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Here are the top 20 must-see games on the NBA calendar for the 2021-22 season

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Here are the top 20 must-see games on the NBA calendar for the 2021-22 season

We take a look at the top 20 must-see games for next season (not including Christmas games and opening-night games):

Celtics-Knicks: Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Knicks new point guard Kemba Walker gets a chance to show the division rival Celtics they made a mistake by trading him.

Sixers-Bucks: Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., TNT

The Sixers were extinguished in the second round, and while the playoffs complete the story, games like this will help fill in the blanks of what the Sixers’ season will – or will not – be.

Pistons-Rockets: Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

The 2021 No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham and No. 2 pick Jalen Green meet for the first time, but which team picked the better player won’t be known for at least a few seasons.

Warriors-Nets: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Even two years after his free agency, the intrigue surrounding Kevin Durant’s time in Golden State and subsequent departure remains intriguing.

Heat-Bucks: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Adding Kyle Lowry and P.J. Tucker to Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson should put the Heat back in a spot to compete with the Bucks for the East title.

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Suns-Trail Blazers: Dec. 14, 10 p.m., TNT

Just about two months into the season, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard should know know if he has the kind of team he thinks can compete for a title under first-time head coach Chauncey Billups.

Sixers-Nets: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

The Sixers and Nets were 1-2 in the East last year and both should be competing for that top spot again this season.

Jazz-Nuggets: Jan. 5, 10 p.m., ESPN

Two small-market teams hope that continuity and elite big men (Utah’s Rudy Gobert, Denver’s Nikola Jokic) will help them remain competitive in a crowded Western Conference landscape.

Lakers-Nets: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Sandwich between a game at Miami and at Philadelphia, the Lakers get the Nets in Brooklyn during a six-game road trip.

Heat at Raptors: Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Longtime Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, now with the Heat, makes his return to Toronto where he will be warmly received for his tenure with the franchise, which included a 2019 championship.

Mavericks-Hawks: Feb. 6, 6 p.m., ESPN

It never becomes old to see two top picks in the 2018 NBA Draft face off in Dallas’ Luka Doncic (No. 3) and Atlanta’s Trae Young (No. 5).

Hornets-Bulls: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

This game will yield bragging rights within the Ball family, with Lonzo, who signed a free agent deal with the Bulls last month, hoping that his experience can trump LaMelo’s talent.

Lakers-Clippers: Feb. 25, 10 p.m., ESPN

This might not spark the same sizzle as the past two years, but the L.A. series always produces fireworks and emotions.

Bulls-Bucks: March 4, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

The Bulls made major moves, acquiring DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball to put next to Zach LaVine and Nik Vucevic, and the Bulls are out to prove they’re among the top teams in the East.

Lakers-Warriors: March 5, 8:30 p.m., ABC

For the first time ever, both California teams could finally have enough healthy star power for this matchup to become an actual rivalry.

Suns-Bucks: March 6, 3:30 p.m., ABC

It may no longer be an NBA Finals preview, but it will capture how each team has progressed since playing each other for the title last June.

Pelicans-Grizzlies: March 8, 7:30 p.m., TNT

By the time this matchup rolls around, featuring two of the major stars of 2019 draft – Zion Williamson and Ja Morant – both teams will know how close to making the playoffs they are.

Knicks-Hawks: March 22, 7:30 p.m., TNT

A rematch of last year’s first-round series won by Atlanta, featuring two teams on the rise in the East with a mixture of young talent and solid veterans.

Nets-Bucks: March 31, 7:30 p.m., TNT

This late-season contest may have an impact on the No. 1 seed in the East. Either way, it’s another star-laden potential playoff matchup between the defending champs with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the team trying to win a championship with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

Lakers-Suns: April 5, 10:30 p.m., NBA TV

It won’t exactly rectify their first-round loss to Phoenix, but the Lakers could be facing the Suns with a healthy LeBron James and Anthony Davis in a late-season game with playoff implications.

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    September 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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      September 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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2022 NBA Preseason Injury Update For Grizzlies Star As The List Of Players That Won’t Be Available Tonight Revealed

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2022 NBA Preseason Injury Update For Grizzlies Star As The List Of Players That Won’t Be Available Tonight Revealed

Given the nature of Morant’s injury, surgery was not required. Multiple weeks of rest were suggested and it has been nearly 4 months since he’s played NBA basketball. When looking at the injury reports for the Grizzlies, Ja Morant does not show up on CBS Sport’s list. 

Jaren Jackson Jr, Danny Green, and Killian Tille are the 3 Grizzlies who are expected to be out for the preseason. When it comes to the Murray State, you can expect him to play against the Bucks. He’s even given his opinion on this 2022 NBA Preseason, saying: 

2022 NBA Preseason Injury Update For Grizzlies Star As The List Of Players That Won’t Be Available Tonight Revealed

“We take preseason as out training camp. Even though we got games coming up, there’s still time for us to install some things, time to get better in certain areas, and continue to grow in areas that we’re good at.” 

Looks like the former Rookie of the Year is more than amped up to take to the floor following an unceremonious exit from last season’s Playoffs.

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies were quite the surprise team during the 2021-22 NBA season. Finishing with the second best record in a loaded Western Conference and snagging 56 wins, they would not only make the Playoffs but have home court advantage in it. 

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After a grueling series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis would face the eventual 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the second round. By the time Game 3 had come around, they had split the series 1-1.

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Lakers held an open scrimmage on Saturday and the only player to sit out was Anthony Davis as teammate LeBron James showed off his athleticism with some massive dunks.

Davis, 29, practiced ahead of the team’s preseason opener Monday against the Sacramento Kings but missed the open scrimmage.

He told the media afterwards that he did participate in the closed door scrimmage and played alongside Russell Westbrook and King James on the purple team.

Lakers held an open scrimmage on Saturday and the only player to sit out was…

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said it’s possible that James, Davis and Westbrook will get some minutes in the preseason opener.

While Westbrook will likely still run the floor, Coach Ham has a plethora of options to start at the point guard position.

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Kencrick Nunn looks like he will become the team’s starting point guard ahead of Dennis Schroeder.

Despite Nunn missing all of last season due to injury, Schroeder has yet to arrive in Los Angeles due to some issues with his visa.

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Austin Reaves and Patrick Beverley will likely come off the bench, and be used for specific matchups.

James and company want to get in shape during the preseason to kick off the 2022 NBA season with a bang, but the key to success once again lies in Davis staying healthy

 

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Steph Curry proves he’s still the ‘petty king’ once again as he shades ESPN model

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Steph Curry proves he’s still the ‘petty king’ once again as he shades ESPN model

Earlier this week, ESPN came out with a model that predicts the Warriors will struggle to an eighth seed in the Western Conference and have to compete in the play-in tournament.

Never afraid to show his petty side, Curry commented on an Instagram post about the projection.

“14% chance to win the finals last year too,” he commented, in reference to an earlier ESPN prediction, which had given the Boston Celtics an 86% chance of winning the 2021-22 NBA Finals. The Warriors, of course, defeated the Celtics in six games.

In ESPN’s defense, lead analyst Kevin Pelton was quick to disavow the projection as soon as it was made public.

Steph Curry proves he’s still the ‘petty king’ once again as he shades ESPN model

“I expect Golden State to outperform this projection and be back near the top of the West,” Pelton wrote about his own projection.

After winning it all last season, Curry gleefully called out everyone from the Boston bar that gave out “Ayesha Curry can’t cook” shirts to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who slighted the Warriors for their payroll, to noted Draymond Green nemesis Kendrick Perkins.

“We hear all of that. You carry it all and try to maintain your purpose, not let it distract you, but you carry that weight,” Curry said about his revenge spree. “And then you get here, and it all comes out.”

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If Curry takes inspiration from being doubted, then the ESPN model, which thinks the Warriors will essentially be a .500 team, is just the thing to get the reigning NBA Finals MVP ready for the upcoming season.

The Warriors’ title defense begins later this month when they host the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on Oct. 18.

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