The Latest on the Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, 101-94. Lakers Nation’s Daniel Buerge provides us with a quarter-by-quarter recap of last night’s game. [LakersNation]
Ron Artest said he will spend his rescinded ejection money on burgers. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina]
The Latest on the NBA
The Atlanta Hawks have signed Damien Wilkins to another 10-day contract. [NBA.com]
Carmelo Anthony said that he is not going to make his decision in the same manner LeBron James did last summer. [Slam Magazine]
NBA Game Previews for January 18th, 2011
Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat- NBA TV- 7:30 P.M. EST/ 4:30 P.M. PST
Hawks- (27-15) Heat- (30-12)
The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Miami to take on their division rivals. The Hawks are coming off a win vs. the Kings on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and they look to carry the momentum to South Beach. The Hawks have by far more depth than the Heat, and they are fully capable of winning.
The Heat have lost three straight games, and Bosh and LeBron are questionable for tonight’s game. The Heat will surely miss their two stars, and Dwayne Wade cannot single-handedly beat the Hawks. If Bosh and LeBron are to miss this game, the Hawks will have no problem vs. the Heat.
Prediction: Hawks win
Charlotte Bobcats at Charlotte Bobcats- 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass
Bulls- (28-13) Bobcats- (15-24)
The Chicago Bulls will return home after their win vs. the Grizzlies yesterday. The Bulls will be without Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, but they should not need them in this game. Derrick Rose has carried the scoring load before, and expect him to do it again.
The Bobcats are having a sub-par season, but they have improved after hiring coach Paul Silas. However, the Bobcats do not play well against good teams and have trouble guarding opposing point guards. Derrick Rose and the Bulls should win this game behind their home-court crowd.
Prediction: Bulls win