Kings @ Lakers: In no time at all the Kings have gained a better record than the Lakers. Kobe has to rise above Ron Artest and score 40+ if they want to seal a victory. Also Bryant has to show up on defense and not allow Artest to have a great game like he had last time. This is a huge rivalry again and with the Lakers staring down revenge in the face, they should win this game. Also remember this is their first game back from a long poor road trip.
Predicted Score: The LA Lakers win 102-97.Knicks @ Magic: Orlando and New York are on the bottom tier of the NBA scale and should matchup well to one another. New York has lately provided a challenge to several teams but might have a challenge here at Orlando. It's Steve Francis's return to Orlando, and I have a sneaking suspicion that he could get booed. At least with Starbury playing the Magic fans won't have to worry about seeing too much of Francis. The Knicks are simply horrible.
Predicted Score: Orlando wins 92-88.Bobcats @ Cavaliers: Cleveland wouldn't be much of a team if not for their home record, which should improve after playing the Bobcats. Charlotte plays better than average defense and lead the League in steals. However Gerald Wallace will have to play out of his mind to stop LeBron James. Go Lebron.
Predicted Score: Cleveland wins 104-88..David Pincus is a sports handicapping expert at http://www.easybaseballbetting.com.
By: David Pincus