Dallas and Boston are two talented teams looking to kick-start their seasons. The Mavericks currently sit at 10-10 and are tied with the Nuggets and Timberwolves for seventh place in the Western Conference. The C's, meanwhile, are 11-9 and tied for sixth in the East.
Before Dallas faces off against Boston, the Mavericks host the Kings Monday night. Sacramento is just 7-12, but the Kings have won their last three games.
In another high-profile ESPN game on Wednesday, the Spurs, who currently hold the NBA's best record at 17-4, square off against the Jazz. On Tuesday, the World Wide Leader features another intriguing doubleheader. The Knicks and Nets lead off with a battle of New York City, and the Clippers and Bulls close it out in Chicago.
For a complete list of this week's games, check out SI's NBA schedule.
Monday, Dec. 10
Kings at Mavericks, 7:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Mavericks at Celtics, 7 p.m. CT