Game of the year*

This is what the NBA needs to deliver: games that are entertaining because they are fast and unpredictable.

Good morning. Let’s basketball.

Window on the City No. 3, Robert Delaunay, 1911-12

ESPN’s first regular season NBA game of the season was an interesting choice from a programming perspective. The Knicks and Celtics are storied, marquee franchises, and both made the playoffs last year and expect to be back this season. But also, neither of these teams have…

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