Breaking down the NBA schedule for Friday, Jan. 27, including all the biggest games and most important players to watch.
A solid night on the NBA schedule takes you into the weekend. There are no marquee matchups tonight but plenty of intriguing pairings between talented teams heading in different directions.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch and what to look for.
NBA schedule: NBA games, start times and players to watch today, Jan. 27
- Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers – 7:00 p.m. ET
- Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves – 7:30 p.m. ET (NBATV)
- Orlando Magic at Miami Heat – 8:00 p.m. ET
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder – 8:00 p.m. ET
- Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors — 10:00 p.m. ET (NBATV)
Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers
The Bucks are finally healthy with both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton back in the lineup. Milwaukee is just 6-4 in their last 10 with a point differential just barely in the positive. They’ve been passed by the Philadelphia 76ers in the standings and desperately need to turn things around and build some momentum heading into the break. The Pacers, meanwhile, have been really struggling without point guard Tyrese Haliburton. They’ve lost eight of their last 10 and will need big games from Buddy Hield and Bennedict Mathurin to keep up with the Bucks.
Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
The polish may be off this game bit with Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, Steven Adams and Desmond Bane all either out or questionable. Still, any opportunity to see Ja Morant and Anthony Edwards battle is a must-watch.
Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
The Raptors are playing through trade rumors with seemingly everyone on the trading block. It’s not clear what this team will look like a few weeks from now but this is still an opportunity for players like Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes to make a statement about their present value. The Warriors, meanwhile, may have Jonathan Kuminga in the starting lineup to replace Andrew Wiggins who is out with a non-Covid illness. Kuminga has been playing very well and this could be a chance for him to further secure his place in the Warriors rotation.
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