The Miami Heats season motto, Good Enough Aint Enough, is hard to miss on radio ads, but so far, good enough is all the Heat fan is going to get. Still, paying $10 (for upper-level seats) to watch Dwyane Wade play live is reason enough to hike over to the American Airlines Arena this Monday night.
The games against the Celtics, Cavs, and Lakers get all the hype, but true basketball fans know its the up-and-coming talent thats the most fun to watch. And the Atlanta Hawks, true to their namesake, are definitely on their way up, quietly perching near the top of the Eastern Conference since the beginning of the season. Led by guard Joe Johnson, one of the best scorers in the league, the Hawks also have a great frontcourt in second-year center Al Horford (member of the back-to-back NCAA champion Florida Gators) and stud Josh Smith, already a crafty veteran at age 24. Expect a fun, fast, and high-powered game that could become a preview of the playoffs. Tip-off is 7:30.
Mon., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2010