Week 10 of the NBA Season coincides with the New Year. The Los Angeles Clippers look to continue to roll with their 16 game win streak. They have done it against a pretty tough schedule and this week it doesn’t get any easier with four games in five nights including @DEN – the league’s best home record, home to LAL in a pseudo home game for both clubs and a home and away against the surprising Warriors, who have no one but the Clippers to prepare for this week.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Charlotte Bobcats are carrying an 18 game losing streak following a heartbreaker against New Orleans last night. Their best hope for a win this week is Friday against the equally lowly Cavaliers. They get three days of rest to prepare for Kyrie Irving and company.
One team has already gotten started on its New Year’s resolutions. Last week, we highlighted that the schedule favored the Brooklyn Nets with 3 very winnable games while the rest of their division was playing exclusively on the road. After losing the first one, they fired head coach Avery Johnson and gave P.J. Carlesimo the interim responsibilities. They won those last two winnable games and gained ground on everyone but the Raptors. They are so happy, there are rumours that Carlesimo will be offered the job full time. This week though the schedule gets a lot tougher and opinions are likely to change.