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Old 08-06-2013, 05:40 PM  
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2013-2014 Official NBA Thread

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ey...4-nba-schedule

With the Schedule released today, I figured it would be a good time to start the thread.

The NBA released its 2013-2014 schedule on Tuesday in a televised special on NBATV alongside a release on NBA.com and its team websites.

The season kicks off Tuesday, October 29th as Miami hosts the Chicago Bulls in Derrick Rose's expected return to the court. Then it's the Battle of LA as the Lakers host the Clippers. It could be the return of Kobe Bryant from his Achilles injury he suffered last spring, and will be the regular season debut of Doc Rivers as the Clippers' newest head coach.

It's a massive gamble by the NBA, considering Rose's struggles returning from his ACL injury suffered in the 2012 playoffs and Bryant's more recent Achilles surgery. If those players were to miss the opening night, it's going to make for a very underwhelming opening night of basketball, regardless of the markets involved for ratings.

Opening week continues on Thursday with the Bulls hosting the Knicks in what is likely to be Rose's return to the United Center in the regular season. The Knicks will be on a back to back, opening the season on Wednesday vs. the Bucks. Thursday night the revamped Warriors visit the Clippers, who are clearly the hot team, with two national appearances in the first three days.

Opening week concludes Friday with the Nets' home opener vs. the Heat, followed by another Lakers home game, this time vs. the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs.

On the NBA's biggest regular season day, Christmas Day, starts with the Nets hosting Chicago, followed by the scoring-champ rematch of Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Durant as the Thunder visit Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. Then in the main event, the Heat play the Lakers at Staples Center. Dwight Howard joins the Christmas fun as the Rockets travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs. And in the night cap, the Clippers visit Oracle Arena to take on Steph Curry and the Warriors.

Monday, January 20th continues the NBA's tradition of making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a huge basketball event, with four games on the schedule. Brooklyn travels across the bridge to take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, followed by the Grizzlies hosting the Pelicans, the Lakers taking on the Bulls at the United Center, and the Pacers facing the Warriors in the bay to cap off the night.

The Lakers first meet Dwight Howard on November 13th in Houston, and again on January 14th. They first host Howard at Staples Center on February 19th, and again on April 8th.

The NBA Finals rematches occur on January 26th in Miami and March 6th in San Antonio. Will Gregg Popovich rest his starters? It's not a back to back, as the Spurs face Atlanta on the 24th, but it is in the middle of a three-game road trip.

Despite the departure of Dwight Howard, the Lakers keep the max number of nationally televised (non-NBA TV) games in the league at 25, tied with the Knicks and Heat. The Clippers have 21 nationally televised games, while the defending Western Champs, the Spurs, only have 15. The Bulls jump to 24 national games, with the league banking on Rose's return to carry audiences. The Thunder also feature on national TV 24 times.

Houston, with newly-signed Dwight Howard and James Harden, feature 20 games on national television, a pretty low number given the star power. The Mavericks won the NBA title in 2011, and now have just eight national TV appearances. The Warriors meanwhile jump to 17 games, while Eastern Conference finalist Indiana only appears 10 time next season. To put that in perspective, the Denver Nuggets appear 13 times.

The rest of the schedule is at the link.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:45 AM   #256
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The Bulls kept winning, too.

Guys like Leonard and Green are nice and fine and all, but eventually Duncan and Parker and Ginobili will be gone. And as good as a coach as Pop is, he can't win shit in the playoffs unless he gets some players that can match the ability of those 3 guys.
They're not gone yet. Parker and Duncan remain two of the best players in the league. And as long as they are, the SAS won't have a problem holding off flawed teams like the Rockets.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:46 AM   #257
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:55 AM   #258
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They're not gone yet. Parker and Duncan remain two of the best players in the league. And as long as they are, the SAS won't have a problem holding off flawed teams like the Rockets.
Seems like they should at least have a year left so long as Duncan's resurgence at least somewhat holds. Parker isn't that old and Ginobili has been relied upon less. The younger guys seem to be progressing to possibly fill in the gaps for all but Duncan.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #259
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If one is out all of the defensive focus is on trying to control one star player and OKC doesn't have much in the way of other guys that create their own shots. While Westbrook is elite there shouldn't be any wonder of who is more valuable.
It's a small sample size, but Westbrook was absolutely dominant when KD and Jeff Green missed time early in the season 3 years ago. They won 3 games on the road including besting the Celtics when they were still good. They are both elite players, and are obviously both needed. Westbrook has been under appreciated and may be more key just because the team feeds off of his energy.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #260
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It seems like people have been writting off the Spurs for 10 years now. Sure, time could catch up with them, but until it does they are the favorites.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #261
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It's a small sample size, but Westbrook was absolutely dominant when KD and Jeff Green missed time early in the season 3 years ago. They won 3 games on the road including besting the Celtics when they were still good. They are both elite players, and are obviously both needed. Westbrook has been under appreciated and may be more key just because the team feeds off of his energy.
I could see in a short stretch were Westbrook could arguably be the leader but KD is just so good its kind of a crazy suggestion.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:18 AM   #262
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Gonna be a long long season for the Lakers. They some shitty ass castaways. lol Oh well, one of these years was bound to happen sooner or later.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #263
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Care to say why they won't / can't?
Because Golden State will win it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #264
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Because Golden State will win it.
Possibly - we'll see. Houston might be too big for them to handle inside. FWIW, I picked the Rockets & Warriors to reach the Western Conference Finals...
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Gonna be a long long season for the Lakers. They some shitty ass castaways. lol Oh well, one of these years was bound to happen sooner or later.
They had some bad year's in the past after Magic left and before Kobie, but it has been awhile.
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It seems like people have been writting off the Spurs for 10 years now. Sure, time could catch up with them, but until it does they are the favorites.
Certainly can't argue with the logic there.The Spurs have been the NBA's highest winning % team forever and are a top notch organization. I just believe this year it happens and the Rockets are better.
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Gonna be a long long season for the Lakers. They some shitty ass castaways. lol Oh well, one of these years was bound to happen sooner or later.
Outside of Gasol and Kobe, they have the worst roster in the NBA. Nash has fallen off a cliff. The fact that Nick Young and Steve Blake are starters speaks for itself.
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They had some bad year's in the past after Magic left and before Kobie, but it has been awhile.
They missed the play offs once in that era. It was bad but at least they had Eddie Jones and nick van excel . right now they have nothing but garbage lol didn't count Kobe cause he's not playing right now. Only active players
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Outside of Gasol and Kobe, they have the worst roster in the NBA. Nash has fallen off a cliff. The fact that Nick Young and Steve Blake are starters speaks for itself.
Nash is done hes always hurting something. He's about to be 40. He's just around to collect his millions now. Gasol is a shell of his former self. He has little value left.

I hope Kobe doesn't come back to soon there is no reason.
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