Friday Night games to watch; Heat @ Hawks, Wolves @ Pelicans, Hornets @ Suns

There will be 10 games on the schedule tonight. The Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers on NBA TV and the San Antonio Spurs take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the 10:00 game on ESPN.

I would not recommend either of those games. There are some league pass games that might be more entertaining.

Miami Heat @ Atlanta Hawks 7:30 pm

The Miami Heat look to bounce back against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Heat will look to bounce back after a poor performance against the Pacers on Wednesday. This is a division matchup and the Hawks are 3-0 at home.

The Hawks have three players tied with 16 ppg, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague. Al Horford is still learning the offense and is averaging 13 ppg. Korver has been lights out from three point land, hitting 26 threes at a 55% clip.

The Heat only scored 75 points against the Pacers. They were dominated on the boards and Dwyane Wade and Shawne Williams were the only starters to crack double figures. Chris Bosh was held to nine points and two rebounds.

Expect the Heat to bounce back and give the Hawks their first lost at home. Bosh and Deng will lead the way.

Minnesota Timberwolves @ New Orleans Pelicans 8:00 pm

The Timberwolves did not look bad on National TV against the Rockets. Andrew Wiggins played a good game while guarding James Harden. In his second start Zach LaVine did not shoot the ball well but he had nine assists and only three turnovers.

The Pelicans are always much watch because of Anthony Davis. He had a monster game on Wednesday night against the Lakers; 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.

This should be a high scoring game with some exciting plays on both ends.

Charlotte Hornets @ Phoenix Suns 9 pm

The Suns are a fun team to watch especially at home. They had two exciting comeback wins against the Warriors and Nets.

The Hornets are still a work in progress on the offensive end. Lance Stephenson is still struggling to find his shot but Al Jefferson is still great in the paint.  

This game could go either way. The Suns can get off to a slow start at home and allow the Hornets to get an early lead. The Hornets are good enough defensively to make it an ugly game and make it a low scoring game.

The Suns can also make it a fast paced game and allow the Hornets to score big points. The Suns put up 70 points in their last two fourth quarters.