1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Thu, Dec. 14
The Cleveland Cavaliers have continued to surge after early-season struggles, winning nine of their last 10 games to close the gap on the Boston Celtics. LeBron James, who has been putting up some of the best numbers of his career this season, will get to face off against the young stars of the Lakers like Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram. Adding some fun to the mix: Lakers coach Luke Walton finished his playing career with the Cavs in 2013. Another fun connection? Walton (32nd pick), LeBron James (1), Dwyane Wade (5), and Kyle Korver (51) were all selected in the 2003 NBA Draft.
The Cavs will host the Lakers on Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.Back to top