First off, you really should worry about staying safe and making sure everything is all right as the Northeast deals with Hurricane Sandy. Once that's done, you can enjoy likely having work or school off due to the severe weather and watchthe NBA season tip off, starting with the Boston Celtics.â†µ
NBA: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, 8 p.m., TNT: The much-anticipated season opener between Boston and Miami pits the two teams who went the full seven games in last year's Eastern Conference Finals against each other, although if you haven't heard, one of the key players has switched sides. Ray Allen will have to watch while the Heat receive their championship rings, but he'll join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the court for the Heat in his first game against the team for whom he won his own NBA title.â†µ
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m., TNT: The NBA's season-opening double-header continues with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash playing together alongside Kobe Bryant for the first time against a Dallas team that might be forced to start Eddy Curry at center.