NBA Games of the Week
Warriors at Mavericks | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
It's always interesting -- both on and off the court -- when Golden State and Dallas get together. From the bad blood between Don Nelson and Mark Cuban to the lasting memory of the Warriors' historic upset over the Mavs in the 2007 playoffs, these teams simply don't like each other. This is the first of three meetings this season. The Warriors' Monta Ellis has averaged 15.0 points in his first two games since returning from an offseason ankle injury.
Cavaliers at Magic | Thursday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. (TNT)
The Magic fizzled in last week's much-hyped showdown with the Celtics in Orlando. Now they get their first crack of the season at the other team helping to form the Eastern Conference's power trio.
Spurs at Suns | Thursday, Jan. 29, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
In their last meeting, on Christmas in Phoenix, San Antonio guard Roger Mason nailed the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. Every game is important right now for the Suns, who are battling just to make the playoffs.
Bobcats at Nuggets | Friday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m.
Carmelo Anthony has targeted this game for his return from a broken hand. Denver went 5-3 in its first eight games without Anthony, the team's leading scorer and a strong candidate to be selected as a reserve to the All-Star Game.
Hornets at Spurs | Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m.
San Antonio entered the week with a 1 1/2-game lead over New Orleans in the Southwest Division. This is the first of three matchups between the rivals during the second half of the season, with the Hornets holding a 1-0 edge in the series thanks to a Chris Paul-led comeback victory last month in New Orleans.
Timberwolves at Celtics | Sunday, Feb. 1, 12 p.m.
The Kevin Garnett trade has paid off handsomely for Boston, but at least part of that blockbuster is working out very well for Minnesota, too. Timberwolves center Al Jefferson is one of three players (along with Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan) averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.