3. Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics February 9th (TNT)
The storied rivalry alone makes this game one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the NBA season. Both the Lakers and Celtics feel they have something to prove to the world this season so this matchup will carry a lot of intensity and energy. Kobe Bryant loves to play in the Boston Garden, and he would enjoy spoiling their fans night with a Laker victory.