The NBA says no to Manic Mondays.
You're upset; I get it. No one wants the weekend to end. It's then that all those good end-of-workweek times become just a distant memory.
Jitterbugging down the corridors of your local mall, Saturday morning pancake fights in the front yard, driving 'round town with the top down and One Direction doing some serious damage to your speakers—those hallmark moments are history for another five days or so.
But where some people start lamenting the death of their two-day work hiatus, others choose to get excited. Every day presents a new opportunity to watch a fresh tilt of NBA games, contests that provide you with an escape from everyday life.
This Monday, despite a relatively short lineup, does not disappoint.
In an attempt to end their run of extravagant losing, the Brooklyn Nets' lame-duck act will be entertaining the Portland Trail Blazers. Elsewhere, surely angry that he failed to hit a trey in their last meeting, the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is on a mission to dismantle the Utah Jazz, one quickly released three at a time.
Hoping to avenge their first-round loss from a few months ago, the offensively savvy, defensively flabbergasted Los Angeles Clippers will be hosting the gritting 'n' grinding 'n' suddenly prone-to-losing Memphis Grizzlies.
Keep your pajamas on standby, because it's going to be a long, entertaining night for the Association.
Monday Night's Lineup
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET
Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. ET
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m. ET
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. ET
Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. ET
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET
*All stats used in this article are from Basketball-Reference and accurate as of Nov. 18 unless otherwise attributed.