The long wait is over. It’s been 4 1/2 months since the Warriors captured the Larry O’Brien trophy and won their first championship in nearly 40 years. Starting on Tuesday, Golden State will begin its quest for back-to-back titles as it opens at home against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. That game will be nationally televised by TNT, following the duel between the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers and the Bulls.
Another intriguing nationally televised doubleheader will kick off ESPN’s regular-season coverage on Wednesday, with LaMarcus Aldridge making his debut with the Spurs against the Thunder’s dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, followed by the Timberwolves playing their first game since the tragic death of coach Flip Saunders against the Lakers in Los Angeles. That game will also feature the rookie matchup of top pick Karl-Anthony Towns against D’Angelo Russell.
TNT’s late game on Thursday presents another much-anticipated showdown, with the Mavericks going on the road to face the Clippers. How will Dallas’ players react to DeAndre Jordan, who spurned the Mavs after making a verbal agreement with them during his free agent tour?
If that wasn’t enough, ESPN will broadcast another juicy doubleheader on Friday night. LeBron James and the Cavs play their home opener against Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Heat, while the Warriors hit the road to face the Rockets in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals.
All in all, plenty of prime viewing to kick off the season. So our question of the day is this: Which matchup are you most interested in seeing this week?
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