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NBA In-Season Tournament Preview: Knicks vs. Bucks, Suns vs. Lakers

The In-Season Tournament quarterfinals continue on Tuesday.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA In-Season Tournament continues tonight with another pair of quarterfinal matches.

In the East, the Milwaukee Bucks, who went undefeated in Group B, will host the New York Knicks, who won the Wild Card with a 3-1 mark (4:30 p.m., TNT).

The two teams met in their In-Season Tournament debuts, where the Bucks narrowly beat the Knicks 105-100 on Nov. 3. Now, the Knicks return to the scene of the crime in hopes of getting the monkey off their back and punching a ticket to Las Vegas to play the Indiana Pacers, who beat the Boston Celtics at home on Monday night.

Meanwhile, the Bucks look to keep their perfect Tournament record unblemished.


Out west, two top contenders take center stage as the Phoenix Suns visit the Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m., TNT).

The two teams met on Nov. 10 in Phoenix, where the LeBron James and the Lakers overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Kevin Durant and the Suns en route to a perfect record in Group B. The Suns swept their way from there to get back into the qualifying zone, where they’ll have to beat the Lakers in order to head to Las Vegas.

The Lakers also beat the Suns in the first week of the season, so they will be shooting to go 3-0 against their division rival to start the season.


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