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TV Schedule 10/26: Miami Heat-Boston Celtics, Rockets-Lakers, Boise State-Louisiana Tech

Basketball

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Kentucky Wildcats Blue/White scrimmage, 7, Fox Sports South: Believe it or not, this is only the second bluest event on tonight's lineup. Most college basketball teams do this kind of deal every year around this time, but Kentucky's is a genuine big deal -- the equivalent of Alabama's spring football game. And this year a get-to-know-the-team thing is actually pretty critical, as coach John Calipari's squad just sent five first-rounders to the NBA Draft. 

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GAME OF THE DAY! Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
, 7:30, TNT: Your first look at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in live game action. Also, your first look at Shaquille O'Neal in green and white. Also, can Kevin Garnett still move at all, or will someone have to bring headbuttable objects to him? Also, don't forget to keep an eye on Rajon Rondo, the third-best player in this game.

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Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30, TNT: Yao Ming returns for his first game since 2008-09 after suffering a broken foot against -- well how about that -- the Lakers. The defending champs will play most of their regular season on cruise control, but what we wouldn't give to listen in on a few moments of conversation between Yao and Ron Artest tonight.

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Football

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Boise State Broncos, 8, ESPN2: Why is Boise State playing a cupcake this late in the year? Louisiana Tech is a conference opponent. Why is a school east of Des Moines and south of Arkansas in the same conference as almost-Canada? Pass. Does this game count for last weekend or next weekend? Next. Will we get to see the blue field? Yes. Why is the nation's third-ranked team playing on Tuesday? Pass.

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Hockey

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Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30, Versus: Two frustrating Eastern Conference should-be contenders try to get it going in Philly. They split their preseason series, and the Atlanta Thrashers were kind enough to end Buffalo's early five-game losing streak.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.