What are the Top 5 Regular Season Games We Can’t Wait to Watch
Today, the NBA finally released its regular season schedule for all 30 of its teams.
Naturally, with some many games on the docket, some peak the interest of fans more than most. These are the games which are dubbed the marquee matchups – can’t miss TV. With a wild offseason very quickly wrapping up and the NBA pre-season right around the corner, it is only fitting to highlight five of the most exciting games we all cannot wait to see!
5. The King Returns Home
On November 21, LeBron James is set to return home with his new team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers may not have any games scheduled on TNT this season after a whopping 39 nationally televised games the year prior, but when James returns to Quicken Loans Arena, the national spotlight will follow. It will definitely be interesting to see how Cleveland receives the veteran superstar who helped bring the team it’s first NBA championship.
4. Brodie and KD Meet Again
It seems like a matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors never gets old.
On March 16, Russell Westbrook will receive yet another opportunity to take on his former teammate Kevin Durant. A revitalized Thunder team looks to climb further up the Western Conference ladder following a good summer as they look to be the team to dethrone the two-time defending NBA champions.
3. DeMar DeRozan Returns to Toronto
After manning the ship for nearly a decade, DeMar DeRozan will be returning to Toronto as a visitor this time around as the new San Antonio Spurs star is set to face the team that drafted him on February 22 in the re-branded Scotiabank Arena. Not only will DeRozan star on that night, but Kawhi Leonard will have his second shot at taking on his former squad.
2. Merry Christmas
No matter what happens around the League, the Golden State Warriors simply cannot escape The King on Christmas Day.
This December, the Warriors will play host to LeBron James’ new team, the Los Angeles Lakers at the Oracle Arena. This marks the fourth straight year the Warriors and James meat on Christmas Day and it is safe to assume that this matchup will be just as exciting as each of the games in year’s prior.
1. Rebirth of the Rivalry
It’s LeBron James versus Kyrie Irving. The Los Angeles Lakers versus the Boston Celtics.
The NBA’s most storied rivalry is reborn. Two teams that most recently faced off in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals will add yet another chapter to their glorified history on February 7, when both squads meet. Not only should Irving be ready to go against his former teammate, but the Celtics will finally welcome former All-Star Gordon Hayward back into the fray, after the swing man missed all but a few minutes of last season dealing with a gruesome leg injury.