NBA GameDay will be back for the NBA Playoffs on Monday night, January 12.
NBA.com will have live coverage on TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, WatchESPN, NBA TV, and NBA.tv.
NBA TV will have pregame coverage on Monday’s game as well.
Here are some of the key moments that will be highlighted in this week’s Game Day coverage:The top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder (23-5) will host the No. 1-seeds Memphis Grizzlies (21-5), who will be looking to bounce back from their 3-2 loss to the Warriors on Monday.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant (24) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes (9) during the second half of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2019.
AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallThe Thunder are also looking to avoid the worst-of-five series with Memphis, as the Grizzlies’ two-game winning streak against the Thunder is their longest since a three-game stretch from May 1-4, 2018.
Jazz (24-4) will welcome the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors (27-6) to Staples Center for a pair of games.
The Warriors will welcome back the NBA’s leading scorer Stephen Curry (22.5 ppg), who had surgery on his right foot in the first quarter of Game 1 and missed the rest of the series.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry poses for a photo during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena, Wednesday, Jan, 12, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.AP Photo/Ben MargotGolden State will have a chance to get back on track against the Rockets (20-11) in the second round of the playoffs, but the Rockets will need to beat the Warriors for the chance at winning their first NBA title since 1994.
Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson (14) shoots over Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday, Jan., 13, 2019 AP PhotoThe Thunder have won eight of their past nine games, but have lost two of their last three games.
The Thunder’s three-point shooting has fallen off this season, and they have allowed a league-low 36.6% from beyond the arc in the past four games.
Houston’s Marcus Thornton (21) shoots against Golden State’s Kevin Love (19) during an NCAA basketball game at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Tuesday.AP AP PhotoGolden State’s Russell Westbrook (12) celebrates with Houston’s Anthony Morrow (10) after scoring a team-high 28 points in the fourth quarter of a NBA basketball basketball game against the Oklahoma City Energy, Tuesday night, Jan 12, 2020, in Oklahoma City.AP photoThe Thunder and Rockets will meet in the Western Final on Thursday night, but it’s unlikely that either team will advance past the second and third rounds.
Oklahoma City will play for the No.”seeding, while Houston will play to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Golden States forward Stephen Curry, center, shoots over Golden State Thunder forward Draymond Green (18) during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Final in Denver on Wednesday, January 10, 2019.(AP Photo: Mark J. Rebilas)Golden State Thunder guard Kendrick Perkins (6) shoots past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (23) during a fourth quarter NBA basketball action against the Golden State Golden State Rockets, Tuesday in Oakland.APAP PhotoThe NBA’s most consistent offensive force, Oklahoma City, is looking to get the best of the Warriors again in this series, as their offense has fallen from 36.9% shooting in the series to 32.3% this season.
Golden STATE Warriors guard Draymon Gee (2) dribbles past Houston Rockets forward Omri Casspi (4) during second half action during Game 5 of the second-round NBA Playoffs in Oakland on Thursday, Jan 13, 2020.AP The Warriors and Rockets have met in the NBA Finals twice, with the Warriors winning three of their four meetings.
Golden Warriors forward Stephen Jackson (8) shoots a basket over Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (11) during third quarter action during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Boston, Tuesday on Jan. 10, 2020.(AP photo: Andrew Toth)The Warriors have the best defensive record in the league, with a defensive rating of 113.6, but they’ve been outscored by 2,931 points and outrebounded by 4,892 points in this matchup.
The Rockets are coming off a 108-105 win against the Spurs on Sunday.
They’ll face off against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, which the Rockets won 104-92.
Houston is also looking