The NBA’s hottest games this season have come against teams that have a good chance of winning their division, but who are not the hottest teams in the league.
So how do the NBA’s best teams stack up against each other?
Here’s how the league’s hottest teams stack-up against the rest of the league this season.
NBA Heat vs. Raptors (Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
ET): The Raptors are undefeated against the Heat at home this season and have won three of their last four matchups.
But they haven’t won back-to-back games since December 23.
They’re 5-0 when facing Miami.
Golden State Warriors vs. Celtics (Nov 4, 7 p.o.m.): Golden State has been outscored by an average of 13.3 points in its last five meetings against Boston, including a 101-92 loss on Feb. 12.
But the Warriors have won four of five.
Boston Celtics vs. Grizzlies (Nov 12, 7 a.m.: Eastern Conference semifinals): The Celtics have won six of their past seven games in the series, including winning the first meeting, 104-100, in overtime last season.
But Memphis has won six straight games at home and has won eight of nine.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Nuggets (Nov 7, 7 and 10): Atlanta is 2-3 in its past seven matchups against Denver, including three straight victories over the Nuggets.
But Denver is 6-2 in its first six games.
Atlanta’s last win in the matchup came in 2011.
Houston Rockets vs. Jazz (Nov 11, 8:30 a.c.: Eastern conference semifinals): Houston has won five of six against the Utah Jazz.
Utah has lost four straight, including an 86-86 loss to the Rockets last season on Jan. 1.
The Rockets’ last win came in 2008.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Lakers (Nov 5, 4 p..m: Western Conference finals): Minnesota has won seven of nine and is 2 for 5 against Los Angeles.
The Lakers have lost four of their first five games, including two of three at Staples Center.
The Timberwolves are 1 for 14 against Golden State, including four of seven in the paint.
Houston Clippers vs. Warriors (Nov 9, 5 p.s.m., Eastern Conference finals.): Golden States has won nine of its past 10 games against Houston.
The Clippers have won their past three matchups, including the last one, a 109-104 victory in the season opener on Nov. 7.
The Warriors are 1 of 6 against the Clippers, including one of six on the glass.
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