XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Wednesday, October 23

Jim Rogash

Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics

Details: Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 PM ET - TD Garden - Boston, MA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Could the NBA preseason tipoff on ESPN get any better than this game? No, it can't! This game is going to be great. We’ve got three keys to this game: a new look Celtics team, a first year head coach on both benches, and the two teams that made the biggest trade in the offseason competing on the Boston hardwood. Keep your eye on the point guard battle - Deron Williams versus Avery Bradley - an all star against a shutdown defender. But, Pierce and Garnett's return to the Garden is going to be the ultimate sports moment you don't want to miss.

#5ToFollow Insider: Jeff Clark - @CelticsBlog

Jeff Clark has been a Celtics fan since the days of Bird and Mchale and a Celtics blogger since 2004. Clark is the point guard for SB Nation’s Celtics Blog and his wealth of information in his tweets will bring you closer to the game Wednesday night.

Follow: @CelticsBlog

2. Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres

Details: Wednesday, October 23 @ 8:00 PM ET - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: Rivalry night is put on ice as the Bruins and Sabres face-off on NBCSN. A rebuilding Sabres team is looking for a statement win and a W over the Bruins would help their standings in the NHL's Atlantic Division. The Sabres have been heating up with strong play from center Cody Hodgson. While Hodgson is playing strong, it will be tough for him to net a goal against Tuukka Rask. Rask has allowed one goal or fewer in the five season games to date. Will the Bruins climb to the top of the division or is Buffalo's big win coming on #RivalryNight?

#5ToFollow Insider: Joe Haggerty - @HackswithHaggs

Joe Haggerty is the Bruins insider for, reporting on the Great American Hockey Show and writing for the Bruins Talk blog. You will want to follow Haggs all season long for a Bostonian’s view on the team that looks ready for another run at the Cup.

Follow: @HackswithHaggs

3. Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Details: Wednesday, October 23 @ 9:30 PM ET - INTRUST Bank Arena - Wichita, KS

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Rose comeback story is a thing of beauty and you'll get to see the former MVP take the court against the Thunder's 3x NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant. These two headliners are going to be making it rain on the perimeter, while two of the league's best bigs battle in the paint. Kendrick Perkins is a banger and Joakim Noah is one of the best effort big-men in all of basketball. You've got greats in the frontcourt and backcourt during the Thunder and Bulls Wednesday night - be sure to stream NBA hoops!

#5ToFollow Insider: Aggrey Sam - @CSNBullsInsider

This Bulls team has a new look, a new buzz, and all the preseason hype. Make sure you keep up with the team in the East who looks primed for a championship run by following CSN Chicago's Insider, Aggrey Sam. He's bullish on this Bulls team and will be tweeting away from Wichita, Wednesday night.

Follow: @CSNBullsInsider

4. FC Sheriff vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Details: Thursday, October 24 @ 12:55 PM ET

Watch Here: ESPN3 on XFINITY

Why Watch: It's the Barclays Premier League vs. the Moldovan National Division as Sheriff and the Hotspurs clash Thursday afternoon in Europa play. Tottenham stands at the top of Group K, while Sheriff hold the second spot in the group. Tottenham is coming off a big 3-0 Premier League victory vs. Aston Villa with goals from Townsend and Soldado. FC Sheriff is undefeated this season in Europa play (1-0-3) and looks to keep an unblemished record after Thursday's match. Will the Premier League prevail or does Thursday belong to the home team - FC Sheriff?

#5ToFollow Insider: UEFA Europa League - @UEFAEURO

The official home of the UEFA Europa League is your best follow for pre-game, in-game, and post-game info. If you need lineup info, the latest stats, or to watch the press conferences after the match - this is the one handle you have to follow.


5. Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Details: Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30 PM ET - Davis-Wade Stadium - Starkville, MS

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Two SEC teams fighting for their first conference win will take the field Thursday night as the Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Kentucky Wildcats. The Bulldogs are averaging 30+ ppg behind a two-QB system with Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott. Russell leads the aerial attack and Prescott is the team's leading rusher. The Wildcats will start sophomore QB Maxwell Smith, who led #BBN to their first win this season. After a crazy Week 7 in the SEC, this one is sure to be full of upsets, trick plays, and surprises. Make sure you're streaming #UKvsMSST Thursday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Matt Wyatt - @MaroonWyatt

Former Mississippi State QB and current Bulldogs’ color analyst, Matt Wyatt is your best follow for Thursday’s game in Starkville. Wyatt might show his maroon in his tweets, but will bring you closer to the game than anyone else in 140-characters or less.

Follow: @MaroonWyatt

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy,@XFINITYSports.

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