Rooting Interests: West Has More On the Line Thursday
Atlanta would love to see the Lakers steal a win in Wisconsin against the Milwaukee Bucks to push the struggling Bucks further into the #8 hole. You can never have enough cushion in the NBA, and a five game lead could disappear fast.
There’s also reason to want Dallas to beat the Indiana Pacers. A win for the Mavericks would pull the Hawks to within 4.5 of Indiana for third in the conference. Still it seems like a stretch, anything can happen in this league. And every game certainly matters. Plus, if Dallas wins, they get to finally shave their beards. And that would be a service to us all.
Every other major player in the East is idle tonight.
Teams to root for: Lakers, Mavericks
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