With injuries and load management on the rise, picking the best games to watch for the week will now require more effort. It’s hard to watch a game when the best players are not on the court, right? Luckily for us, there are enough games to choose from.
Here are some games that are worth watching in the seventh week (November 28 to December 4) of the NBA season.
Nov. 28: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner and Buddy Hield are probably aware of the fact that Lakers fans want both of them to play in Los Angeles. Well, for Turner and Hield, this game could be their audition. Good games from both Pacers would force Rob Pelinka to scratch his head and wonder if he should give the fans what they want.
Nov. 30: Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers
The surprising Kings have this new and unique ritual of lighting a beam into the night sky after every win. Expect Tyrese Haliburton, a former Sacramento King, to make sure that the beam stays off for one night. Haliburton, who was so affected by the trade that sent him to Indiana, is probably looking forward to this return trip to Sacramento.
Dec. 2: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers
There was immense disappointment for the Lakers at the start of the season when they failed to secure a win in their first five games, but coach Darvin Ham is clearly overseeing real progress and they will have every chance of improving. A true test awaits Ham when he faces the Bucks, a team that he used to work for as an assistant.
Dec. 4: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics
Both teams had off-court controversial moments, had to change their head coaches, and have lofty ambitions where the absolute minimum requirement is to finish in the top four in the Eastern Conference. So far, only one of them is heading in the right direction. If the Nets want to turn their season around, beating the Celtics would be a good starting point.
Dec. 4: New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Before the season started, Donovan Mitchell admitted that he thought he was going to play for the Knicks. So, for the faithful fans of New York, they are left to imagine what their team would look like if that trade scenario happened. Well, they can daydream some more on the fourth of December when Mitchell and his Cavaliers visit Madison Square Garden.
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