Saturday's NBA schedule and TV info

Kevin C. Cox

Eight games highlight Saturday's NBA schedule.

Eight games make up Saturday's NBA schedule. The slate is highlighted by a pair of potential playoff teams meeting in Atlanta. All times are Eastern.

Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks, 7 p.m., PRI/League Pass

The Clippers are in first place in the Pacific Division, but they have lost two straight. Atlanta is 1½ games behind the Heat in the Southeast.

Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m., SSN/League Pass

The Bobcats lost 23 straight games to end last season, but this year, the 0-10 Wizards are the inept team.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., FxK/League Pass

The Thunder will try to pad their lead in the Northwest Division while Philadelphia will attempt to make up ground on the New York Knicks in the Atlantic.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., FxO/League Pass

LeBron James faces off against his old team when the Cavaliers travel to Miami.

Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m., TWC/League Pass

After winning his debut against the Brooklyn Nets, new Lakers head coach Mark D'Antoni has lost two straight games.

Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks, 9 p.m., WGN/League Pass

In a surprise twist, the Bucks lead the Central Division, and the Bulls are in third place at 5-6.

Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings, 10 p.m., RT/League Pass

The Jazz and Kings meet for the second game of a home-and-home series.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m., FNo/League Pass

Minnesota and Golden State are headed in opposite directions. The Wolves are fourth in the Northwest and the Warriors are second in the Pacific.

For a complete list of NBA games, check out Sports Illustrated's weekly schedule.

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