A healthy eight games on the slate today on this date. That’s an internal rhyme scheme that hasn’t been seen since a Cam’ron fever dream. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
The games of choice, my dudes:
Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs
Doesn’t it make sense that the Spurs would be 11-1 right now? Last year, they were touted as a dark horse title contender and went out and struggled. This season, they flew a bit under the radar and are rolling. That strategy seems to work on “Survivor,” so it should be successful in the NBA as well.
Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks
Way back in 2008, the Hawks almost stole a first round series from the eventual-champion Boston Celtics. Amazingly, the cores of both of those teams are still the cores of those teams. That doesn’t happen too often, but it makes for some pretty decent games, Mike Bibby excepted.
Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
At the very least, there’s bound to be some statistical wackiness going down in South Beach. That’s not to say we should expect a 54 point quarter or over-the-head alley-oop, but I’d be willing to be something crazy happens in this game. Maybe Paul George will wear a headband.
New Orleans Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers
As Skeets will tell you, there is no one in the NBA more watchable than Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Has he ever lied to you? (Probably, but let it slide.)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder
Sure, sure — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Michael Beasley are all very exciting young players to watch play basketball. However, the true draw here is Milicic/Krstic. Winner gets a vowel and one free pass to freak out in an international tournament.