January 30, 2011 – Initial Release
Today, we will have interesting match-ups as a couple NBA teams square off tonight.
The Orlando Magic, who might be on going the same path as Cleveland, will verse the struggling Cavaliers tonight.
Orlando has to keep their star (Dwight Howard) in their squad as long as they could possibly can because he will have the choice to be a free agent in 2012.
The Cavaliers once had LeBron James. They tried and tried to build pieces around him so he could get a championship, but they failed and he left them.
Now, the Magic, who recently had a blockbuster trade sending Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas to the Magic roster, are building pieces around Dwight Howard. They lost in the Finals to the Lakers 2 years ago.
Speaking of the Lakers, Kobe Bryant and his squad renew a much anticipated rivalry with the Boston Celtics, who lost to them in last year’s Finals.
The two classic rivals are playing great, but age might be slowing them down. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, and Ron Artest are the aging starters that are over 30 years old.
The New Orleans Hornets will face off against the Phoenix Suns tonight also. Now, this may not seem as a very exciting game, but these two teams both have one of the most elite point guards today in Steve Nash (Suns) and Chris Paul (Hornets).
Watch for a ton of highlights, and outstanding assists. The Hornets currently have a losing streak of 1, and the Suns have a winning streak of 1.
Finally, the two league’s top scorers face off tonight. Miami Heat, with the trio of Dwyane Wade, LeBron, and Bosh, will battle out Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and the ever so improving Serge Ibaka with the rest of the Thunder.
Durant is leading the league with 28.8 points a game, and LeBron is pacing it with 26.1 ppg, just slightly above Amar’e Stoudamire (26.0 ppg), who’s team will battle the Pistons tonight in New York.
The double header of Thunder vs. Miami (1:00PM ET) and Los Angeles vs. Boston (3:30PM ET) will feature tonight on ABC.
Other games tonight include: Denver vs. Philadelphia, NYK vs. Pistons, and Utah vs. Golden State.