The Lion, The Switch, And The Weber State Wildcat: LeBron squares off against CP3 tonight in the kind of game that makes you feel all funny in your gibblets. But there's another subplot I'm more interested in. Big Ben is out with back spasms for this game. Does that mean with the big negative out that our boy Lance Allred will actually see some floor time? Maybe? Possibly? Because that would be neat. It'll be interesting to see how the Hornets defend James. Do you put West on him and have Chandler help in the paint? Do you putt Wells on him and hope against hope? And if you're the Cavs, what are you going to do against the high screen and roll with Paul and Chandler? Z's not fast enough, and Varejao isn't big enough. And how do you do all this and contain Peja on the outside? This is one for Xs and Os, for sure. New Orleans at Cleveland, 7PM EST.
Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty: Oh, God. Charlotte's in LA. You know that scene in 300 where they just kill everyone? Okay, that was every scene. But that's pretty much like what this is going to be. Unless the Lakers just have one of those nights and Jason Richardson goes nuclear, this should be pretty much a gigantic blowout. But hey, more chances to see Kobe kill everyone! Charlotte at LA Lakers, 10:30PM EST.
One Line Reasons:
Milwaukee at Atlanta: You might get to see both coaches checking the want-ads together.
Indiana at New Jersey: In case you were just wondering what the teams will look like that will be swept in the first round.
Washington at Seattle: Because every game in Seattle is precious at this point.
Miami at New York: Suicide is painless.
LA Clippers at San Antonio: Because then Manu can teach you to read!