It’s March Madness…just not in the NBA! As we all now, America’s productivity takes a massive dip during the opening week(end) of the NCAA tournament, but let’s not forget about a sneaky good six-game slate with stars and value scrub plays galore. Here is a look into the games:
Utah @ Cleveland
Utah comes into Cleveland on the tough road back-to-back, but they are fighting for playoff seeding so look for a top effort. Deron Williams takes on his former Jazz team that drafted him and where he played six seasons before bolting for Brooklyn, Dallas and now THE LAND.
Oklahoma City @ Toronto
This is a spot where two teams are fighting for their playoff seeding lives and Russ the GOAT takes center stage. Serge Ibaka spent seven seasons in OKC before signing in the off-season with Orlando. Then the trade deadline hit, and Serge got dealt to #WeTheNorth. Ibaka did travel back to Thunder country earlier this season and dropped 31 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in 36 minutes. I like this #revenge spot big time.
Memphis @ Atlanta
Memphis is on a road back-to-back and reserve Toney Douglas celebrates a birthday. That’s about it for this one. Tim Hardaway, Jr. also celebrates a birthday in this tilt.
Brooklyn @ New York
The battle of New York takes place tonight at Madison Square Garden where now Brooklyn Net Jeremy Lin takes his Linsanity allure to the place that catapulted his career. Quincy Acy also in a not so glamorous #revenge spot as well.
Los Angeles (Clippers) @ Denver
The Clippers are on a road back-to-back, but come in with birthday boy Blake Griffin looking to stay in that middle pack Western conference playoff race. Blake has just two birthday #narrative games to glean off of:
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Denver has a whole host of guys resting tomorrow such as Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and probably Kenneth Faried. At just $3,600 on FD, give me all the Juancho Hernangomez.
Orlando @ Golden State
Not much in the way of #narratives here, except for Matt Barnes #revenge game where he played just one season. Matt Barnes has a revenge game against practically half the league so who knows.
Special Happy Birthday to Joel Embiid who is not on the slate and out for the year, but he is still smashing off the court as evidenced by his social media accounts. Get well soon The Process!
As always, let us know what we missed @nbanarratives — Thank you and Good Luck!