Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) vs. New York Knicks (1-0)
The 76ers and Knicks are somewhat surprisingly 1-0.
Philadelphia defeated Denver at home on opening night without Andrew Bynum, taking down one of the teams many pegged as one of the Western Conference's best. The Knicks came out Friday night and blew out the Heat behind an incredible 30 points and 10 rebounds (on 35.7% shooting, but we will not say anything about that).
So who are these teams really?
We probably are not finding that out two games into the season. But you have to start somewhere.
New York has the stars and got a fantastic contribution from rookie Pablo Prigioni. The influx of point guards has appeared to loosen up New York's offense. Prigioni and Raymond Felton have helped considerably already and Jason Kidd is making his contribution too.
And it seems like Carmelo Anthony is still playing at his Olympi levels with his 3-point shooting. All they have to do is do it again.