Monday, December 6
Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7:00 p.m. ET
This is the first of two straight games between these teams in Charlotte, with the second game taking place on Wednesday night. Can Hornets snap a 14-game losing streak to the Sixers that dates back to the 2016-17 season (Charlotte’s last win on Nov. 2, 2016)? They will have to do so shorthanded as four players are currently in health and safety protocols. However, the Hornets are coming off a win over Atlanta despite missing three members of their starting lineup.
Orlando at Golden State, 10:00 p.m. ET
Steph Curry 3-point watch is on entering Week 8 as he needs just 23 3-pointers to break Ray Allen’s all-time record (2,973). This season, Curry is averaging 5.6 3-pointers made at home on 41.5% shooting. In 18 career games against Orlando, Curry has 76 3-pointers (4.2 per game) and has shot 45.5% from beyond the arc.
Tuesday, December 7
New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. ET
The Spurs enter Week 8 riding a four-game win streak and will look to keep it alive against Phoenix on Monday before facing New York in Tuesday’s only League Pass game. The Knicks are looking to snap a three-game skid as they currently sit just outside the play-in field in the East.
Wednesday, December 8
Brooklyn at Houston, 8:00 p.m. ET
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Houston Rockets are the first team in NBA, NHL, MLB or NFL history to ever win six straight games immediately following a losing streak of 15 games or more. The Rockets will look to extend this improbable streak to seven games when they open up Week 8 against Brooklyn – their toughest test during this streak.
Thursday, December 9
Los Angeles at Memphis, 8:00 p.m. ET
Since losing Ja Morant on Nov. 26 against Atlanta, the Memphis Grizzlies have not only not lost, they have yet to trail, in any of the four games they have played without their star guard. During that run, they also made NBA history with their record 73-point win over OKC. Can they keep this momentum going against the Lakers on Thursday – and try to avenge a loss to Los Angeles from the opening week of the season?
Friday, December 10
Los Angeles at Oklahoma City, 8:00 p.m. ET
Oklahoma City’s first two wins of the season both came against the Lakers, and both came while overcoming massive deficits. They trailed by 26 points late in the first half before rallying for an eight-point win on Oct. 27; and they trailed by 19 midway through the second quarter before outscoring the Lakers 82-60 the rest of the way to pick up a three-point win. What does round three of this matchup entail?
Saturday, December 11
Chicago at Miami, 8:00 p.m. ET
This is a battle between the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds in the Eastern Conference entering Week 8. Miami won the first meeting in Chicago on Nov. 27 as five Heat players in double figures overcame a combined 50 points from the Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso. The Bulls have won three straight since that loss to Miami, including a pair of road wins in New York City – four point wins over the Knicks and Nets. Meanwhile, the Heat are just 1-3 since that win over Chicago and will be without Bam Adebayo due to a thumb injury.
Sunday, December 12
Milwaukee at New York, 12:00 p.m. ET
This is the third meeting of the season between the Bucks and Knicks, they split the first two games with the road team winning both games. The Knicks have held Giannis Antetokounmpo to just 20.0 ppg on 37.5% shooting – his second-lowest marks in both categories against any team, the lowest against a team he’s faced more than once so far this season. However, Giannis missed the last two games of Week 7 due to calf soreness and is questionable for Monday’s game. Will he be back in the lineup by the weekend?