start to the season, the Toronto Raptors have won four of their last five games with a 5-3 record. Currently their first in the Atlantic Division. Pascal Siakam is the Raptors’ MVP so far this season. He has yet to miss a game and leads the team in points (25.6), rebounds (9.6) and assists (7.9) per game. He carried the team just like Nikola Jokic did for the Nuggets last season.
The Dallas Mavericks are 4-3 to start the season, but the real headlines are about Luka Doncic. If he scores 30 or more points tonight, he will tie the great Wilt Chamberlain for the second consecutive games in NBA history with 30+ at eight games. He’s playing at an MVP level to start the season, and when you’re paired with NBA legends like Chamberlain, that’s never bad company.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 4, 2022
5. Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
Portland is 5-2 to start the season and is in first place in the Northwest Division. Damian Lillard is not traveling with the team for tonight’s game at Phoenix with a calf injury. The Blazers have SG Anfernee Simons listed as questionable for tonight’s game due to left leg swelling. Lillard and Simmons are the two leading scorers in their lineup.
The Phoenix Suns have lost just one game this season. The only loss was to the OT Trail Blazers and the Suns will be looking for revenge. After the loss in Portland, the Suns have won five straight and are looking to make it six tonight. Cameron Johnson started all seven games for the Suns this year because the team and Jae Crowder did not reach a contract agreement. Johnson has stepped into a starting role and is playing well for the Suns.