Wednesday is always a major day during the NBA season and the 2012-2013 isn’t any different. With 13 games scheduled for this evening, today is a good day to start looking forward to the rest of the week in NBA action. Here are a few suggestions of important games to watch that have big names and may have implications throughout the remainder of the year:
Brooklyn at Miami – Wednesday, November 7th – 7:30pm
Roster changes to the Brooklyn Nets have made them one of the favorites to finish with a playoff spot within the Eastern Conference. Keeping both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson on the roster along with Gerald Wallace, Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries make them a solid team for any opponent throughout the league. To test that theory they will travel to South Beach, Miami and face off against the defending champions. Other than the hiccup against the New York Knicks, the Heat have gotten off to a fantastic start and look to be playing even better than they were at the end of last season. This should be an interesting game to watch to see just how good the Nets really are at this stage in the year.
San Antonio at Los Angeles Clippers – Wednesday, November 7th – 10:30pm
The Western Conference is going to be a fight from top to bottom for much of the 2012-2013 season. Both the Spurs and the Clippers are expected to be highly ranked within the top five of the conference and have the potential to make strong playoff runs. This rematch game from last year’s playoffs could also be a preview of what to come. However, the Clippers are dealing with an injured Blake Griffin and as many teams have seen already, injuries will continue to play a theme throughout the year.
Dallas at New York – Friday, November 9th – 7:30pm
The New York Knicks have gotten off to a great start behind Carmelo Anthony’s 26 points per game. As one of the oldest rosters on the court this year, they will have to pace themselves throughout the season but still keep this hot streak going. The 3-1 Mavericks will come to the Garden to face them. Like many other teams the Mavericks are dealing with injuries to many key players including Dirk Nowitzki. However, O.J. Mayo has stepped up as the on court leader until their stars return and has helped keep this team relevant at this early stage of the year.
One of the best aspects of the NBA season is that fans never know which game will turn into an exciting night of basketball. Looking forward through the rest of the week, these three games standout as big name matchups, however any time the players step onto the court, a special night of events can occur.