Indianapolis Star
Preview Roundups
January 02, 2018
Portland at Cleveland 7:00 PM ET
Isaiah Thomas is slated to make his long-awaited Cleveland debut Tuesday when the Cavaliers host the Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas has been recovering from a hip injury suffered in the 2017 playoffs, and his first Cleveland appearance comes four months after he was acquired in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.
San Antonio at New York 7:30 PM ET
The New York Knicks snapped a four-game slide with a win at the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday and return home for their first game of 2018 on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs, who knocked off the Knicks at home last week, kicked off a stretch with nine of 11 on the road in tough fashion with their lowest-scoring performance of the season at Detroit on Saturday.
Atlanta at Phoenix 9:00 PM ET
The Atlanta Hawks are beginning to play better and are trying to crawl out of the basement in the Eastern Conference, but winning on the road still eludes them. The Hawks will try to win on the road for the first time in a month when they open a five-game trip by visiting the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Charlotte at Sacramento 10:00 PM ET
The Charlotte Hornets have struggled on the road this season but recently notched their most impressive victory of the campaign. Charlotte plays the third contest of a four-game excursion when it visits the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Memphis at L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM ET
Blake Griffin's return is providing a boost to the Los Angeles Clippers, who look to post their sixth victory in seven games when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. Griffin averaged 24.5 points in his first two games since being sidelined for 14 games due to a knee injury.