Heat (+12) at Spurs: Looks like Riley left a sinking ship. With Lamar Odom out at last report, the Heat figure to get burned at the Alamo. Tim Duncan should run wild San Antonio’s depth will be too much for Van Gundy II. SAN ANTONIO.
Rockets (+5) at Nets: Ming Dynasty should be even better this season. Rockets have the rep of beating up on the East. The Nets may again be that conference’s best, but Yao presents matchup problems. With Kenyon Martin’s severely sprained ankle, NJ too risky to take. HOUSTON.
Last week: 2-0. Season: 2-0.