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    Sunday, December 31


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    Trend Report
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    CHICAGO @ WASHINGTON
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
    Chicago is 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games
    Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
    Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago

    MINNESOTA @ INDIANA
    Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
    Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

    BROOKLYN @ BOSTON
    Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Brooklyn's last 14 games
    Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
    Boston is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

    MEMPHIS @ SACRAMENTO
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
    Memphis is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Sacramento
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing at home against Memphis
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Memphis

    DALLAS @ OKLAHOMA CITY
    Dallas is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
    Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas

    LA LAKERS @ HOUSTON
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers's last 9 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home

    CHARLOTTE @ LA CLIPPERS
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    LA Clippers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
    LA Clippers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte

    PHILADELPHIA @ PHOENIX
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
    Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

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    • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
      GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


      CHI at WAS 03:30 PM
      CHI +7.5
      O 212.0

      MIN at IND 05:00 PM
      MIN -2.5
      O 209.0


      BK at BOS 05:30 PM
      BK +10.0
      U 209.0

      MEM at SAC 07:00 PM
      SAC -2.5
      U 195.0

      LAL at HOU 07:00 PM
      HOU -15.0
      O 227.5

      DAL at OKC 07:00 PM
      DAL +6.0
      U 203.0


      CHA at LAC 07:00 PM
      LAC -2.5
      U 213.5

      PHI at PHO 08:00 PM
      PHO +3.0
      O 221.0

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      • SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY JANUARY 1, 2018
        Time (ET) Away Home Site
        7:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centre
        7:30 PM Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center
        8:00 PM Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center
        8:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls United Center

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        [B]DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

        12/31/2017 9-7-0 56.25% +6.50
        12/30/2017 9-5-0 64.29% +17.50
        12/29/2017 10-8-0 55.56% +6.00
        12/28/2017 5-4-1 55.56% +3.00
        12/27/2017 N O P L A Y S
        12/26/2017 N O P L A Y S
        12/25/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
        12/23/2017 10-15-0 40.00% -32.50
        12/22/2017 7-9-1 43.75% -14.50
        12/21/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
        12/20/2017 14-6-0 70.00% +37.00
        12/19/2017 3-3-0 50.00% -1.50
        12/18/2017 7-13-0 35.00% -36.50
        12/17/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
        12/16/2017..........NO PLAYS
        12/15/2017 13-6-0 68.42% +32.00
        12/14/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
        12/13/2017 3-6-0 33.33% -18.00
        12/12/2017 5-9-0 35.71% -24.50
        12/11/2017......... NO PLAYS
        12/10/2017 6-6-0 50.00% -3.00
        12/09/2017 6-13-0 31.58% -41.50
        12/08/2017 7-9-0 43.75% -14.50
        12/07/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
        12/06/2017 10-8-2 55.55% +6.00
        12/05/2017 5-1-0 83.33% +19.50
        12/04/2017 6-10-0 37.50% -25.00
        12/03/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
        12/02/2017 7-8-1 46.66% -9.00
        12/01/2017 4-12-0 30.00% -46.00

        Totals.........162- 180......47.36%.......-180.00

        BEST BETS:.......................ATS................... ......UNITS...........................O/U............................UNITS

        12/31/2017.................3 - 4..........................-7.00..................................2 - 1.......................+4.50
        12/30/2017.................2 - 3..........................-6.50...................................4 - 1......................+14.50
        12/29/2017.................4 -3...........................+3.50................. ................2 - 2........................-1.00
        12/28/2017.................2 - 1..........................+4.50.................. ..............2 - 3.........................-6.50
        12/27/2017.............................................N O P L A Y S................................................. .........0.00
        12/26/2017............................................ N O P L A Y S................................................. .........0.00
        12/25/2017..................1 - 3........................-11.50..................................3 - 1.......................+9.50
        12/23/2017..................4 - 6........................-13.00.................................4 - 6........................-13.00
        12/22/2017..................2 - 3.........................-6.50..................................3 - 3........................-1.50
        12/21/2017..................2 - 3.........................-6.50..................................3 - 2........................+4.50
        12/20/2017..................7 - 2........................+24.00................... ............4 - 2........................+9.00
        12/19/2017..................1 - 2.........................-6.00..................................2 - 1.......................+4.50
        12/18/2017..................2 - 5.........................-17.50................................2 - 7.......................-28.50
        12/17/2-17...................2 - 2 ........................-1.00.................................1 - 2 ........................-6.00
        12/16/2017......................................N O P L A Y S................................................. ...............
        12/15/2017..................4 - 1..........................+14.50................. ............4 - 3........................+3.50
        12/14/2017....................2 - 0..........................+10.00................. ...........2 - 2........................-1.00
        12/13/2017....................1 - 3..........................-11.50.............................1- 2.........................-6.00
        12/12/2017..................1 - 4...........................-17.00............................3 - 2.........................+4.00
        12/11/2017...................................... N O P L A Y S................................................. .............
        12/10/2017.................1 - 3...........................-11.50............................3 - 0.........................+15.00
        12/09/2017...................1 - 6...........................-28.00............................3 -1..........................+4.50
        12/08/2017....................3 - 2...........................+4.00................. ..........3 - 3..........................-1.50
        12/07/2017....................0 - 2...........................-11.00...........................2 - 1.........................+4.50
        12/06/2017................2 - 2 - 1.........................-1.00..........................4 - 1 - 1......................+14.50
        12/05/2017..................2 - 1...........................+4.50................. ..........3 - 0.........................+15.00
        12/04/2017..................4 - 4...........................-2.00.............................1 - 3..........................-11.50
        12/03/2017..................2 - 2...........................-1.00............................ 2 - 1..........................+4.50
        12/02/2017..................1 - 3 - 1......................-11.50...........................4 - 3..........................+3.50
        12/01/2017..................2 - 5 - 1......................-17.50...........................1 - 3..........................-11.50

        Totals....................58 - 75 - 3........................-123.00......................68 - 69..........................+27.50
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        • NBA
          Dunkel

          Monday, January 1


          Orlando @ Brooklyn

          Game 701-702
          January 1, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

          Dunkel Rating:
          Orlando
          110.303
          Brooklyn
          115.895
          Dunkel Team:
          Dunkel Line:
          Dunkel Total:
          Brooklyn
          by 5 1/2
          223
          Vegas Team:
          Vegas Line:
          Vegas Total:
          Brooklyn
          by 2
          217
          Dunkel Pick:
          Brooklyn
          (-2); Over

          Milwaukee @ Toronto


          Game 703-704
          January 1, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

          Dunkel Rating:
          Milwaukee
          116.785
          Toronto
          124.611
          Dunkel Team:
          Dunkel Line:
          Dunkel Total:
          Toronto
          by 8
          210
          Vegas Team:
          Vegas Line:
          Vegas Total:
          Toronto
          by 6
          215
          Dunkel Pick:
          Toronto
          (-6); Under

          LA Lakers @ Minnesota


          Game 705-706
          January 1, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

          Dunkel Rating:
          LA Lakers
          116.892
          Minnesota
          121.430
          Dunkel Team:
          Dunkel Line:
          Dunkel Total:
          Minnesota
          by 4 1/2
          209
          Vegas Team:
          Vegas Line:
          Vegas Total:
          Minnesota
          No Line
          N/A
          Dunkel Pick:
          Minnesota
          N/A

          Portland @ Chicago


          Game 707-708
          January 1, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

          Dunkel Rating:
          Portland
          115.201
          Chicago
          120.879
          Dunkel Team:
          Dunkel Line:
          Dunkel Total:
          Chicago
          by 5 1/2
          205
          Vegas Team:
          Vegas Line:
          Vegas Total:
          Chicago
          No Line
          N/A
          Dunkel Pick:
          Chicago
          N/A





          NBA
          Long Sheet

          Monday, January 1


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          ORLANDO (12 - 25) at BROOKLYN (13 - 23) - 1/1/2018, 7:35 PM
          Top Trends for this game.
          ORLANDO is 13-23 ATS (-12.3 Units) in all games this season.
          ORLANDO is 35-53 ATS (-23.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
          ORLANDO is 127-166 ATS (-55.6 Units) in January games since 1996.
          ORLANDO is 5-18 ATS (-14.8 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
          ORLANDO is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
          ORLANDO is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game this season.
          BROOKLYN is 8-24 ATS (-18.4 Units) in January games over the last 3 seasons.
          BROOKLYN is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 3 seasons.

          Head-to-Head Series History
          ORLANDO is 5-4 against the spread versus BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
          ORLANDO is 7-2 straight up against BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
          6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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          MILWAUKEE (19 - 15) at TORONTO (24 - 10) - 1/1/2018, 7:35 PM
          Top Trends for this game.
          TORONTO is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
          MILWAUKEE is 130-96 ATS (+24.4 Units) in road games against Atlantic division opponents since 1996.
          MILWAUKEE is 37-17 ATS (+18.3 Units) in road games versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game since 1996.

          Head-to-Head Series History
          TORONTO is 9-5 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
          TORONTO is 11-3 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
          10 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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          LA LAKERS (11 - 24) at MINNESOTA (23 - 14) - 1/1/2018, 8:05 PM
          There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

          Head-to-Head Series History
          MINNESOTA is 4-4 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
          MINNESOTA is 5-3 straight up against LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
          7 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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          PORTLAND (18 - 17) at CHICAGO (13 - 23) - 1/1/2018, 8:05 PM
          There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

          Head-to-Head Series History
          CHICAGO is 2-2 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
          CHICAGO is 2-2 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
          3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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          NBA
          Armadillo's Write-Up

          Monday, January 1


          Home side won last six Magic-Net games; Orlando is 2-3 vs spread in last five games in Barclays Center. Over is 5-0-1 in last six series games. Orlando lost 10 of its last 11 games; they’re 1-7 vs spread in last eight games as road underdogs. Six of their last nine games stayed under total. Brooklyn lost eight of its last ten games; they’re 2-4 as home favorites. Seven of their last nine games stayed under total.

          Raptors won four of last five games with Milwaukee; six of last eight series games stayed under. Bucks are 2-3 vs spread in last five visits to Canada. Milwaukee won four of its last six games; they’re 6-7 as road underdogs. Nine of their last 11 games went over total. Toronto won seven of its last nine games; they’re 7-2 in last nine games as home favorites. Three of their last four games stayed under the total.

          Lakers are 3-5 in last eight games with Minnesota, 2-2 vs spread in last four visits here. Lakers lost in double OT in Houston yesterday, their sixth loss in row; they covered seven of last eight games as road underdogs. Nine of their last ten games went over total. Minnesota won six of its last seven games; they’re 1-10 vs spread in last 11 games as home favorites. Seven of their last ten games went over total.

          Portland won seven of last ten games with Chicago; they’re 4-1 vs spread in last five visits to the Windy City. Five of last seven series games stayed under the total. Portland lost four of its last six games; they’re 20-6-1 vs spread on road. Eight of their last ten games stayed under total. Chicago is 10-3 in its last 13 games; they’re 4-0 vs spread as home favorites. Eight of their last ten games went over total.




          NBA

          Monday, January 1


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          Trend Report
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          ORLANDO @ BROOKLYN
          The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
          Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Brooklyn
          The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 8 games at home
          The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Orlando

          MILWAUKEE @ TORONTO
          The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 14 games
          The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
          Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
          Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

          PORTLAND @ CHICAGO
          Portland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
          The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
          Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
          Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

          LA LAKERS @ MINNESOTA
          The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 5 games on the road
          The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers's last 10 games
          The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing LA Lakers
          Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

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          • Preview: Magic (12-25) at Nets (13-23)
            Date: January 01, 2018 7:30 PM EDT


            The last time the Brooklyn Nets played a home game, they produced their best showing of the season.

            The Nets will get several chances in the upcoming weeks to produce more home victories starting on Monday night when they host the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

            Brooklyn (13-23) is 7-10 at home (6-9 in Brooklyn) so far but its last appearance on its homecourt was a resounding 119-84 win over the Washington Wizards on Dec. 22.

            Starting Monday, the Nets play eight of their next 10 games at home, and the second meeting with the Magic is the opener of a five-game homestand.

            The Nets beat the Magic in their home opener on Oct. 20 and won their first three home games. Since then they are 4-10 at home, though two of those games were "home games" against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat played in Mexico City.

            Including the games in Mexico, the Nets are averaging 108.7 points per game at home, but they are shooting 43.9 percent and hitting on 34.7 percent of their 3-pointers.

            The win over Washington in the Nets' most recent home game is part of a 2-8 stretch that has seen the Nets allow 107.2 points. Brooklyn is returning home after concluding a five-game trip at 1-4 with Sunday's 108-105 loss to the Boston Celtics.

            After leading by 38 in a 111-87 win at Miami Friday, the Nets fell behind by 11 in the opening quarter Sunday.

            "We're obviously on a better pace in terms of getting wins than last year, right? So, there's improvement," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. "The next step is to be a little more consistent. I tell our guys I'd grade us as a below-average team, we're not in that average window yet. And that's where we've got to get to, and consistency, that's what we're looking for."

            Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posted a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds against Boston and is averaging 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds in his last 10 games.

            Orlando (12-25) enters its second visit to Brooklyn missing Nikola Vucevic, who scored 41 points on six 3-pointers during its first trip, a 126-121 Nets win. Vucevic underwent left hand surgery last Wednesday after getting injured in Orlando's loss to Washington on Dec. 23.

            Injuries are among the causes for Orlando's rapid descent from a surprising 8-4 start. Since a 16-point win at Phoenix on Nov. 10, the Magic are 4-21 in their last 25 games.

            Five of those losses have occurred when Orlando held a double-digit lead at some point. The Magic held an 18-point lead early in the third quarter and wound up with a 117-111 home loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday.

            Orlando was outscored 67-43 after taking the 18-point lead on its first possession of the third quarter. The Magic also allowed the Heat to shoot 62.8 percent (27 of 43) after halftime and couldn't stop Miami guards Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic, who combined for 43 points on 18-of-26 shooting in the second half.

            In this 25-game slide, the Magic are allowing opponents to score 111.9 points per game and shoot 47.5 percent. Saturday marked the 18th time this season an opponent scored at least 110 on the Magic and the 18th instance an opponent shot at least 47 percent.

            "Very disappointing. Very disappointed," Orlando point guard Elfrid Payton said. "Another game where we played well, but we just didn't play a complete game."

            If there was good news to emerge from Orlando's latest loss, it was Aaron Gordon's performance. In his second game back from a five-game absence due to a calf injury, Gordon scored 39 points on 14-of-22 shooting.

            In the five games before the injury, Gordon averaged 15 points on 39.6 percent shooting.

            Gordon's performance highlighted some of the unevenness to Orlando's latest loss. It occurred on a night when the Magic shot 54.3 percent, and it was their third loss in nine games when shooting at least 50 percent.

            "It's disappointing, man, because I thought we fought and played with the right energy, but we just had a really bad defensive second half," said Magic forward Evan Fournier, who finished with 23 points, "When you have to pick the ball up out of the net, you can't run. So, this was a tough one."

            The teams split the first two meetings with each winning a high-scoring game on its home court. Gordon missed the first meeting in Brooklyn with a calf injury but scored a career-high 41 in Orlando's 125-121 win on Oct. 24 when the Nets blew a 12-point lead.

            Orlando has won seven of the last nine meetings with Brooklyn.

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            • Preview: Bucks (19-15) at Raptors (24-10)
              Date: January 01, 2018 7:30 PM EDT


              TORONTO -- The Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors have not played each other since April 27.

              That was when the Raptors defeated the Bucks 92-89 to take their first-round playoff series in six games and the teams will meet for the first time this season Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.

              The first thing Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan mentioned about the playoff series after practice Sunday was that the Bucks won Game 1, which was played at the ACC.

              "It was one of those series that was a challenge for us," DeRozan said. "Once we figured it out, we got control of it and eventually we won it, but I always think back to that Game 1."

              Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo also mentioned Game 1 when he talked about the series.

              "It definitely helps us," Antetokounmpo told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I was talking with (Bucks guard Sterling) Brown about it and he was like, 'You guys lost the series,' but I told him we won the first game (in Toronto), we lost the second one, but at the end of the day, we learned from it. I think we're more mature as a team, we're playing better and hopefully (Monday) we can get a win against these guys because we really want it."

              The Bucks face a difficult task Monday. The Raptors are 13-1 at the ACC, including 11 wins in a row, and can equal a club record for consecutive team wins at 12 against Milwaukee.

              "They ended our season early," Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova said after Milwaukee defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. "Obviously, it was very disappointing so we're going to be very focused, locked in and ready to go."

              The Raptors (24-10) had lost two in a row for only the third time this season when they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 111-98 Friday on their return home.

              The Bucks (19-15) defeated the Thunder 97-95 Friday and have won two in a row.

              "I think the two wins definitely helps," Dellavedova said. "But, it's more the way we did it, the whole team being engaged and really having to fight for both those wins."

              The Raptors won the regular season series 3-1 over the Bucks last season. Antetokounmpo averaged 24.8 points, 8.8, rebounds and 5.2 assists on 55.6 percent shooting in the 10 games between the teams last season, including the regular season and playoffs.

              DeRozan, who has average 24.1 points per game to lead the Raptors this season, said he enjoys watching Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 29.1 points and 10.4 rebounds.

              "He's a freak of nature," DeRozan said. "I remember his first couple of years, he was skinny. Now, you watch and he's out there looking like a grown man, and he's playing like one. He's played like a franchise player. It's fun to watch a guy like that, who is 6-11 with a seven-whatever wing span handling the ball, creating for himself and his teammates. It's fun to watch as a basketball fan."

              The Bucks have made some changes since last season, including the addition of guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Phoenix Suns.

              "They're a lot better," DeRozan said. "Not just with Bledsoe. You see how much Giannis improved. All those guys. They've got a great coach in Jason Kidd. They're well coached. ... Having a guy like Bledsoe definitely helps."

              "They're a little bit different now offensively," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "Bledsoe gives another piece to the equation that we've got to guard."

              Despite the Raptors' record, Casey feels they can be better. "I think we have a lot of growth, a lot of room for improvement in a lot of areas," he said. "It's little things, there's nothing glaring."

              The key to the playoff series against the Bucks last season was Game 5, which the Raptors won 118-93. Casey liked the Raptors moved the ball.

              "The ball was moving, zipping around," he said.

              It is the style the Raptors have introduced this season so that they can get more players involved besides DeRozan and point guard Kyle Lowry, their key players.

              "We've played them a lot here, so just understanding they're a little bit different -- you add someone like C.J. Miles and it definitely helps them with the 3s," Kidd said. "But DeRozan and Lowry are the engines and you've got to pay attention to those guys."

              Raptors forward Serge Ibaka is expected to return to the lineup Monday after the team suspended him for the game Friday for being involved in what was termed an "altercation" with a staff member after the loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.

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              • Preview: Trail Blazers (18-17) at Bulls (13-23)
                Date: January 01, 2018 8:00 PM EDT


                The Chicago Bulls began December with three straight losses.

                The Bulls will begin the new year hoping to bounce back from just their third loss in their past 13 games when they host the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night at the United Center in Chicago.

                Chicago heads into Monday coming off a disappointing 114-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Before not being able to finish off the Wizards in the final minute, the Bulls had matched the Golden State Warriors for the league's best record over the past month.

                Despite seeing their three-game winning streak snapped against the Wizards, the Bulls (13-23) take plenty of optimism into 2018. In addition to their recent turnaround, Chicago can look forward to January when Zach LaVine is expected to return from a torn ACL.

                Yet, even as the Bulls looked forward to LaVine making his season debut, they overcame a tough stretch. They followed up a 10-game losing streak with a string of seven consecutive victories sparked by Nikola Mirotic and Kris Dunn.

                Of late, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg has seen his team play through in-game adversity more effectively than earlier this season when Chicago started 3-20.

                Through the ups and downs, Hoiberg has managed to remain steady and kept his team focused solely on what it can control.

                "That's to compete and play hard and have the focus every day to put yourself in position to win games," Hoiberg told reporters on Sunday. "I've said this all along: I give our guys all the credit in the world for continuing to battle through the tough stretch when we lost 10 games in a row.

                "They continued to come in with the mindset that they're going to get better and learn and hopefully find a way to close out some of the games that we had been losing."

                That will continue to be the goal in the new year, starting when the Bulls play for the third time in four days.

                Portland (18-17) may be without star point Damian Lillard for a fifth straight game due to a strained right hamstring. Lillard is listed as questionable in the team's injury report after working out Friday in practice and before Saturday's 104-89 loss at Atlanta.

                Without Lillard again, the Blazers saw their two-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, when second-half cold shooting did them in. Portland shot 1-for-12 from 3-point range in the second half and committed 20 turnovers.

                "It's a disappointing loss," Portland coach Terry Stotts said. "In the end, we didn't make enough plays to win the game. It's certainly frustrating to lose that game the way that we lost it."

                Shabazz Napier started for Lillard for the third straight game and scored 21 points and likely would start again if Lillard does not play.

                Portland has experienced a bit of a roller coaster ride this season, but Stotts said his young players need to learn from experiences like Saturday when the Trail Blazers didn't make enough happen to finish off what began as a solid performance.

                "We've got to be able to seize the moment when it's there," Stotts said. "We've got to make the plays (in the fourth quarter) that puts us not only in a position to win the game, but actually win the game."

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                • Preview: Lakers (11-24) at Timberwolves (23-14)
                  Date: January 01, 2018 8:00 PM EDT


                  MINNEAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves were bound to be weary for their New Year's Day meeting at the Target Center with both teams traveling for the second game of a back-to-back set on Monday.

                  Los Angeles then played a marathon, double-overtime game in Houston on Sunday that lasted nearly three hours and saw starters Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Tyler Ennis play over 40 minutes apiece.

                  Already short-handed due to the absences of Brook Lopez (sprained right ankle) and rookie Lonzo Ball (sprained left shoulder), the Lakers may experience a tough time against the streaking Wolves.

                  "It's obviously frustrating, but we're very proud of the way we're (playing despite being) short-handed right now," Los Angeles coach Luke Walton said after his team's 148-142 loss to the Rockets on Sunday. "It would've been a lot easier to kind of just pack it in and individually go out and try to put up big numbers until we get healthy or until we get to an easier part of the schedule.

                  "Our guys really came together tonight and really played well for most of the game."

                  Minnesota earned its sixth win in seven games and ninth in a span of 12 games with a commanding 107-90 victory at Indiana on Sunday.

                  "We just moved the ball well and our defense was phenomenal," Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson said. "Everybody was just really in sync."

                  It will be the second holiday meeting in a week between the two teams. Minnesota beat the Lakers 121-104 at Los Angeles on Christmas Day. The loss was one of six straight for the Lakers heading into play Monday.

                  Ball missed his fourth consecutive game on Sunday, and he won't play against the Timberwolves.

                  Rookie Josh Hart scored a career-high 26 points against the Rockets, and Tyler Ennis filled in for Ball with a career-high 20 points and season-high 11 assists.

                  Julius Randle had 29 points, 15 rebounds and six assists on Sunday. Kuzma continued his strong season with 21 points.

                  "We were playing really aggressive in the first quarter and we picked up our defense," Randle said. "We were able to get stops and get out and run."

                  The Wolves are also short-handed with point guard Jeff Teague out indefinitely due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.

                  Jimmy Butler has dealt with an ankle injury but is leading Minnesota in its recent run. Butler had 26 points Sunday, his seventh consecutive game of at least 20 points.

                  Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in the Sunday win.

                  Of note for the Wolves against the Pacers was an improved defense. Minnesota scored the first 17 points and held a team under 100 points for the first time in eight games. Slowly, the Wolves' defense is showing positive signs.

                  "We made shots, they missed some they normally make, (it was) probably a combination of those two things," Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They made a run at us. I think they got it down to five, but we built (the lead) back up."

                  Building leads in the fourth quarter had been troublesome for the Wolves this season. Minnesota's net rating in the fourth is minus-8.6, the second-worst mark in the NBA. However, the Wolves' net rating in the fourth over the past 15 games has been plus-1.9, the league's 14th-best mark over that stretch.

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                  • MONDAY, JANUARY 1
                    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


                    ORL at BK 07:30 PM
                    BK -1.0
                    O 219.5


                    MIL at TOR 07:30 PM
                    TOR -5.5
                    U 214.5


                    POR at CHI 08:00 PM
                    CHI +1.0
                    U 206.5


                    LAL at MIN 08:00 PM
                    LAL +10.5
                    O 216.5

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                    • DeRozan scores 52, Raptors beat Bucks 131-127 in overtime
                      January 1, 2018

                      TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory.

                      DeRozan is the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more in a single game. The others are Vince Carter and Terrence Ross, who each had 51.

                      Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors, who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between Jan. 18 and March 6, 2016. Toronto is an NBA-best 14-1 at home.

                      DeRozan made 17 of 29 field-goal attempts and shot 13 for 13 at the free-throw line.

                      Eric Bledsoe scored 29 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 for the Bucks, who had won their previous two. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points in the entertaining rematch between first-round playoff opponents from last season, a series Toronto won in six.

                      TRAIL BLAZERS 124, BULLS 120, OT

                      CHICAGO (AP) - Portland guard C.J. McCollum scored 25 of his 32 points after halftime, including the tiebreaking basket with 56.5 seconds remaining in overtime.

                      Al-Farouq Aminu added a season-high 24 points and Evan Turner also had his season best with 22 for Portland, which was without leading scorer Damian Lillard for a fifth straight game. Lillard is recovering from a right hamstring strain.

                      Kris Dunn scored 22 points and reserve Nikola Mirotic had 18 points for Chicago, which blew a late lead for a second straight game.

                      TIMBERWOLVES 114, LAKERS 96

                      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, and Minnesota won for the seventh time in eight games.

                      Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 30th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.

                      The Lakers have lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Los Angeles was once again missing three starters: center Brook Lopez (ankle), and guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (legal) and Lonzo Ball (shoulder).

                      Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points for the Lakers, and Julius Randle had 15.

                      NETS 98, MAGIC 95

                      NEW YORK (AP) - Rookie Jarrett Allen had a career-high 16 points for Brooklyn, and Allen Crabbe added 15 points and blocked a potential tying shot.

                      Caris LeVert also had 15 points, while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds and the tiebreaking free throw with 34.5 seconds remaining. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 13 for the Nets, who opened the new year with a win after closing out 2017 with a 1-4 road trip.

                      Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando, which has lost its last seven road games. Elfrid Payton added 17 points and Bismack Biyombo had 13 points and a season-high 17 boards.


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                      • January's NBA Record ( Best Bets & Opinions )

                        DATE W-L-T % UNITS

                        01/01/2018 1-7-0 12.50% -3350


                        January's NBA Record ( Best Bets )

                        01/01/2018......................1 - 3.................-11.50......................0 - 4..................-22.00



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                        SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 2, 2018
                        Time (ET) Away Home Site
                        7:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena
                        7:30 PM San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks Madison Square Garden
                        9:00 PM Atlanta Hawks Phoenix Suns Talking Stick Resort Arena
                        10:00 PM Charlotte Hornets Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center
                        10:30 PM Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center

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                        • NBA
                          Dunkel

                          Tuesday, January 2


                          Portland @ Cleveland

                          Game 501-502
                          January 2, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

                          Dunkel Rating:
                          Portland
                          117.303
                          Cleveland
                          130.414
                          Dunkel Team:
                          Dunkel Line:
                          Dunkel Total:
                          Cleveland
                          by 13
                          224
                          Vegas Team:
                          Vegas Line:
                          Vegas Total:
                          Cleveland
                          No Line
                          N/A
                          Dunkel Pick:
                          Cleveland
                          N/A

                          San Antonio @ New York


                          Game 503-504
                          January 2, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

                          Dunkel Rating:
                          San Antonio
                          122.674
                          New York
                          116.411
                          Dunkel Team:
                          Dunkel Line:
                          Dunkel Total:
                          San Antonio
                          by 6 1/2
                          195
                          Vegas Team:
                          Vegas Line:
                          Vegas Total:
                          San Antonio
                          by 4
                          199 1/2
                          Dunkel Pick:
                          San Antonio
                          (-4); Under

                          Atlanta @ Phoenix


                          Game 505-506
                          January 2, 2018 @ 9:05 pm

                          Dunkel Rating:
                          Atlanta
                          114.433
                          Phoenix
                          114.672
                          Dunkel Team:
                          Dunkel Line:
                          Dunkel Total:
                          Atlanta
                          Even
                          224
                          Vegas Team:
                          Vegas Line:
                          Vegas Total:
                          Phoenix
                          by 2
                          217
                          Dunkel Pick:
                          Atlanta
                          (+2); Over

                          Charlotte @ Sacramento


                          Game 507-508
                          January 2, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

                          Dunkel Rating:
                          Charlotte
                          115.204
                          Sacramento
                          116.132
                          Dunkel Team:
                          Dunkel Line:
                          Dunkel Total:
                          Sacramento
                          by 1
                          199
                          Vegas Team:
                          Vegas Line:
                          Vegas Total:
                          Charlotte
                          by 3 1/2
                          206
                          Dunkel Pick:
                          Sacramento
                          (+3 1/2); Under

                          Memphis @ LA Clippers


                          Game 509-510
                          January 2, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

                          Dunkel Rating:
                          Memphis
                          116.775
                          LA Clippers
                          117.812
                          Dunkel Team:
                          Dunkel Line:
                          Dunkel Total:
                          LA Clippers
                          by 1
                          209
                          Vegas Team:
                          Vegas Line:
                          Vegas Total:
                          LA Clippers
                          by 5
                          204
                          Dunkel Pick:
                          Memphis
                          (+5); Over





                          NBA
                          Long Sheet

                          Tuesday, January 2


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                          PORTLAND (19 - 17) at CLEVELAND (24 - 12) - 1/2/2018, 7:05 PM
                          There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

                          Head-to-Head Series History
                          PORTLAND is 3-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
                          CLEVELAND is 2-2 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
                          2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                          SAN ANTONIO (25 - 12) at NEW YORK (18 - 18) - 1/2/2018, 7:35 PM
                          Top Trends for this game.
                          NEW YORK is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) in home games this season.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 1023-895 ATS (+38.5 Units) in all games since 1996.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 819-697 ATS (+52.3 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 154-109 ATS (+34.1 Units) on Tuesday nights since 1996.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 344-271 ATS (+45.9 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 342-280 ATS (+34.0 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
                          SAN ANTONIO is 210-148 ATS (+47.2 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite since 1996.

                          Head-to-Head Series History
                          NEW YORK is 3-2 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
                          SAN ANTONIO is 4-1 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
                          3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                          ATLANTA (10 - 26) at PHOENIX (14 - 24) - 1/2/2018, 9:05 PM
                          Top Trends for this game.
                          PHOENIX is 162-117 ATS (+33.3 Units) after allowing 115 points or more since 1996.
                          PHOENIX is 46-28 ATS (+15.2 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

                          Head-to-Head Series History
                          PHOENIX is 4-0 against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
                          PHOENIX is 2-2 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
                          3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                          CHARLOTTE (13 - 23) at SACRAMENTO (12 - 24) - 1/2/2018, 10:05 PM
                          Top Trends for this game.
                          CHARLOTTE is 48-63 ATS (-21.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
                          SACRAMENTO is 48-77 ATS (-36.7 Units) against Southeast division opponents since 1996.

                          Head-to-Head Series History
                          CHARLOTTE is 3-1 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
                          CHARLOTTE is 3-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
                          3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                          MEMPHIS (12 - 25) at LA CLIPPERS (16 - 19) - 1/2/2018, 10:35 PM
                          Top Trends for this game.
                          MEMPHIS is 13-22 ATS (-11.2 Units) in all games this season.
                          MEMPHIS is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
                          LA CLIPPERS are 93-63 ATS (+23.7 Units) in home games in January games since 1996.
                          MEMPHIS is 163-123 ATS (+27.7 Units) after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.

                          Head-to-Head Series History
                          LA CLIPPERS is 4-4 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
                          LA CLIPPERS is 5-4 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
                          6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                          NBA
                          Armadillo's Write-Up

                          Tuesday, January 2


                          Home side won last seven Portland-Cleveland games; Blazers are 1-3 vs spread in last four visits here. Under is 5-2 in last seven series games. Portland won three of last four games after winning in OT at Chicago Monday; Blazers covered their last seven games as road underdogs. Portland is 2-1-1 vs spread if they played night before. Under is 8-3 in their last 11 games. Cleveland is off an 0-3 road trip; they get Isaiah Thomas in lineup for first time tonite. Cavaliers are 4-14 as home favorites- their last three games stayed under the total.

                          Knicks lost four of their last five games with San Antonio; over is 6-2-1 in last nine series games. San Antonio is 2-3 vs spread in its last five visits to Manhattan. Spurs won six of their last eight games; they’re 4-8 vs spread as road favorites. Under is 9-2-1 in their last 12 road games. New York lost four of its last five games; they’re 7-5 as home underdogs. Under is 5-2 in Knicks’ last seven games.

                          Home side won last five Atlanta-Phoenix games; Hawks are 1-4 vs spread in last five visits to the desert. Six of last seven series games stayed under the total. Atlanta won three of its last four games; they’re 9-3 vs spread in last dozen games as a home underdog. Last three Atlanta games stayed under total. Phoenix is 5-3 in its last eight games, 1-3 vs spread as home favorites- three of their last four games went over total.

                          Hornets won three of last four games with Sacramento; they’re 3-2 vs spread in last five visits here. Over is 5-2 in last seven series games. Charlotte lost seven of its last ten games; they’re 5-9-2 vs spread on road, 0-1 when favored. Last three Hornet road games stayed under total. Sacramento lost four of its last five games; they’re 7-5 as home underdogs. Four of their last five games went over the total.

                          Clippers are 6-4 in their last ten games with Memphis; last five series games went over. Grizzlies are 4-2 vs spread in last six series games played here. Memphis is 3-2 in its last five games after a 2-19 skid; Grizzlies are 5-2-1 vs spread in last eight games as road underdogs. Four of their last five games went over total. Clippers won five of their last six games, have Griffin back in lineup- they’re 9-4 as home favorites. Four of their last five games went over total.




                          NBA

                          Tuesday, January 2


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                          Trend Report
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                          PORTLAND @ CLEVELAND
                          Portland is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
                          The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
                          Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
                          The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Portland

                          SAN ANTONIO @ NEW YORK
                          The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Antonio's last 13 games on the road
                          San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
                          New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
                          The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 9 games when playing San Antonio

                          ATLANTA @ PHOENIX
                          The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
                          Atlanta is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
                          The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
                          Phoenix is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Atlanta

                          CHARLOTTE @ SACRAMENTO
                          Charlotte is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
                          Charlotte is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
                          The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
                          The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Charlotte

                          MEMPHIS @ LA CLIPPERS
                          The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
                          Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
                          The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games when playing Memphis
                          LA Clippers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

                          Comment


                          • TUESDAY, JANUARY 2
                            GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


                            POR at CLE 07:00 PM
                            POR +8.5
                            U 214.5

                            SA at NY 07:30 PM
                            NY +5.5
                            U 200.5


                            ATL at PHO 09:00 PM
                            ATL +1.5
                            O 217.5

                            CHA at SAC 10:00 PM
                            CHA -4.5
                            U 205.0


                            MEM at LAC 10:30 PM
                            LAC -5.5
                            O 206.0

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                            • Isaiah Thomas has stellar return as Cavs beat Blazers
                              January 3, 2018


                              CLEVELAND (AP) Isaiah Thomas showed flashes of what made him an All-Star in his long-awaited Cleveland debut as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-110 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

                              Thomas scored 17 points and played 19 minutes in his first game in seven months, an impressive return to action for the dynamic point guard. Thomas added three 3-pointers and three assists before leaving with 8:10 left and the Cavs up by 12.

                              LeBron James scored 24 points, Kevin Love had 19 and Jae Crowder added 15 for the Cavs, who were coming off losses at Golden State, Sacramento and Utah.

                              Damian Lillard scored 25 for the Blazers after missing five games with a hamstring injury. Jusuf Nurkic added 23 and CJ McCollum had 19 for Portland.

                              The Cavs were unable to separate from the Blazers until Thomas and Dwyane Wade teamed up in the fourth quarter.

                              SPURS 100, KNICKS 91

                              NEW YORK (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points, Kawhi Leonard had a season-high 25 and San Antonio beat New York to give Gregg Popovich sole possession of fifth place on the NBA's coaching wins list.

                              Manu Ginobili finished with 12 points - three of them coming on what appeared to be a pass that went into the basket without everyone noticing.

                              Popovich has 1,176 victories, all with the Spurs. The five-time champion broke a tie with his friend George Karl.

                              The Spurs beat the Knicks for the second time in six days and won for the fourth time in five games. They beat New York 119-107 on Dec. 28.

                              Michael Beasley had 18 points for the Knicks, who were playing one of just four home games this month. They play 12 times on the road.

                              Kristaps Porzingis shot just 5 for 19 and was one of three Knicks to finish with 13 points.

                              SUNS 104, HAWKS 103

                              PHOENIX (AP) - Devin Booker sank three free throws to put Phoenix ahead with 12.3 seconds to play, Marquese Chriss blocked Taurean Prince's shot at the rim with 7 seconds to go and the Suns rallied from down 10 in the final 2+ minutes to beat Atlanta.

                              Booker scored eight of his 34 points in the final 37 seconds as the Suns finished with a 15-4 run. T.J. Warren scored 31 and Chriss had 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for Phoenix.

                              Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points for Atlanta. Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder added 20 apiece.

                              Bazemore made 7 of 8 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, but he fouled Booker on a 3-point attempt with the Hawks clinging to a two-point lead.

                              Booker made all three to put the Suns on top 102-101. Prince then got free for what looked to be an open layup, but Chriss came from the other side of the court to block the shot.

                              HORNETS 131, KINGS 111


                              SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kemba Walker added 12 points and 10 assists and Charlotte built a big early lead and beat Sacramento.

                              Nicolas Batum scored 21 points, Jeremy Lamb added 16, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams had 10 points apiece to help the Hornets to their third consecutive win in Sacramento.

                              Charlotte came in as one of the NBA's worst 3-point shooting teams but repeatedly got open looks from beyond the arc, especially in the first half when the Hornets made 10 of their season-high-tying 15 3s. Lamb and Batum made three apiece to pace the outside shooting.

                              Four days after stunning Golden State to begin their four-game trip, the Hornets set season highs in scoring and for points scored in the first half (72). Charlotte's previous high was 129 points in an overtime win over Washington on Nov. 22.

                              Zach Randolph had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento. Skal Labissiere added 17 points and a career-best 15 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost five of six.

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                              • SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3, 2018
                                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                                7:00 PM Houston Rockets Orlando Magic Amway Center
                                7:00 PM New York Knicks Washington Wizards Capital One Arena
                                7:00 PM San Antonio Spurs Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Center
                                7:30 PM Detroit Pistons Miami Heat AmericanAirlines Arena
                                7:30 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center
                                8:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics TD Garden
                                8:00 PM Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks BMO Harris Bradley Center
                                8:00 PM Toronto Raptors Chicago Bulls United Center
                                8:30 PM Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center
                                9:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans Utah Jazz Vivint Smart Home Arena
                                9:00 PM Phoenix Suns Denver Nuggets Pepsi Center
                                10:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center

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                                January's NBA Record ( Best Bets & Opinions )

                                DATE W-L-T % UNITS

                                01/02/2018 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
                                01/01/2018 1-7-0 12.50% -33.50

                                Totals.........6-12..33.33%..-36.00


                                January's NBA Record ( Best Bets )

                                01/02/2018......................2 - 1................+4.50.......................2 - 3..................-6.50
                                01/01/2018......................1 - 3.................-11.50......................0 - 4..................-22.00

                                Totals:.............................3 - 4.................-7.00........................2 - 7..................-28.50

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