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2012 NBA schedule: Suns host Jazz during weekend slate

A full slate of games marks the NBA's weekend calendar.

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns continue their long home stand while two of the NBA's most surprising teams square off during the weekend's NBA schedule.

The Suns (8-15) play host to the Utah Jazz (13-10) on Fri., Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. MT. Phoenix, in the midst of a five straight games at home, ended its seven-game losing streak on Wednesday by beating the surprise Memphis Grizzlies.

Two other surprise teams match up on Saturday when the Golden State Warriors visit the Atlanta Hawks. The Warriors (15-7) are coming off a win over the Miami Heat, a team now tied with the Hawks (14-6) atop the Southeast Division.

From the Pacific Division, the L.A. Clippers (16-6) play the Milwaukee Bucks (11-9), while the L.A. Lakers (9-14) play at the Washington Wizards (3-16) and the Philadelphia 76ers (12-10).

An Eastern Conference battle also takes place on Saturday when the Chicago Bulls (12-9) host the Brooklyn Nets (12-9).

Here is the full NBA weekend slate from SI.com. All times are Mountain.

Friday, Dec. 14
Mavericks at Raptors, 5 p.m.
Warriors at Magic, 5 p.m.
76ers at Pacers, 5 p.m.
Lakers at Wizards, 5 p.m.
Pistons at Nets, 5:30 p.m.
Bucks at Cavaliers, 5:30 p.m.
Celtics at Rockets, 6 p.m., ESPN
Kings at Thunder, 6 p.m.
Timberwolves at Hornets, 6 p.m.
Jazz at Suns, 7 p.m.
Grizzlies at Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 15
Warriors at Hawks, 5 p.m.
Magic at Bobcats, 5:30 p.m.
Cavaliers at Knicks, 5:30 p.m.
Pacers at Pistons, 5:30 p.m.
Wizards at Heat, 5:30 p.m.
Mavericks at Timberwolves, 6 p.m.
Nets at Bulls, 6 p.m.
Clippers at Bucks, 6:30 p.m.
Celtics at Spurs, 6:30 p.m.
Grizzlies at Jazz, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16
Rockets at Raptors, 11 a.m.
Lakers at 76ers, 4 p.m.
Nuggets at Kings, 4 p.m.
Hornets at Trail Blazers, 7 p.m.

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