As you may have noticed, due to the NCAA title game, no NBA games were played last night. Even though I’m not a big college ball fan by any stretch of the imagination, last night’s Kansas/Memphis battle was electrifying and I simply couldn’t look away. Mario Chalmers: Welcome to the highlight reels of forever.
The Association returns tonight with a vengeance, and here are some games to keep an eye on…
Knicks @ Pistons: This will be the only time out of 82 games this season that Isiah Thomas will hear cheers from any crowd. I suggest that after the players and coaches are introduced, you quickly grab the remote and put on something that – unlike this game – will not make your eyes bleed.
Jazz @ Hornets: Deron Williams vs Chris Paul rarely disappoints, and with Carlos Boozer casting his vote for Kobe in the MVP race, CP3 might be playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder tonight. Be afraid, Utah.
Hawks @ Pacers: A win by the Hawks tonight would mathematically eliminate the Pacers from Playoff contention, and all but lock up the eight and final seed for Atlanta.
Never has a matchup between two teams who are a combined sixteen games below .500 been so exciting! Ah, the Eastern Conference.