NBA Game Rankings: 12/30/10

It wasn’t a great night for the Boston Celtics in Detroit, as not only did they fall to the Pistons 104-92, but they also saw Kevin Garnett go down with a leg injury. Things have been setting up nicely for the Celtics so far this season, but there’s no doubt that the injury bug is going to play a big factor in this team’s success this season. On the other side of things, the Pistons might not be as bad as we thought they were. In fact, Tracy McGrady is starting to make some shots like the McGrady of old, and given the struggles by some of the other players on the team, he might become the primary scoring option for that team if he keeps playing well.

Here’s a look at tonight’s games:

#3: Utah Jazz (22-10) at Portland Trail Blazers (16-16) – 10:00 PM ET, Regional

#2: New York Knicks (18-13) at Orlando Magic (20-12) – 7:00 PM ET, TNT

#1: San Antonio Spurs (27-4) at Dallas Mavericks (24-6) – 9:30 PM ET, TNT

Can the Mavs defeat the Spurs tonight without Dirk Nowitzki in the lineup?

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