Wednesday , Jul , 30 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

NBA’s 1st games of 2003-04 season – the matchups you don’t want to miss.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Dallas at L.A. Lakers: Let’s see how the Mavericks will do at the Staples Center against new Lakers Karl Malone and Gary Payton.


Wednesday, Oct. 29
Cleveland at Sacramento: welcome to the NBA Lebron!


Saturday, Nov. 1
New Jersey at Washington: Interesting match up 


Wednesday, Nov. 5
Denver at Cleveland: First home game for Lebron James an first official game between Lebron and Carmelo Anthony. The race for the rookie of the year award begins here.


Thursday, Nov. 6
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio: Does it remind you something? …


Wednesday, Nov. 12
San Antonio at New Jersey: …And this one?


Wednesday, Nov. 26
Detroit at Philadelphia: Cleveland at New Orleans First game for the Sixers without coach Larry Brown.


Friday, Nov. 28
Cleveland at Detroit: Matchup against the first two picks of the 2003 NBA draft, Lebron James and Darko.


Tuesday, Dec. 23
Minnesota at New York: First game in New York for new Minnesota Timberwolves Latrell Sprewell.


Friday, Jan. 2
L.A. Lakers at Seattle: Same thing for Payton playing his first game in Seattle wearing his Lakers uniform.


Wednesday, Jan. 7
L.A. Lakers at Denver: Hard game scheduled for Denver against newly reorganized Los Angeles Lakers.


Thursday, Jan. 8
Houston at New York: First game for Jeff Van Gundy since he left the team durinh 2000-01 season.


Friday, Jan. 16
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento:
First matchup for Shaq against Brad Miller wearing his Kings jersey.


Friday, Jan. 23
New Jersey at Miami: First game for Alonzo Mourning against his old team the Miami Heats.


Saturday, Jan. 24
L.A. Lakers at Utah:
1st game in 18 years for Malone of playing in Salt Lake City not wearing a Jazz uniform.



NBA's 1st games of 2003-04 season - the matchups you don't want to miss.