The NBA's Opening Day spectacular matched such high-profile teams, it was hard to pick winners. Indeed, only a savvy gambler would have tried to take a day of entertainment and turn it into a gold-digging expedition. It all followed on a preseason in which the Mavericks went drilling for oil with the Lamar Odom trade while the future of Chris Paul remained a cliffhanger. Also, ESPN's Brian Windhorst picked his nose.
Knicks 106, Celtics 104: Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead New York past the Celtics in TNT's sole basketball broadcast of the day, one preceded by this bad-ass anachronistic "then & now" video. Afterward, Kevin Garnett started choking fools.