Your Atlanta sports TV schedule. All times EST.
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 8:15, TNT: The Miami Heat, third in the Southeast Division, continue the quest for 72 against a Celtics team that beat them on the night that Miami Thrice began dominating the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets, 10:30, TNT: The NBA's best Western Conference team, the undefeated-until-December-25 Lakers, travel to see the thus-far disappointing Nuggets in a special matchup that always produces everyone's best Kobe Bryant Colorado jokes.
Pittsburgh Panthers at Connecticut Huskies, 7:30, ESPN: Seriously, why does Big East football wait so long to get all of its conference games out of the way? Pitt leads the conference, and UConn is at the bottom, yet the Huskies could still end up winning the whole thing. We should be down to only three or four teams by now. Like the ACC Atlantic.
Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons, 8:20, NFL Network or myATL: Two of the NFL's best teams, prime time, the Thursday Night Football opener, Joe Flacco vs. Matt Ryan, Ray Lewis vs. former coach Mike Smith, and the drama of changing channels until 8:30 while trying to find whatever made-up channel this thing is on! Plus you may still a little miffed about that 2003 preseason game. Previews and live coverage right here. GAME OF THE DAY!
- Children's Miracle Network Classic, 1, Golf
Minnesota Wild at Atlanta Thrashers, 7, SportSouth: Dumping four of their last five, the Thrash look to get back on track against the goal-averse Wild, who play a lot of 2-1 games instead of the 16-15 sprees we're accustomed to.