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Definitive Guide to Pacers vs. Blazers and Monday's NBA Action
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Recuperating from an extended Turkey Day hangover? The NBA has the cure.

Monday night hoops are some of the best. Not because I'm thrilled that you're back at work, languishing in paperwork, tedious responsibilities and a lack of sleep, either. No, it's not that at all.

Basketball can remedy the workweek blues. That's why.

Had a bad Monday? Boss wouldn't stop chattering about his or her Black Friday conquests? Coworker steal your Thanksgiving-turkey, gravy-drenched sandwich? Don't worry, it's going to be fine.

Watch as the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers, two of the winningest teams in the league right now, look to see who's better. Power through the absence of Anthony Davis to watch the New Orleans Pelicans take their act to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls' front door. Bask in the glory of watching the San Antonio Spurs attempt to send another Eastern Conference foe below .500; you won't regret it.

Come 7 p.m. ET, the night officially begins. And all will be right with the world. Head honchos in musty suits/pantsuits will have stopped blabbering, and all sandwich thefts will have been solved. 

Your Monday will have been saved.

 

Monday Night's Lineup

Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m. ET (NBATV)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. ET

Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. ET 

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. ET

Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET

 

*All stats from this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference and are accurate as of Dec. 2, 2013, unless otherwise noted.

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