Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards: This was one of the rare games where I actually found myself rooting for the Boston Celtics. I like most Boston area teams, but the Celtics? Not so much. They're just a bit too arrogant for my liking. The Wizards nearly pulled off the upset, but their disappointing season continues. Good opening game.
Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz: On paper this should have been a fun matchup, but it was a bit of a letdown overall. The Jazz put them away early in the 4th and despite getting within 8, the Magic never really looked poised to win. The moral victory of this game could be strong play from Vince Carter with 34 points, but if they want to contend for a title they need to win games like this.