Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hoops TV Week: Feb 27-Mar 4

Here's our look at highlights from the next 7 days of basketball on TV. We come at it from the perspective of an NBA fan for the most part - college/high-school listings will focus on top prospects, as well as the biggest games. All times Eastern.

FRIDAY, FEB. 27
1 p.m.: NBA - Lakers at Bucks (1972), ESPN Classic
Milwaukee ends L.A.'s record 33-game winning streak.

9 p.m.: NBA - Lakers at Nuggets, League Pass
The 1 and 3 teams in the West get together.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28
1 p.m.: Euroleague - CSKA Moscow at Montepaschi Siena, NBA TV
Two of the top teams in Europe, as CSKA is the defending Euroleague champs, and Siena is an undefeated 19-0 in Italian League play.

7:30 p.m.: NBA - Knicks at Heat, League Pass
Should be much more entertaining than the 72-70 matchups in days of yore.

SUNDAY, MAR 1
3:30 p.m.: NBA - Lakers at Suns, ABC
We'll see if Phoenix can rebound at home after their 26-point drubbing on Thursday.

8 p.m.: NBA - Spurs at Blazers, League Pass
Hopefully, Timmy D will be back in action in time for this one.

MONDAY, MAR. 2
7:30 p.m.: NBA - Cavs at Heat, League Pass
LeBron v. D-Wade always makes the cut.

TUESDAY, MAR 3
5 p.m.: NCAA - Georgetown vs. St. John's (1985 Big East Finals), ESPN Classic
Patrick Ewing vs. Chris Mullin from the year when the Big East ruled college basketball.

7:30 p.m.: NBA - Nuggets at Pistons, League Pass
Chauncey B-b-b-b-b-billups returns to Detroit.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 4
1 p.m.: NCAA - Virginia vs. UNC (1984 Big East Finals), ESPN Classic
As always, Jordan in college makes the cut.

7:30 p.m.: NCAA - Marquette at Pittsburgh, ESPN 2
Two top ten teams - take a look at Pitt's DeJuan Blair and see if you think he can stick in the league as an undersized rebounder a la Paul Millsap.

7:30 p.m.: NBA - Suns at Heat, League Pass
Shaq returns to Miami.

9 p.m.: NBA - Rockets at Jazz, League Pass
These two clubs are quickly climbing the Western Conference standings.