We've been deprived of Derrick Rose versus Russell Westbrook for far too long. Two of the most athletic players ever to play point guard relentlessly attacking each other on both ends of the floor? Please and thank you.
The Rockets return to Portland for the first time since Damian Lillard iced them at the buzzer and left them all standing confused and shaken. I'm just assuming, but I bet Patrick Beverley spent his entire offseason working out with a picture of Lillard in front of him.
LeBron heads back to San Antonio. It's March, so if the Spurs are going to get him to sweat, they'll have to crank the heater up a bit.
The West's two presumptive favorites take each other on twice in a two-week span in games that potentially could decide either a tiebreaker between them, the top two seeds of the Western Conference, or both. Obviously there's some history building between the teams, and with a couple of games late in the season, this could be a delicious appetizer to get us all prepared for the main course of the postseason.
There's a strong possibility the final Cavs-Bulls matchup could greatly influence the top seeding in the East. And it might be a small glimpse into an oncoming postseason battle in the conference finals as well.