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NBA Schedule Gets Hectic March 9 Amid NCAA Games
Major men's basketball conferences in the NCAA are hosting postseason tournaments to determine each league's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. Meanwhile, the NBA has a ton of games scheduled for Friday, March 9, as the season moves towards the final push for playoff spots.
Here's a look at the NBA schedule for March 9 as both professional and collegiate basketball take it up a notch. All times listed are Eastern.
The New Jersey Jets are last in the Atlantic Division and desperately need another win. The Charlotte Bobcats are even worse and have won only five games.
The Utah Jazz travel to the east coast to take on the Atlantic-leading Philadelphia 76ers. The Jazz have won two in a row.
The Portland Trail Blazers are last in the Northwest Division and need a win against the Boston Celtics to pull up to a .500 record.
The Los Angeles Lakers' franchise returns to its roots when the team goes to Minneapolis to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers are tied with intracity rivals the Los Angeles Clippers atop the Pacific Division and still have a bad road record.
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have lost just one game at home.
The New York Knicks have lost three games in a row and the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to move up in the Eastern Conference standings.
Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles Clippers travel to southern Texas to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a battle of division leaders.
The New Orleans Hornets travel to the Denver Nuggets in a battle of Western Conference foes. The Hornets have lost three games in a row.
The Dallas Mavericks suddenly find themselves in third place in the Southwest Division behind San Antonio and the Memphis Grizzlies. They take on the Sacramento Kings who are trying to avoid the Western Conference cellar.
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