As the NBA season draws to a close, important games are played nightly as valuable playoff spots in both conferences remain undecided.
In the do-or-die race for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz slipped ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers with a win on Friday night. On Saturday, both teams are in action with the Jazz hosting the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are also playing on a back-to-back after losing to the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
Among the key games for the Eastern Conference standings, the Indiana Pacers can slip a half game ahead of the New York Knicks with a road win over the Phoenix Suns. A win by the Pacers will also move them closer to clinching the Central Division over the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have an afternoon road game at the Dallas Mavericks starting at 2 PM ET.
Here is a look at the full schedule of games on Saturday.
|AWAY||HOME||TIME (ET)||NATIONAL TV||AWAY TV||HOME TV|
|Chicago||Dallas||2:00 PM||CSN-Chicago||FOX Sports Southwest|
|Orlando||Atlanta||7:00 PM||Fox Sports Florida||SportSouth-Atlanta|
|Memphis||Minnesota||8:00 PM||SportSouth-Memphis||WFTC - My29|
|LA Clippers||Houston||8:00 PM||Fox Sports Prime Ticket||CSN-Houston|
|Oklahoma City||Milwaukee||8:30 PM||Fox Sports Oklahoma||Fox Sports Wisconsin|
|Brooklyn||Utah||9:00 PM||YES Network||ROOT Sports|
|LA Lakers||Sacramento||10:00 PM||TWC SportsNet||CSN-California|
|Indiana||Phoenix||10:00 PM||NBA TV||Fox Sports Indiana||Fox Sports Arizona|
|Portland||Golden State||10:30 PM||CSN-Northwest||CSN-Bay Area|