The first night of NBA action after the 2013 All-Star Game was about as enticing as...well, the All-Star Game.
Not that it wasn't great to see the Association get back to the business of playing real, meaningful basketball. I enjoy watching Gerald Green reenact his forfeited collegiate fantasies as much as the next guy, but there's only so much to be gleaned from afar from a weekend of partying, promoting and product pushing that's occasionally punctuated by dribbling, long-range shooting, dunking and about 2.2 seconds of actual defense.
But enough about All-Star Weekend—let's turn our attention, instead, to more pressing matters. Like, say, which team, between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic, bettered its pitch for more ping pong balls in the NBA draft lottery. Or, whether the Brooklyn Nets could end one of the league's sneakiest losing streaks while extending another winning one. Or, whether there would be any overtimes left to play between the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics after they went to triple-OT in their last meeting.
The NBA: Where Tuesday Happens.