MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – The NBA schedule for Tuesday, November 1, with Cleveland, San Antonio and Golden State all in action.
The Cavaliers, who are the ESPN Basketball Power Rankings top side, according to the latest release on Monday, go in search of their fourth win of the season against the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena.
CAVS LOOK TO KEEP ROLLING
LeBron James heads into this game averaging 21 points, 10 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game and shooting 50-percent from the floor, and he and his Cleveland teammates are listed as 9-point favourites against the Rockets.
The Cavaliers are scoring 105.3 points per game, which is 12th in the league and allowing 92.7, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Houston (2-1) will look to guard James Harden, who is averaging 29.3 points and 10.3 assists per game to provide the main power on offense, with Clint Capela, the team leader in the rebounds and blocks column, directing the team on the defensive side.
SAN ANTONIO LOOKS TO GO 5-0
Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs (4-0) head into tonight’s NBA schedule against the Utah Jazz in search of their fifth straight victory in the young season.
Leonard, who has been given the freedom of leading the team, following the retirement of Tim Duncan after last year’s playoffs, is averaging 28 points per game and has 30+ performances so far from four appearances this campaign.
San Antonio has already defeated the Warriors, Kings, Pelicans and Heat this season.
Meanwhile, George Hill is tallying 20 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game this season for the Jazz, who were beaten 88-75 by the Clippers in their last outing.
WARRIORS V TRAIL BLAZERS A MUST SEE
The highlighted NBA game to watch live on Tuesday night in the Western Conference battle between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Both teams are much improved since they last met in the playoffs last season, while the fixture will include two of the top five early leading scorers in the lead at the time of this report.
For Portland, Damian Lillard, who is expected to be in the MVP discussions again this season, is averaging 35 points per game, which is fourth in the league, while Kevin Durant of the Warriors is putting up 31 points per contest for his new team.
Lillard is also pulling down 8.0 rebounds and dishing out 5.3 assists for the Trail Blazers, with Durant also contributing 10.3 boards and 4.7 assists for Golden State.
With the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green also in the line-up, the Warriors are being back as 5-point favourites to win Tuesday night’s game.
Tuesday, November 1
Match Time (ET)
Houston at Cleveland 6:00 PM NBATV
Orlando at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana 7:00 PM
Sacramento at Miami 7:30 PM
New York at Detroit 7:30 PM
Milwaukee at New Orleans 8:00 PM
Memphis at Minnesota 8:00 PM 7
Utah at San Antonio 8:30 PM 318
Golden State at Portland 10:00 PM NBATV