Monday, January 17
Brooklyn at Cleveland, 3:00 p.m. ETThis is the first game a four-game road trip for Brooklyn. After losing Kevin Durant to an MCL sprain (he’s out indefinitely, reportedly expected to miss at least four to six weeks), this road trip comes at a good time for the Nets, who will have Kyrie Irving available to keep two of the Big 3 on the court. Brooklyn plays 11 of their next 14 games on the road. Meanwhile, Cleveland enters Week 14 riding the longest active win streak in the league with four straight wins.
Wednesday, January 19
Memphis at Milwaukee, 8:00 p.m. ETThe Grizzlies are 5-1 on the road this season against the other top four teams in each conference with wins at Brooklyn, Phoenix, Golden State, Miami, and Utah. This is the first meeting with the defending champs (who currently sit in fourth in the East). Memphis is a league-best 15-6 against teams over .500 this season, and has earned must-watch League Pass status.
Thursday, January 20
New Orleans at New York, 7:30 p.m. ETThe Knicks enter Week 14 riding a three-game win streak behind strong play from RJ Barrett — 29.7 points per game on 56.3% shooting from 3-point range on 5.3 attempts per game. New York is in the middle of a home heavy stretch of the schedule with five of their last six games having been play at Madison Square Garden and the Knicks winning all five (the longest active home win streak in the league). They open Week 14 with four more home games; can they keep this streak going and continue to climb the standings? They are currently in the final spot of the play-in field at 22-21.
Friday, January 21
Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:00 p.m. ETThe Bulls suffered big losses to Brooklyn (-26) and Golden State (-42) last week and the tough tests do not stop as they open Week 14 at Memphis (winners of 11 of last 12 games) and home for Cleveland (winners of four straight) before facing the Bucks on Friday in Milwaukee.
Saturday, January 22
Indiana at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m. ETThe Suns open Week 14 with the best record in the NBA — at 33-9 they are the last team with single-digit losses on the season. The Suns are a league-best 13-2 against the Eastern Conference, including a 112-94 win over the Pacers on Jan. 14 behind 35 points from Devin Booker.
Sunday, January 23
Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.In a season celebrating the 75 year history of the league, a matchup like this offers a look toward the future with a meeting of the top two scorers under the age of 23 — Dallas’ Luka Doncic (24.7 ppg) and Memphis’ Ja Morant (24.4 ppg). Dallas snapped Memphis’ franchise-record 11-game wins streak on Jan. 14. This is the fourth and final meeting of the year for these two teams; can the Grizzlies even the series at 2-2 or will the Mavs be the first team to beat the Grizzlies three times this season?