He’s baaack! Tony Parker makes his triumphant return to the NBA stage for Week 7, and he gives an update on Kawhi Leonard’s timetable! Here’s your ultimate guide to Week 7!
Week 7 is bringing the heat! Is it us, or is the NBA dominating headlines this season? Tony Parker [torn quadriceps tendon] — who says Kawhi Leonard [quadriceps tendinopathy] will return “in a couple weeks” — is set to make his season debut on Nov. 27! The Spurs will take on the Mavericks in San Antonio tonight at 8:30 PM ET on NBA TV — Which will be chalk full of action as the network will be airing nine games during Week 7! Click here for photos of the NBA’s latest campaign — This Is Why We Play.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers will host his former team, the Miami Heat on Nov. 28. Both teams enter the week with seven [CLE] and three-game [MIA] winning streaks. James, Dwyane Wade, and Miami’s Dion Waiters are among the players facing former teams when the teams meet for the first time this season.
Philadelphia — on a three-game winning streak — faces three of the four teams currently ahead of them in the Eastern Conference during Week 7 — NBA-best, Boston [Nov. 30], Central Division-leading Detroit [Dec. 2] and 7-streak, Cleveland [Nov. 27]. Can Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and the 76ers show out during their toughest week yet?
Phoenix visits Boston on Saturday, Dec. 2 — 1 PM ET, NBA League Pass — in the teams’ first matchup since Suns guard, Devin Booker scored 70 points against the Celtics on March 24 of last season. Booker became the sixth player in NBA history – and the youngest, at 20 – to reach the point total. However, can the Suns take on the best defense in the league?
Another interesting matchup this week will go down when brothers, Marc [Memphis center] and Pau Gasol [Spurs center] play against each other on Wednesday, Nov 29, and Friday, Dec. 1 in NBA League Pass games.
NBATV WEEK 7 SCHEDULE: [Click here for the full lineup]
11/27 DAL @ SAS — 8:30 PM/NBA TV
11/28 MIA @ CLE — 7:00 PM/NBA TV
11/28 DEN @ UTA — 10:00 PM/NBA TV
11/29 WAS @ PHI — 7:00 PM/NBA TV
11/29 GSW @ LAL — 10:30 PM/NBA TV
11/30 PHI @ BOS — 7:30 PM/NBA TV
11/30 MIL @ POR — 10:00 PM/NBA TV
12/1 MIN @ OKC — 8:00 PM/NBA TV
12/3 SAS @ OKC — 7:00 PM/NBA TV
12/3 HOU @ LAL — 9:30 PM/NBA TV
WEEK 7 MILESTONES: Golden State PG, Steph Curry kicks off Week 7 in need of only 16 three-pointers to reach 2,000 for his career; we say “only” because… Steph. The two-time MVP, currently at 1,984, is also just five threes away from passing Jason Kidd [1,888] for eighth place on the NBA’s all-time list. Curry is on his way to becoming the youngest and fastest player to hit 2,000 three-pointers by a large gap. The Warriors have four games in Week 7, so Steph has many opportunities to hit this week’s milestones.
HollywoodLifers, who do you have this week?