Lots of action on tap this Friday! There are 11 games tonight, but what's worth watching?
Thunder at Suns
Since I'm hearing the Bulls new players won't be available tonight, this will be my game to watch until Lakers-Hornets. I want to see how the Suns play under Gentry (even though A'mare's out), I did not see them slash the Clipps. I also know it won't be near as easy to blowout the Thunder, they play hard. The last time each team played each other, both situations were very different. The Thunder were losing a lot more (they have been better, but they're still up and down) and the Suns were probably still trying to slow it down on offense.
The Suns will win, but I'm betting Durant gets 35+ points. He's been on a hell of a tear lately. For bettors, the Suns are favored by 7.5. That's a solid bet, but you never know when the Thunder will steal a game.
Other previews: Daily Thunder, Valley of the Suns
Hornets at Lakers
This will be somewhat close, or a Lakers blowout. I haven't been a huge Hornets fan this year, the only way they can play with a contender is a big night from CP3 or David West. They simply don't have enough to contend with the big dogs. Still, anytime you have Kobe and CP3, you have entertainment.
The Lakers are favored by 8.5. That is a little more worrying to me, I would bet on the Suns before I bet against CP3 having a big game in LA. But, LA should win by 5+.
Other previews: Hornets247, Forum Blue & Gold
So sit back tonight and enjoy some Friday hoops!