Let the games begin!
After the shortest offseason in NBA history, the 2020-21 regular season officially begins Tuesday night with a doubleheader featuring Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the in-town rival Clippers.
The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, open their campaign Wednesday night against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks after a disappointing two-game preseason.
How much stock should we put in preseason successes or failures? And which teams have gotten better or worse as they embark on a unique 72-game slate? We'll sort it all out in our final NBA Power Rankings before the action starts.