There are usually some good games on Wednesday night. Tonight’s games are not great on paper. I recommend checking out some of the games just to watch certain players.
The 7:30 ESPN game is a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals last season between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat but both teams are dramatically different.
Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat 7:30 (ESPN)
LeBron is no longer with the Heat and the Pacers have so many injuries including Paul George, George Hill and David West.
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have looked good this season. Tune in to see the Heat move the ball around. You can also see that Chris Bosh is a very good basketball player. Last season he only had six double-doubles, he already has four this season. The guy can play ball.
The Heat are a very good team. Loul Deng is coming off a season high 30 points against the Dallas Mavericks. They should handle this short-handed Pacers team at home.
LA Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans 8:00 pm
This game might be a blowout but watch it for Anthony Davis. The kid is really special talent. He leads the league in rebounds and blocks. He should have a great game against the Lakers frontline. Also watch to see how many shots Kobe Bryant decides to take in this game.
Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 pm
This might be the best game of the night. This is the first game for Brooklyn on a three game Western Conference road trip. Both teams average over 100 points per game and Phoenix plays in exciting games.
Deron Williams claims to be healthy and feels like nobody can guard him so it will be interesting to see the Suns throw Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas at him. Bojan Bogdanovic is a good rookie for the Nets and is actually second among rookies in scoring.
The Plumlee brothers will have a chance to battle each other in the paint. Bench players Gerald Green and Mirza Teletovic are X-factors who can get hot from long range quickly. This should be the most competitive matchup of the night.
Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves 10:00 (ESPN)
The late game on ESPN. It would have been great to see Ricky Rubio play but he’s out with an ankle injury. This is a great opportunity to check out rookies Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins may not put up big scoring numbers but he does well on the defensive end. The Wolves won’t be on National TV often so this is a good time to see Wiggins play.
Dwight Howard and James Harden should dominate this game. The game should be a blowout by the second half but enjoy watching some rookies play.