Weekly Schedule Analysis
18 teams with four-game weeks: Utah, Portland, Phoenix, Orlando, Oklahoma City, New York, Minnesota, Miami, Memphis, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Indiana, Houston, Golden State, Detroit, Denver, Charlotte, Brooklyn.
12 teams with three-game weeks: Washington, Toronto, San Antonio, Sacramento, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Dallas, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta.
Detroit and the Lakers have their third 4-game week in a row.
4 teams have only home games: Washington, Miami, Cleveland, Philadelphia.
6 teams have only road games: Spurs, Blazers, Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, Bulls.
New Orleans Hornets play the Raptors and Hawks on the road with a home game against Phoenix to start the week. Seems like an easy match-up week for Eric Gordon.
Phoenix has three road games and ends with a home-and-home against OKC after visiting Memphis. That’s a tough week.
The Pistons take on four teams that currently hold playoff spots.
Boston will play its first full week without Rajon Rondo this season: three games against the Raptors, Lakers, and Nuggets.
Chicago has three road games this week; they are 14-7 away from the United Center.
Brooklyn will start the week against Lakers and Pistons. Both teams have weak defensive point guards in Nash and Calderon. Expect big numbers from Deron Williams those two games.
The Pacers play a triple back-to-back starting on Monday and ending Wednesday.