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.