10/29: Opening Night
Miami vs. Chicago, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
The return of Derrick Rose promises to change the face of the Eastern Conference this season. A healthy, MVP-like Rose is the biggest threat to Miami's run of dominance. He might be the one player who can slam the door on a potential three-peat.
Meanwhile, out in LA, the Clippers have a shot to assert NBA dominance in Hollywood for years to come. With the Lakers reeling from Dwight Howard's departure and Kobe Bryant's injury, the door is wide open for Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to aim for a season sweep at Staples Center.