Friday night's 12-game NBA schedule might be headlined by the heavyweight bout out West, but a strong undercard makes this slate a 12-round slugfest for hoops heads.
The New York Knicks get their second straight shot at the pesky Charlotte Bobcats, and the first chance to prove they can play without Tyson Chandler. The Indiana Pacers will look to build on the league's hottest start with a home date versus a hungry Toronto Raptors squad trying to pump the brakes on a two-game skid.
Playoff resumes will be polished in Detroit, Minnesota, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. Ty Lawson and Eric Bledsoe will hold an NBA track meet in Phoenix.
And Western Conference bragging rights will be up for grabs in the Alamo City.
These games, and many more, are your perfect excuse to enjoy some quality time with man's true best friend—the couch.
Don't let the early darkness trick your body. This a marathon night for the NBA, and one you certainly won't want to miss.
Friday Night's Lineup
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 7 p.m. ET (NBATV)
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. ET
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. ET
Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m. ET
Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. ET
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET
Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. ET
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m. ET
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET (NBATV)