The opening week of the NBA gave us a brief but compelling taste of what lies ahead in the regular season. Great individual performances and historic comebacks, as well as the occasional disappointment; however, this is just beginning and the calendar offers us Playoff-caliber duels such as the Phoenix Suns against the Golden State Warriors or the Nets against the Bucks.
What else is on the menu? From now until the end of the regular season, we tell you which are the most interesting games in our opinion every seven days.
Tuesday, October 25
Warriors vs. Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET: Two of the main contenders in the Western Conference meet to determine who will be the rival to beat. The Suns had a dream debut by beating the Dallas Mavericks at home after a historic 22-point comeback, while the defending champions celebrated the delivery of their rings with a resounding victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Both franchises will have their best men available so making a prediction is risky; however, those from San Francisco seem to be a step above the rest of the franchises at least at this start of the season.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Brooklyn at Milwaukee (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET): Nets, a team from which everything is expected and nothing has happened, had a disappointing debut when they were crushed by the New Orleans Pelicans. KD could not carry only the offensive weight of the quintet, so in the duel against the Bucks he will need a greater contribution from Kyrie Irving Y Ben Simmons to start seeing them as contenders and not just another failure.
Although both teams lost their first three games of the season, our analyst explains why Philadelphia has a better chance of getting out of the pot than Los Angeles.
Lakers at Nuggets (ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET) : Having the two-time reigning MVP on the court and, for many, the best player in the NBA and who seeks to be the all-time leading scorer, can only be an omen of a game with many points and spectacular plays. Nikola Jockic Y Lebron James they will have the spotlight on them and it will depend a lot on their work whether the Lakers and Nuggets begin to climb positions in the ‘Wild West’.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Mavericks vs. Nets (7:30 p.m. ET): the magic of Luka Doncić before the magic of Kyrie Irving. Two different generations of point guards with enough capacity to carry the weight of two great franchises that are forced to be more than an entertainer in the season. Doncic will test the defensive ability of Ben Simmons, while KD will not have an easy night against Christian Wood.
Heat vs. Warriors (22:00 ET): The power of the East against the power of the West. Two natural forces of the NBA, with complete rosters and a sure presence in the Playoffs, close the day on Thursday. One of the characteristics of these franchises is that they have been giving continuity to their projects for many years, from the bench to the core of players and that makes them favorites to stay with the first places in their conferences, but for this they will have to pave the way from now and this is one of your most complicated tests.
Friday October 28
Cavaliers vs. Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET) : The incorporation of Donovan Mitchell came to enhance the already strong first unit of the Cavaliers. In his debut with the Ohioans, ‘Spida’ was dispatched with 31 units and made it clear that Cleveland made one of the best additions in a long time in order to become a contender again, something that since LeBron James’ departure he looked like a dream that season after season vanished.
The Pelicans star had to withdraw from the game against the Utah Jazz and was diagnosed with a contusion to the back of his hip.
Pelicans vs. Suns (ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET) : Zion Williamson Y Devin Booker they are two of the most attractive players to watch; each one with his style and in his position are usually a fundamental part of his quintets and they do not disappoint when carrying the responsibility of making the final play or the shot on the buzzer.
The cast that accompanies these superstars is of All-Star caliber, for one thing Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum and on the other CP3 and Deandre Ayton to form a pair of enviable ‘Big Threes’ in the Western Conference.
Saturday 29 October
Hawks vs. Bucks (7:00 p.m. ET): Renewal before continuity, this is how the clash between two of the best armed teams in the East could be defined. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpothe Bucks are one of the franchises that have undergone the fewest modifications in recent years since it practically has no ‘fissures’, while the Hawks completed one of the most attractive moves in the offseason with the arrival of Dejounte Murray to do together with Bring Young one of the most attractive escort couples and with the greatest projection for the near future.
Sunday 30 October
Nuggets vs. Lakers (9:30 p.m. ET) : Four days after their first confrontation, Jokic and James meet again on a duel. This is the type of confrontation that the NBA fan can enjoy every day and they do not disappoint for the quality of players that these franchises have and for the chapters of history that the ‘Joker’ and the ‘King’ write.
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The best games of the week in the NBA