NBA: Games to Watch, December 2-7, 2019
We take a look at the most exciting NBA games comming up this week.
NBA Game #1, December 3: Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
We get an NBA matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference on Tuesday. The Denver Nuggets currently boast the second-best record in the West while the Lakers have the best record in the league. Of course, the star duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James has been sensational this year. However, they may have one of their toughest challenges of the season going up against the formidable frontcourt of Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap, who will be looking to bounce back after a porous showing in their loss against the Sacramento Kings. With all of this in mind, this promises to be one of the best NBA games all season and it is shocking that it is not being broadcasted on ESPN, NBATV or TNT.
NBA Game #2, December 4: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
Both the Heat and the Celtics boast the same win-loss record of 14-5 as of December 1, 2019. The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker who is thriving as the new leader of the Boston Celtics. Meanwhile, the Heat are still one of the biggest surprises this year despite running into a couple of hiccups lately. Jimmy Butler has been his usual self, but the young core of Miami has been stepping up in a big way this season. Although early, this matchup could have a lot of implications in terms of seeding for the Eastern Conference postseason picture.
December 6: Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks
We get a potential NBA Finals preview on December 6. The Clippers, led by their star duo in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, will travel to Milwaukee to take on the reigning MVP in his home building. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been having another MVP caliber year, so it will be interesting to see how he will handle going up against Kawhi Leonard for the first time since the playoffs last season.
Regardless, this promises to be one of the best games of the week. Yet again, it is surprising this one is not on national television. These are the three non-nationally televised games to watch for this week and each one should be a great one. Check back next week for more games to keep an eye on check out Crown Hoops’ other content!