With Easter here, now is a great time to catch up on some fantastic basketball over the Easter Weekend, starting with some great Good Friday NBA games. Sticking with the Easter theme, I will rank each game with 5 eggs being a must watch and 1 egg meaning don't waste your holiday watching.
Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls 11:30am AEST NBA.tv The Celtics and Bulls, a classic Eastern Conference match-up which is always a tight battle. The Bulls will want to continue their play of late without D-Rose in the side whilst the Celtics are also in form winning 7 of their last 9. Tip: Bulls by 4 Rating: 4.5/5 eggs
Los Angeles Clippers @ Sacramento Kings 12:30pm EST on NBA.tv I think this Pacific Division rivalry is one of the week's suprisingly exciting games. Sacramento has a top 5 offense, and their exciting young talent of Isiaih Thomas, DMC, Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans will be a force in the West in the upcoming years. They face a Clippers team in the thick of contending for the title this year, and the Clippers will also score a ton of points against a below average Kings defence. Expect the Kings to prevail in a high scoring nailbiter at home in a terrific West Coast clash. Tip: Kings by 2 Rating: 4/5 eggs
New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic 9am EST on NBA.tv Knicks and Magic, two teams who will most likely represent the East in the playoffs this year, but have had quite disappointing regular seasons by their standards. The Magic will be looking for some form against a fellow Eastern playoff side, while the Knicks will try and separate themselves from the Bucks to assure the 8th seed. Tip: Magic by 4 Rating: 3/5 eggs
Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons 9:30am EST on NBA.tv If you enjoy watching lottery teams battle it out in a meaningless game fighting for a better chance at a higher pick this in the upcoming draft, then is the game for you. Not all is lost though, as the game does feature a couple of future all-stars in John Wall and Greg Monroe which will be interesting to keep an eye on, however that's about all going for it at this time of the year. I think Washington will win this game as they have shown glimpses in what they can do. They are evidencing they will be a strong team in the future with the pieces they've got. Tip: Washington by 4 Rating: 1.5/5 eggs