Day 23 of Lost NBA Games
10 games we could have kept track of while you wait for it to be Thanksgiving.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Bobcats - I’m gonna be frank here, but the Bobcats would get killed inside. Non-sequitur, but I first typed Charlotte Hornets, but then caught myself. I miss those days.
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - I can’t help but SMH when I look at the Cavs’ roster. They don’t have much outside of Kyrie Irving, Boom Dizzle (barely), Omri Casspi, Antawn Jamison, and Anderson Varejao. And even then, that’s a bit sketchy (besides Kyrie). The Pacers, on the other hand, have Darren Collison, George Hill, Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, and Psycho T. Very promising.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Why wouldn’t you want to watch a game between these two teams. Classic Kobe vs. Durant. I would write more, but it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics - You would have had the worst defense (30th in Defensive Efficiency with 110… wow) against a team with one of the best defenses (2nd with a Defensive Efficiency of 97.8). Um, yeah, that basically explains it all.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Detroit Pistons - Every now and then you see a matchup that doesn’t really matter too much. They meet only twice a year, and honestly none of the matchups look very promising. Raymond Felton vs. Rodney Stuckey maybe? Otherwise, I actually don’t know how to approach this game. Sorry folks.
New Jersey Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - I would love to see Deron Williams light up for 50 over Brandon Jennings. I’m still sore from the time Jennings scored 55 on the Warriors back in his rookie season. Brooke Lopez vs. Andrew Bogut also looks like a very intriguing matchup.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets - The best and the worst out of the Southwest Division. Granted, the Rockets are still a very solid over-.500 team, so that statement doesn’t even mean much. This should’ve been a really fun game with Kevin Martin and Dirk Nowitzki shooting the lights out.
Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - I guess we’ll have to wait until next year to see Dorell Wright drop 9 three-pointers at the Target Center. Can’t believe that was already almost a whole year ago (Nov. 27, 2010).
Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs - You can’t not love the idea of this game. Two great defensive big men duke it out in San Antonio, and it would have been great. Dwight Howard. Tim Duncan. Damn.
Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings - Wow, I actually think the Kings own this matchup. Granted, the Jazz’s front line is deeper and looks stronger, but the Kings’ backcourt should’ve made up for it.