NBA 2012 Regular Season Tips Off With Triple Header Action
Seemingly right on cue, with the MLB World Series having just wrapped up, the 2012 National Basketball Association season tips off with a triple header treat tonight. Hurricane Sandy permitting, the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Washington Wizards to get the action started at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cavaliers vs. Wizards: NBA 2012 Game 1 Action
Not only is the State of Ohio likely decide the 2012 Presidential election, but they also host the first game of the 2012 NBA regular season. How two teams that won a combined 41 games during the 2011 lockout shortened season get the honor of hosting the first game of the 2012 NBA season is beyond us. Washington rolls into Cleveland as +5.5 point road underdogs.
Celtics vs. Heat: Smoldering rivalry flares up big time in South Beach
When we last checked in on the Boston vs Miami rivalry, the Heat were taken to the limit by the Celtics in the 2011-12 NBA Conference Finals. The Boys from Beantown had a 3-2 series lead before dropping two straight contests by a combined 199-167 count. After five seasons in Boston, G Ray Allen joins the King and his Court as the Heat begin their NBA title defense.
Lakers vs Mavericks: New look Lakers set to contend for 2012 NBA Championship
After watching their former coach Pat Riley load up the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers were the biggest buyers during the off season. Disgruntled Orlando Magics F Dwight Howard and long time Phoenix Suns G Steve Nash have joined Kobe Bryant & Co. in Southern California. Many feel those moves will set up a Heat vs. Lakers 2012 NBA Championship Final.