Sacramento vs. Cleveland
The Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers are both looking to turn over a new leaf in 2013. The Cavs should be improved with rookie of the year candidate Dion Waiters and the return of Kyrie Irving. The Kings on the other hand face uncertainty about the health of Tyreke Evans and also where the team will play next season. Look for Irving to exploit Sacramento's smaller point guards.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden St.
The Los Angeles Clippers saw their 17 game winning streak come to an end, but that doesn't mean they will automatically start a new one. The Golden St. Warriors have been playing inspired ball this season holding their own against the NBA's elite teams. Although Draymond Green and David Lee have been playing well as of late Blake "The Barbarian" Griffin still has a distinct advantage in this match up. Look for Blake to have a big game and the Clippers should win a close one.