Suns, Pistons Look To Extend Streaks


Saturday, March 17th 2007, 2:53 pm
By: News On 6


UNDATED (AP) It's a nine-game schedule in the NBA Saturday.

New Orleans visits the Washington Wizards, who are trying to regain sole possession of the Southeast Division lead. The Wizards share first place with the Miami Heat, who earned their ninth straight win last night.

Phoenix is at Denver, one night after the Suns had their six-game winning streak snapped by Detroit, 105-83.

Cleveland hosts Utah in a matchup of playoff-bound teams. The Cavaliers have won seven straight to get within two and a-half games of the Eastern Conference-leading Detroit Pistons. The Jazz will try to shake a three-game skid that has cut their Northwest Division lead sliced to ten games over Denver.

The Indiana Pacers look to end their eleven-game skid when they host the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers are tied with New Jersey and Orlando in a scramble for the last two Eastern Conference playoff berths.

Rounding out the schedule, Sacramento is at Orlando, Chicago visits Memphis, San Antonio hosts Boston, Milwaukee entertains Charlotte, and Golden State is at Seattle.