Will Al Jefferson and the Utah Jazz Keep The Kobe-Less Lakers Out of the Playoffs?
Thuuz Sports is a San Francisco Bay Area based sports tech startup and the makers of the award winning Thuuz mobile app for Android and iPhone devices. Each day they will give you the top games to look out for – the games that you’re most likely to be talking about the next day.
Padres vs. Dodgers 7:10pm PST – 86 Thuuz rating
This is the first time the Padres and Dodgers have met since Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being hit by a pitch. The fight fractured Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke’s shoulder. Greinke will be out for at least 8 weeks. The Dodgers are certainly holding a grudge against Quentin, but they said they won’t be retaliating in any way (especially on Jackie Robinson day at the park). Either way – this game is sure to be a tension filled matchup to keep your eye on.
Spurs vs. Warriors 7:30pm PST – 75 Thuuz rating
The NBA regular season is winding down, but tonight’s Spurs vs. Warrior’s matchup still has playoff implications. The Spurs can still secure a #1 seed if they win and OKC gets upset by the Kings. And the Warriors are fighting with the Rockets for that #6 spot. Also, The Kobe-less Lakers could take that #6 spot from both teams. And just from a pure entertainment perspective, the Warriors back court is one of the most exciting to watch in the NBA and Stephen Curry is coming off of a 47 point performance on Friday against the Lakers.
Jazz vs. Timberwolves 5:00pm PST – 74 Thuuz rating
Al Jefferson is coming off a career high tying 40 points in a 107-100 home win over the Timberwolves on Friday. He gets to go against the T-Wolves again as the Jazz look to keep their playoffs hopes alive. The picture is pretty simple – The Jazz need to win out and the Lakers need to lose one of their last two for Utah to continue their season. If they lose, the Lakers are in. It’s playoff basketball, before the playoffs even begin.