Thirteen games tonight, two on national TV (Grizzlies/Nets NBA TV, Trail Blazers/Warriors ESPN). Unfortunately, the nationally televised games are not the best on the schedule, so I hope you have League Pass or other access.
At 6:00, two of the better teams in the East square off, with the 76ers visiting the Magic. Also, the Spurs visit the Raptors, and the Spurs are on a bit of a tear during their rodeo trip. They've won eight in a row and four out of four on this long road trip.
At 6:30 the Pistons visit the Celtics. Bulls fans can hope the Pistons give the Celtics a good game and tire them out before tomorrow's game in Chicago. The Pacers come off a blowout loss at home against the Heat and look for revenge against the Cavaliers, but according to reports the Cavs will have Kyle Irving back while the Pacers may be without Granger, and the game is in Cleveland. The Kings will visit the Knicks and face the Linsanity phenomenon. The Grizzlies will visit the Nets -- not the game I would have picked for NBA TV, but there it is.
At 7:00 you can pick from Bobcats visiting Timberwolves (how strange it must be for the T-wolves to be prohibitive favorites) or the Hornets at the Bucks (meh), or the Thunder at the Rockets, which may be a good game, since the Rockets are 10-3 at home.
At 7:30 we have two of the better teams in the West, the Nuggets at the Mavericks. The Mavs may have finally recovered from their championship hangover, and the Nuggets are not as good away from home. At 8:00 we have the Hawks visiting the Suns -- I always enjoy watching Steve Nash defy age and lack of hops and this may be competitive since the Suns are at home.
At 9:00 it's the second nationally-televised game, the Trail Blazers, without LeMarcus Aldridge, visiting the Warriors, who have played well lately at home. Finally at 9:30 it's the Wizards, fresh off two surprising blow-out road victories, at the Clippers.
So, lots of reasons to watch tonight. I will leave you with a poll.
Which of tonight's games do you most want to watch? And, in the comments, why?
Philadelphia at Orlando (10 votes)
San Antonio at Toronto (0 votes)
Detroit at Boston (1 vote)
Indiana at Cleveland (0 votes)
Memphis at New Jersey (0 votes)
Sacramento at New York (9 votes)
Oklahoma City at Houston (0 votes)
New Orleans at Milwaukee (0 votes)
Charlotte at Minnesota (0 votes)
Denver at Dallas (1 vote)
Atlanta at Phoenix (0 votes)
Portland at Golden State (2 votes)
Washington at LA Clippers (0 votes)
None of the above. (3 votes)
26 total votes