The San Antonio Spurs have lost their last three games entering Saturday and need a win in the worst way as they continue their current eight-game road trip. Next stop for San Antonio: Salt Lake City, where it has dropped the last four games against the Utah Jazz. The Spurs will need DeMar DeRozan to continue a strong start to the month of February in this one.
Meanwhile, the marquee matchup of the night features the Houston Rockets hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have been playing sensational basketball as they’ve won nine of their last 10 games. The Rockets have won three consecutive games and James Harden continues to make history with his scoring streak of 30 or more points. Can The Beard extend his run to 29 games against his former team?
NBA schedule for Saturday, Feb. 9
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Knee soreness sidelines Giannis
Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be in action on Saturday night as he has been ruled out of the game against the Magic in Orlando with knee soreness. The good news for the Bucks is that the issue isn’t supposed to linger and cause Antetokounmpo to miss much, if any, additional time. With Antetokounmpo out, Ersan Ilyasova and Tony Snell will see additional bumps in playing time.