This should be a great night of basketball. There are some really intriguing matchups worth taking in.
There better be, if we're honest. 13 games, one of the busiest nights of the year, and if you're unhappy with my choice for this particular post, well, you'll have 12 nods to prove me wrong.
Like with the Thunder and the Celtics. I was scared off a bit by the way the C's handled Oklahoma City last December, but we should still see a good back and forth from those polar opposites (that really are about the same team, minus 13 years of age).
The Clippers are in Toronto, with a game featuring two of the more disappointing teams in this league, but I think that should be worth a watch, even with the Clips on the second night of a back-to-back.
Lakers and Atlanta? Come on! Finals preview. Or pretty good game. Think of it as a reversed version of the Cavs and Suns, or Magic and Jazz.
Dallas and Memphis? If this were January, and Grizz-fever at an all-time high, I'd pick this one to watch.
Houston and San Antonio? Was a slow-down classic for years. Now? It could be a score-fest. OK, probably not. Kevin Martin(notes) should be out, and the Spurs are back home after a goodly jaunt away. But it might be competitive.
Golden State and Utah? Fun! New York and Portland? Seriously, that could be a little shoot-out of its own.
The thing is ... 13 games. Loads to get behind. So comment away, enjoy Larry Nance's shooting form (pictured above), and we'll see you back here tomorrow morning.
Cleveland Cavaliers: 58-16, 91 possessions per game (25th), 111.6 points scored per 100 possessions (fourth), 103.5 points allowed per 100 possessions (seventh).
Milwaukee Bucks: 41-32, 92.1 possessions per game (19th), 104.6 points scored per 100 possessions (23rd), 102.9 points allowed per 100 possessions (fourth).