NBA Outlook Playoffs: 8/18 Preview


Portland point guard Damian Lillard lays it in with Lebron James giving chase (Photo Credit- The OregonLive.com)


Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) vs Orlando Magic (0-0)

When: Tuesday, Aug 18th at 1:30pm.

Where:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

TV: TNT / Radio: 620 AM

Injuries:

Milwaukee: Ersan Ilyasova (Out/ Elbow)

Orlando: Jonathan Isaac (Out/Torn ACL), Aaron Gordon (Day to Day/ Hamstring), Michael Carter-Williams (Day to Day/ Foot)

Milwaukee :

118.7 - points per game

108.6 - points against

47.6 - Field goal %

Orlando:

107.3 - points per game

108.3 - points against

44.4 - field goal %

Individual Leaders: Mil/Orl -

Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.5 / Nikola Vucevic 19.6 -Points

Giannis Antetokounmpo 13.6 / Nikola Vucevic 10.9 - Rebounds

Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.6 / Markelle Fultz 5.1 - Assists

Key Match-ups:

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Aaron Gordon

Brook Lopez vs Nikola Vucevic

Eric Bledsoe vs Markelle Fultz

Khris Middleton vs Wesley Iwundu




Miami Heat (0-0) vs Indiana Pacers (0-0)

When: Tuesday, Aug 18th at 4pm.

Where:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

TV: TNT / Radio: 93.5/10.5 FM The Fan

Injuries:

Miami: Bam Adebayo (Day to Day/ Knee), Jimmy Butler (Day to Day/ Foot), Goran Dragic (Day to Day/ Ankle), Andre Iguodala (Day to Day/ Hip), Derrick Jones (Day to Day/ Neck)

Indiana: Domantas Sabonis (Out/ Foot), TJ Warren (Questionable/ Foot)

Miami:

112.0 - points per game

109.1 - points against

46.8 - Field goal %

Indiana:

109.4 - points per game

107.5 - points against

47.6 - field goal %

Individual Leaders: Mia/Ind -

Jimmy Butler 19.9 / TJ Warren 19.8 -Points

Bam Adebayo 10.2 / Domantas Sabonis 12.4 - Rebounds

Jimmy Butler 6.0 / Malcolm Brogdon 7.1 - Assists

Key Match-ups:

Bam Adebayo vs Myles Turner

Jimmy Butler vs Victor Oladipo

Kendrick Nunn vs Malcolm Brogdon



Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0) vs Houston Rockets (0-0)

When: Tuesday, Aug 18th at 6:30pm.

Where:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

TV: TNT / Radio: KBME/ KTRH/ KEYH, WWLS 98.1 FM OKC

Injuries:

OKC: Chris Paul (Day to Day/Hand), Lugentz Dort (Day to Day/Knee)

Houston: Russell Westbrook (Out/ Strained Right Quad)

OKC:

110.4 - points per game

108.4 - points against

46.8 - Field goal %

Houston:

117.8 - points per game

114.8 - points against

45.1 - field goal %

Individual Leaders: OKC/Hou -

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander / James Harden 34.3 -Points

Steven Adams 9.3 / Robert Covington 8.0 - Rebounds

Chris Paul 6.7 / James Harden 7.5 - Assists

Key Match-ups:

Chris Paul vs James Harden

Steven Adams vs PJ Tucker

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs Eric Gordon



LA Lakers (0-0) vs Portland Trailblazers (0-0)

When:Tuesday, Aug 18th at 9pm .

Where:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

TV: TNT / Radio: ESPN LA 710/KWKW, Rip City Radio 620

Injuries:

LAL: Rajon Rondo (Doubtful/ Thumb)

Portland: Zach Collins (Out/ Ankle), Nassir Little (Out/ Dehydration)

LAL:

113.4 - points per game

107.6 - points against

48.0 - Field goal %

Portland:

115.1 - points per game

116.2 - points against

46.2 - field goal %

Individual Leaders: LAL/Por -

Anthony Davis 26.1 / Damian Lillard 30.0 -Points

Anthony Davis 9.3 / Hassan Whiteside 13.5 - Rebounds

LeBron James 10.2 / Damian Lillard 8.0 - Assists

Key Match-ups:

Anthony Davis vs Jusuf Nurkic

LeBron James vs Damian Lillard

Kyle Kuzma vs Carmelo Anthony

Danny Green vs CJ McCollum

Dion Waiters vs Gary Trent Jr



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