After last weeks light schedule due to an overload of National Brain Damage League games, this week the games are coming at you like James Cordon in a Ferrari (Thick & Fast). Most of the contenders, marquee players and early pacesetters will see prime time action. The rejuvenated Jazz travel to tornado country before welcoming “The Beard” & the surging Rockets to town on Thursday night as they attempt to slow down the juggernaut that is Houston. Joel Embiid will have every chance to refine his shit talking as the Sixers host the Ball family circus on Thursday before travelling to Cleveland hoping to show a little better this time against a Cavs team who’ve been slapping down teams like Charles Oakley collecting dice game debts.
The Pistons look to get back on track and show their wins against the Warriors and Celtics weren’t a fluke as they host both teams in the space of 48 hours. Boston also head to San Antonio, whilst the Trailblazers host the Wizards & Rockets. The sheer amount of thigh rubbing encounters this week is enough to make even the average NBA fan blush. No matter how old you are, if you haven’t used all your good will at work this year, it’s probably a good week to pull a sick day or two, stick it to the man, ignore the bills that are piling up and have a guilty orgy of Basketball viewing. Once again we aim to be your weekly guide for NBA viewing in the UK.