Monday is traditionally a source of gloom and doom, but the Association is turning it upside down this week. Throw your occupational troubles by the wayside. That whole no-cotton-candy-cosmopolitans-after-five-o'clock-during-the-work-week rule? Get rid of that too.
There are nine games littered across the NBA sphere tonight, every one of them—save for the Denver Nuggets-Utah Jazz tanker's delight match—begging for you to watch.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to the Windy City in an attempt to ruin Derrick Rose's return campaign even further and reach .500 for the third time this season. Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers are squaring off in the battle of First Team to 70 Points Wins.
Then there's that San Antonio Spurs-Philadelphia 76ers bout, which both seems like a formality and must-see television at the same time. If you're feeling spunky, prepared to stay up late and have enough cheese doodles to last through the night, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers promise to put on a show too.
Monday's here. To steal a line from the always-squeaky Pharrell: Errbody get up. And then sit back down, because basketball is best watched on the couch, in a bean bag chair or a pile of packing peanuts.
Monday Night's Lineup
Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 7 p.m. ET
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET
San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. ET
Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. ET
Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets, 8 p.m. ET
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. ET (NBATV)
Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET