MLB: D-Backs at Brewers

Fifth starters in a rotation are an interesting animal: Good enough to be in the rotation but weak enough to be ‘last’. But baseball has a lot to do with matchups. So the ‘worst’ starter on the team can still dominate.

We’re likely to see a great example of this when the D-Backs take on

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MLB: Giants at Dodgers

// We are not fans of the San Francisco Giants here at B3TZ Sports. Fans come and go with success. We bleed Orange&Black — since 1971 and have a Croix de Candlestick (“Veni, vidi, vixi” (“I came, I saw, I survived”) to prove it.

In fact, back in 2002 when the Giants were six outs

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Heat at Spurs

document.write(”);Surprisingly, there actually is something on the line with this game. And even MORE surprising is that Cleavie going against the Heat. Does he see weakness?

Or the simple fact that in the only other meeting between the clubs this season in Miami, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green didn’t suit up.

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Clippers at Rockets

document.write(”);Just missing the opportunity to beat the Spurs on Friday night, the Clippers are still trying to set a team record for victories and move closer to their first division title by beating the Rockets (39-33) for the sixth straight time Saturday night.

Los Angeles (49-24) has already clinched a second straight trip to the

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Clippers at Spurs

document.write(”);Not shocking news: The Spurs and Clippers have very different styles of play. Clippers = Go Big or Go Home. Spurs = Finesse backed up with uhh, more finesse?

The other thing these two teams don’t share is winning. And for the Clippers, winning three straight regular-season games in San Antonio would be quite the

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Pacers at Mavericks

Earlier in the season Indiana had a wicked defense that was in full shut-down mode against any foe but seasons roll on and furry, giant men called Nowitzkis show up to change enough details you can’t always count on big D.

Add to mix that beating Indiana on Thursday night at home would give the

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Heat at Bulls

I would pick the Bulls to end the Heat’s undefeated run — without D-Rose — but thought Noah and Belinelli in the mix as possible game-time scratches and uhhh… oh, forget it. Still going to go opposite Cleavie on this one for the following reasons.

The Bulls (38-31) have lost 13 of their last 22

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Knicks at Celtics

Tuesday’s game could be a preview of a potential first-round series in the Eastern Conference playoffs. New York (42-26) currently occupies the third spot while Boston (36-33) is 6 1/2 games behind, but has lost four games in a row.

Kevin Garnett is out for the Celtics and it could be significant, with Tuesday’s game.

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Lakers at Warriors

Golden State (40-31), sixth in the Western Conference, has won five of seven thanks in large part to Curry, who has averaged 30.2 points in those victories while hitting 59.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Warriors star is a game-time decision Monday night against the Lakers.

Curry turned in his best performance stretch Saturday

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Spurs at Rockets

I defy anyone to make a good argument that Tony Parker isn’t the only reason the Spurs are in such good shape looking towards the playoffs. In fact there was a whole stretch when Duncan in Ginobili were out for almost 7 games and Parker carried San Antonio to a nearly perfect record during that

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