Marc Stein unwraps the Christmas Day games by ranking the heavyweight coaches involved.
Tim Legler discusses his two sleeper picks and how veteran backcourt leadership has made them better.
Unless the Sixers can duplicate and sustain the intensity they had in the first quarter of Game 1, the Pistons could run roughshod.
Seattle (49-21) at San Antonio (52-18) 8:30 pm EST
The Pistons shut down Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming to win the first game of the NBA season.
There's still time for Detroit and Atlanta to pull off a trade for Rasheed Wallace. It'll require Chucky Atkins, though.
While teams like the Spurs and Kings rise to the occasion against tough opponents, others are overwhelmed.