NBA Game Rankings: 12/26/10

Before we get to yesterday’s action, I hope all of you had a fantastic Christmas and got to spend some quality time with your family. As for the games, well, the biggest one of them all turned out to be a dud, as the Heat took it to the Lakers from pretty much start to finish in route to a 96-80 victory at Staples Center. While some will use the “it’s just a regular season game” excuse, I’m not sure that works here. The Heat are clearly finding their chemistry, and the Lakers are about to have to do some serious searching for their own chemistry.

Here’s a look at today’s games:

#7: Minnesota Timberwolves (6-24) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-21) – 6:00 PM ET, Regional

#6: Memphis Grizzlies (12-17) at Indiana Pacers (13-14) – 7:00 PM ET, Regional

#5: Philadelphia 76ers (11-18) at Denver Nuggets (16-12) – 8:00 PM ET, Regional

#4: Washington Wizards (7-20) at San Antonio Spurs (25-4) – 7:00 PM ET, Regional

#3: Chicago Bulls (18-10) at Detroit Pistons (10-19) – 6:00 PM ET, Regional

#2: Phoenix Suns (13-15) at Los Angeles Clippers (8-22) – 3:00 PM ET, Regional

#1: Atlanta Hawks (19-12) at New Orleans Hornets (17-12) – 7:00 PM ET, Regional

Which game are you looking forward to most?

Hardwood Paroxysm