With no more football being played, Major League Baseball just starting Spring Training games, all eyes are on the basketball world. With the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, most conference action is wrapping up. Teams are jockeying for position within their conferences, as we’re getting ready for the conference tournaments.
Speaking of basketball, we’re seeing a lot of great NBA action as well. As we’re heading into the All Star Break, we’re starting to see some separation between the top-tier teams, and the teams that will be playing for a spot in the draft lottery.
Top Basketball Games to Keep An Eye This Weekend
In college hoops action, we’ll see some great games. There will be 20 ranked teams in action on Saturday. We’ll see ranked teams facing off in three games. The premier matchup will see the #2 team in the country, the Baylor Bears, travel to the Phog Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas to take on the #17 Kansas Jayhawks.
The Bears enter this one still undefeated. Baylor has had to take time off twice this season due to COVID issues. They returned from their latest layoff by beating Iowa State on Tuesday night. It was a struggle for Baylor, but they came through in the end.
As for Kansas, they had been on a roll prior to their overtime loss against Texas earlier this week. Kansas had won five straight, and were looking to make a late run at the Big 12 title. This was thought to be one of Bill Self’s weakest Kansas squads, but they’ve turned things around as of late and look like they could make a deep postseason run.
Another ranked match up will see the #9 Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Columbus to take on the #4 Ohio State Buckeyes. This one will be huge in the Big 10 race, as the Buckeyes try to keep pace with the Michigan Wolverines.
In NBA action, the Saturday night prime time match up will feature two teams that can score points in bunches, as the Dallas Mavericks will take on the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are led by James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant. Since the acquisition of Harden, the Nets have been ascending up the Eastern Conference standings. Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks, as they try to slow down the Nets.
On Sunday, we’ll see a potential NBA Finals clash, as the Los Angeles Clippers head to battle against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Clippers are one of the top teams in the West. Any time that you have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the floor, you have a great shot at winning.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the top players in the game. Even though his Bucks have struggled at times this season, they still have a great shot at claiming an Eastern Conference title. The Bucks have surrounded Antetokounmpo with better offensive weapons than he’s had in the past, so the Bucks are undergoing some changes and trying some new things. Once they have everything fine-tuned, look out for Milwaukee!