Welcome Back, hoop heads! we are already into the second week of December and the NBA season, for most teams, is already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see game this week.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets will meet for the second time this year, with the Lakers getting the W in their earlier match-up this season. Denver was victorious when the sides played each other in preseason, however. While they allowed Los Angeles to dominate the first half, the Nuggets were able to fight back from an 18 point deficit at the start of the second half. Poorly timed turnovers and fouls late in the game gave them just enough to escape with a 113-111 win.
Hope everyone had a great Holiday and had a chance to catch some of the exciting NBA action that was on over the last week. We had buzzer beaters, comeback wins and everything else in-between. This week should be equally exciting as we get into the key part of the NBA regular season as teams start to take shape and look to position themselves for playoff seeding.
LeBron James will make his return to Cleveland tonight. This will be his first visit to Quicken Loans Arena since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this past summer. LeBron was booed mercilessly in his first return game against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a member of the Miami Heat in 2010. His return this time is sure to be different for one big reason, LeBron kept his promise.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat were both coming off losses going into Sunday night’s game. The Heat had just lost a close one against the Indiana Pacers, while the Lakers had gotten blown out by the Orlando Magic the night before this match-up. This was LeBron James‘ first encounter with Miami Heat in a Lakers uniform. However, the game was a heavily one-sided affair.