The Rundown: February 10, 2011


 

Today is a big day. Lakers-Celtics, Ray Allen’s three point quest, and Jerry Sloan retirement rumours (more on the last two later) but most importantly it is another TNT Thursday.

On To The Rundown

Lakers at Boston (8:00 PM)

The second and final regular season installment of the NBA’s most storied rivalry is set for tonight. With Boston’s previous road win and the Lakers recent struggles, the Celtics are poised to take bragging rights and a series sweep of the two matchups.

Quick Thought: Wouldn’t it make sense to have more inter-conference play? Especially between rival franchises where it makes sense. I understand that two games between the Raptors and Timberwolves is more than enough, but it would just be nice to see more Lakers and Celtics matchups in the regular season.

Why You Should Watch: Ray Allen likely will break the three point record tonight, and it is against the Lakers. Should be a great moment for the league and an amazing player.

Golden State at Phoenix (9:00 PM)

What a waste of the best offensive matchup in the NBA. Their last matchup was a scorekeeper’s nightmare and tonight shouldn’t be any different, just sucks it will be buried on the undercard.

Why You Should Watch: No huge reason, unless you really love run and gun basketball.

Dallas at Denver (10:30 PM)

“The Carmelo Anthony Extremely Awkward Farewell Tour Sponsored by Chris Bosh” stays at home tonight and may not be a farewell tour after all. But hey, let’s just forget about that option entirely. For Spike Lee’s sake.

Why You Should Watch: It is a game between two West contenders and if Denver does keep Melo this may be a first round matchup, should be interesting.