Tune into ESPN this week for the highly anticipated Spurs-Jazz, Knicks-Clippers and Thunder-Warriors games that are sure to produce fireworks!Last week the NBA continued on ESPN with the Brooklyn Nets stunning the defending champion Miami Heat for an upset in double overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers tore the Los Angeles Lakers apart. Lets see what you can look forward to this week on Foxtel! San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Time & Date: Thursday 16th January from AT&T Center Coverage: LIVE at 12:00pm AEDT The first team to 30 wins this regular season the San Antonio Spurs (30-8) welcome the Utah Jazz (13-26) in a contest that on first glance seems like a Spurs win is inevitable. However when you look beyond the record anything is possible now that the Spurs have received a dose of the injury bug. Their highly touted depth will be thrust into the spotlight and has far less room for error. Tiago Splitter, Danny Green and Manu Ginobili have all missed time in the last week, Ginobili seems to have made a successful return but Splitter and Green will be missing for at least three weeks each. First year Spur Marco Belinelli will be the go to man off the bench and all it takes is a cold shooting night from him for the Spurs bench to be vulnerable for the Jazz to pick at. Alec Burks and Derrick Favors will enter the match with confidence after excellent displays against the Denver Nuggets on Monday where Burks posted an efficient 34 points (13-19 from the field) and Favors a 19 point, 15 rebound double-double. The 118-103 win at home for the Jazz stopped the Nuggets five game winning streak and it came without leading scorer Gordon Hayward in the line-up. Watch For: Tim Duncan will have his hands full in the post again but definitely has the moves and Basketball I.Q to stage up Favors and Enes Kanter. He will hope to remain on the floor the entire game after fouling out for the first time since 2010 in the Spurs last game against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets which the Spurs won in a tight one. New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers Time & Date: Saturday 18th January from Madison Square Garden Coverage: LIVE at 11:00am AEDT Both the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks have played dominating basketball in the last seven days. New York shook off the Miami Heat in double overtime at the Garden to make a statement while the Clippers absolutely trounced the Los Angeles Lakers, which was their biggest ever win over the Lakers in history as the largest victory margin now stands at 36. This game is the first of a long Clipper road trip and might be the toughest back-to-back they'll play all season, as a match against the Indiana Pacers looms roughly 24 hours later. It will also be without the injured Chris Paul. Showtime basketball hasn't stopped with the absence of Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin have continued to light it up offensively while the two combined recorded 9 blocks against the Lakers on the defensive end. New York won for the sixth time in seven games by winning against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, scrapping past 98-96 in overtime. Carmelo Anthony led the way as usual, applying 29 points and 16 rebounds on the Suns to lead all players in both categories. Amare Stoudemire has been the spark off the bench to elevate the Knicks back to winning ways in 2014, his energy, drives to the basket and effort on the boards has added some much needed hustle to the Knicks play. He was at it again against his old Suns team, leaving nothing in the tank. The Knicks will be sweating on Tyson Chandler to be fit to play, he is the Knicks interior defense and without him Griffin and Jordan can run wild in the paint on both ends of the floor. Watch For: Carmelo Anthony. Melo hasn't really ventured into the 40 point territory this season which Kevin Durant has found at will this season, in a contract year and in need of keeping the Knicks on the right track, a high points total from Anthony may be the Knicks saving grace. Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Time & Date: Saturday 18th January from Chesapeake Arena Coverage: LIVE at 1:30pm AEDT Game 1 of this three game series was won by Andre Iguodala for the Golden State Warriors at the horn by one point, Game 2 was won by Russell Westbrook with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime for a one point Oklahoma City Thunder win. Even with keys players missing in both games, the competition does not get any tighter than that. The Thunder are 8-3 in their last 11 home games which is a drop from their 8-0 start, that's what the fresh unexpected absence of Westbrook can do. The Warriors have their best chance to win at Oklahoma City in a long while. If this were to be a playoff series come April, May or even June a win here would provide some confidence for the series. With the ability to post points in bunches the Warriors can dig a hole for an opposition quicker than anybody else in the league, something Kevin Durant might not be able to shoot out of. The Golden State Warriors do not lack big time players, Steph Curry, David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut are the most notable game changers on the roster and anything is possible with them on the floor, which has been proven with the recent 10 game winning streak the team was on. All the talent down in Miami couldn't even cool the Warriors off as the Heat were defeated 123-114 in their own building. Watch For: Serge Ibaka. Ibaka is normally the #3 option on the team like Chris Bosh or Kevin Garnett back in the Boston Celtics days. Now he moves into the #2 role which he needs to fulfil with more shots offensively while still protecting the rim with fierce blocks defensively.