I was originally going to do one for day 7 on its own, but then I looked at the schedule and thought, “Meh.”
It’s sad when the best game that would have been on is a San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors match-up. Through my experience watching these games, the Spurs will win by 20-30 points. Ugh. Kings vs. Lakers? I’d rather watch Kings vs. Warriors. Cleveland would have been playing, too. I dunno, man.
Day 8 though? I love it. Five games, all I wouldn’t mind watching at all.
Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers - Two teams who are basically in the middle of the pack within their respective divisions. One’s trying to keep their playoff chances in the weaker East, while the other’s trying to get back into the playoff picture in the West. Plus, I think these are two pretty fun teams.
Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat - Might be the weakest game slated for this date. Miami’s perimeter game of Chalmers, Wade, and James would totally slaughter the Jazz’s backcourt, but the Jazz clearly have the offensive edge up front. I’m not gonna lie, I like the idea of Milsap, Jefferson, Kanter, and Favors together.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks - I am so sad we’re missing this game. I love both of these teams. The Thunder would probably win this game on defense alone, but it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t have been a fun one to watch.
Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies - The Suns are rebuilding and the Grizzlies have been built better than expected. Barring major offseason movies for either Randolph or Gasol, they should still be great. That being said, this should be an easy win for the Grizzlies, but Phoenix’s pace would make this very fun to watch.