This week, there are enough great games on the NBA national TV schedule that it might be easiest to point out which one NOT to watch—and that would be Mavericks vs. Suns, the second half of the TNT doubleheader, which will only be of interest to those local markets—and maybe not even the local market in Yuma, Arizona, as the Suns are literally the only team in the Western Conference that is definitively not going to the playoffs. Those in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, however, will want to check in and see how rookie stud Luka Doncic is performing.
Here’s the full schedule for the week, all times Eastern:
|Tuesday, December 11|
|Wednesday, December 12|
|Thursday, December 13|
|Friday, December 14|
|Saturday, December 15|
|Monday, December 17|
Last week was good for some teams and bad for others. The Jazz got back to .500 and then fell below it with a couple of lackluster performances—they’ll be playing the Rockets and Magic on NBATV this week. The Thunder and Nuggets are both chugging along, and they’ll be concluding the Friday night ESPN doubleheader fighting for the top of the Western Conference.
The week’s biggest game, though, is likely the Raptors and Warriors rematch Wednesday night on ESPN. Toronto pulled out a squeaker at home against the defending champs, but this one is in the Bay, and Steph Curry is back and putting on a clinic.
Check back each week to see which games to watch and a whole lot more at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.