Denver Nuggets (10-11, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (11-11, 10th in the Eastern Conference) New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit the New York Knicks. Jokic is seventh in the league scoring 25.7 points per game.
Can Houston win its fifth straight? On paper, Friday's home game is there for the taking, since Orlando is one of two NBA teams with a worse record.
There was little in the way of recent prior history to suggest the Houston Rockets were capable of stringing together four consecutive victories, especially considering the first win of their current streak snapped a 15-game losing skid that was the longest in the league. But the Rockets, who will look to extend their streak to five games against the visiting Orlando Magic on Friday, had shown signs of a trait that has become central to their sudden success: resilience.