Thursday, January 2, was a tough day for the league's elite. The last three teams to make the NBA Finals (Miami, San Antonio and Oklahoma City) all lost on their home court.
At least the Heat can hold their heads high; losing to the Warriors and their powerful scoring duo of Stephen Curry and David Lee is nothing to be ashamed of. The Thunder and Spurs, on the other hand, lost to a pair of bumbling New York teams.
That's right, it's a brand new day in the Big Apple. There's a new mayor in town, and the Knicks (105-101, over San Antonio) and Nets (95-93, over Oklahoma City) both walked away with a pair of season-defining victories.
Let's get to it!