Tuesday's NBA Guide: Inauguration Night

FanHouse's NBA Guide gives you a daily look at all the games that matter ... and some that don't.

Monday's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a lot of NBA action in concert. What about Tuesday's celebration of the inauguration of a new president? Most of the league has the night off, but the four games we've got could turn out interesting.

Indiana at San Antonio, 8:30PM ET

The Spurs outlasted Charlotte Monday on the back of a solid Tim Duncan performance. And while Indiana lacks the 'Cats in the ledger, the Pacers provide a potentially more imposing foil.

Though the Pacers sit back in 14th place in the East based on wins and losses, by points margin the team rates as the conference's ninth best squad. That's still nothing to write home about, and the Spurs should handle any Eastern visitor outside the top three. But keep this in mind if Indy gives S.A. a tough go. That team's not as bad as you think.

Minnesota at Utah, 9PM ET

The Wolves are 9-3 over the last dozen, 7-1 this month. But Utah remains a killer team at home, despite the injuries. The Jazz should waltz and maybe polka, but Kevin McHale done more dastardly things in his day.

Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30PM ET

Whatever good came from Chicago's win over Cleveland and strong effort against San Antonio ... an MLK Day loss to the Knicks will undo it. Every time.

Sacramento at Denver, 9PM ET

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