Jeez, it's already 2011? Man, and I had just gotten used to writing 1997!
There's almost nothing resembling a competitive game tonight on the NBA schedule. The calendar may have flipped to 2011, but some things never change.
Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:
Nationally Televised Games:
76ers at Hornets, NBA TV, 8pm: The Sixers have won the last three games between these two teams. I have but one question: what the hell, New Orleans???
All The Other Games:
Warriors at Magic, 7pm: Okay, so maybe this trade worked out better for Orlando than I expected. (Who knew Hedo Turkoglu was still capable of being more than just a mannequin in a jersey and shorts? Ball.) I guess the "addition by subtraction" aspect of dumping Vince Carter is more powerful than I could have ever imagined.
Heat at Bobcraps, 7pm: The Heat almost let Golden State beat them the other day. That being said, the odds of the Bobcraps getting hot and knocking down jumpers and building a lead against anybody are pretty awful. Even Jordan wouldn't take those odds on his next trip to a sports book in Vegas.
Timberwolves at Celtics, 7:30pm: Get Rajon Rondo back, lose Kevin Garnett. Sigh.
Rockets at Nuggets, 9pm: Chauncey Billups has been on fire since returning from a sprained wrist. Great. Now he can get that out of his system and return to breaking everyone's hearts come April and May.
Pistons at Jazz, 9pm: The Jazz haven't lost to the Pistons since they drafted Deron Williams. Somehow I think these two might just somehow be related...