Spurs -1.5 The Mavs are getting better but the Spurs play the better defense and this is a must-win for the Spurs as they already have lost once to the Mavs already this season. Spurs win this one with defense.
Hawks +4 The Rockets are a team in disarray. No McGrady and Artest has a bum ankle and is questionable tonight. The Hawks have Josh Smith back and I like them here to win this game outright. Yao will be a load for Al Horford and he must use his strength against the height of Yao. Look for Joe Johnson to have a nice game tonight for the Hawks and Mike Bibby with some timely jumpers over Rafer Alston.