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February 6, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Thurs., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
KYRIE vs. RUSS: The point guard matchup features two All-Stars at the top of their game. Russell Westbrook, of course, is averaging a triple-double. Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, is averaging a career high in scoring at 24+ ppg. Westbrook earned the last two All-Star Game MVP awards and Irving won the honor in 2014.
Boston Celtics @ Portland Trail Blazers
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
THOMAS TERRIFIC: The 60th and final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft is now a full-fledged superstar. Isaiah Thomas is headed to his second straight All-Star Game as a reward for an incredible season that has helped Boston climb near the top of the East. Thomas entered Feb. 3 averaging 29.7 points; the Celtics’ single-season record is 29.9 by Larry Bird in 1987-88. Thomas has been clutch: He leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring.
Golden State Warriors @ OKC Thunder
Sat., Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC
KD IN OKC: Kevin Durant will play his first game at Oklahoma City since joining the Warriors. Durant is 2-0 against his former team, with both wins in Oakland. Two of his three highest-scoring games this season have come against the Thunder: a season-high 40 points on Jan. 18 and 39 points on Nov. 3.
San Antonio Spurs @ New York Knicks
Sunday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
BE LIKE TIM: The evolution of Kawhi Leonard, who has blossomed into a Finals MVP, the back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year, an All-NBA First Team selection and an All-Star starter, is one of the most impressive transformations in recent NBA history. Leonard has become the face of the Spurs with a low-maintenance persona that channels former teammate Tim Duncan, who retired last summer after 19 brilliant seasons in San Antonio. The Leonard vs. Carmelo Anthony matchup is one to watch.
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