Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs [TNT | 8:05 PM ET]
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CELTICS: Boston has lost 3 of their past 4 games SU entering tonight. The Celtics look tired, and appear to be waiting for the playoffs to start. As a result, the Celtics have fallen behind the Bulls in the race for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Boston is 51-22 SU and 33-38-2 ATS overall this season. The Celtics are 22-14 SU and 17-19 ATS in road games this year. Boston is 5-2 ATS after allowing 105 points or more in their previous game. The Celtics are 12-17 ATS in non-conference games played this season. Boston has failed to cover each of their last 4 games, all as the listed favorite. Even though they are struggling, the Celtics are still playing the best defense in the NBA. Boston has held 9 of their last 11 opponents to 90 points or fewer. For the season, the Celtics are allowing just 90.9 PPG, best in the NBA. F Paul Pierce is averaging a team high 18.7 PPG for the Celtics this season. F Kevin Garnett is averaging 14.7 PPG and a team high 9 RPG this year. The Celtics are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 2 days rest. Boston is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games following a SU loss. The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. Boston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Western Conference. The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Celtics are 18-7 ATS last 25 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

Under is 10-1 last 11 games overall.

C Jermaine O'Neal (knee) is probable.
SPURS: San Antonio clearly misses Tim Duncan, as they've lost a season high 4th consecutive game. The Spurs still have the best record in the NBA, as they are 57-17 SU and 41-31-2 ATS overall. San Antonio has seen their lead in the Western Conference dwindle to just 3.5 games over the Lakers. The Spurs are an NBA best 33-4 SU at home this season. Despite their wildly successful home campaign San Antonio is just 17-19-1 ATS at home this year. San Antonio has revenge on their minds tonight, as they've already lost to the Celtics this year. In fact, the Spurs have lost 3 of their last 4 games against Boston. G Manu Ginobli is averaging team highs of 17.8 PPG and 1.6 APG this season. PG Tony Parker is averaging 17.5 PPG and a team high 6.6 APG this year for San Antonio. The Spurs are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600%. San Antonio is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Eastern Conference. San Antonio is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.

Spurs are 9-4 ATS last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.

Over is 6-1 last 7 games against the Eastern Conference.

G Tony Parker (knee) is probable.
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers [TNT | 10:30 PM ET]
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MAVERICKS: Dallas is trying to keep pace with the Lakers for the 2nd best record in the Western Conference. While playing the Clippers tonight, one can't help but assume the Mavericks are looking ahead to tomorrow. Facing the Lakers will give the Mavericks an opportunity to catch the Lakers in the Western Conference. Dallas has won their past 4 games SU, thanks to a strong defensive presence. The Mavericks are allowing just 95.8 PPG this season, just behind the Lakers. Dallas is 13-8 ATS as the listed underdog this year, including 4-2 ATS as a road underdog between 3.5 and 6 points. F Dirk Nowitzki is averaging a team high 23.2 PPG, while shooting an amazing 52.3% from the field this season. C Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.3 PPG and a team high 9.5 RPG for the Mavericks this yearThe Mavericks are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against the Pacific Division. Dallas is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning SU record. Dallas is 14-37-1 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games.

Projected Score: 91

Mavericks are 7-1 ATS last 8 games playing on 0 days rest.

Over is 11-5 last 16 road games.

G Rodrique Beaubois (personal) is probable.

LAKERS: (-6, O/U 190.5) Los Angeles is playing the best basketball of any team in the NBA right now. The Lakers have been brilliant since the All Star Break, going 15-1 SU. Only a loss at Miami has kept the Lakers from perfection since the Break. The Lakers are 53-20 SU and 35-37-1 ATS overall this year. Los Angeles is 28-8 SU and 14-22 ATS in home games this season. The Lakers are 2-1 ATS as a home favorite between 3.5 and 6 points this season. Los Angeles has lost 2 of their last 3 meetings against the Mavericks heading into tonight. The Lakers are allowing just 95.4 PPG this season, 8th best in the NBA. Offensively, Los Angeles is averaging 102 PPG, also 8th best in the league. G Kobe Bryant is averaging team highs of 25.2 PPG and 4.8 APG this season. F Lamar Odom is trying to win the 6th Man of the Year award, as he's averaging 14.3 PPG ad 8.7 RPG this year.  The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against the Southwest Division. Los Angeles is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Los Angeles is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games.

Projected Score: 102 (SIDE of the Day)

Lakers are 4-1 ATS last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.

Under is 9-4 last 13 games overall.

F Devin Ebanks (leg) is out.