2012 NBA schedule: Sunday gives us 5 games featuring stars from both conferences

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA will feature some of its marquee players and teams on Sunday, as the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers will be in action.

There are five games on the NBA schedule on Sunday, each with their own intrigue and storylines. All of these teams have recent history, and some may want their game more than the other.

Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks, 12:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass/MSG/CSN-P

The Sixers are still without Andrew Bynum, while the Knicks are living off the emotion of their win over the Miami Heat in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors, 6:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV

The Wolves haven't won in Toronto since Jan. 21, 2004, and have lost 14 of their last 15 games against the Raptors. They'll try to overcome a Toronto squad on the second night of a back-to-back.

Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic, 6:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass/FSFL/KTAR

Both teams got their first wins without their former franchise players and will look to continue that momentum as the Magic try for a fourth straight win over the Suns.

Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:00 pm ET, NBA League Pass/SPSO/WCNN

Atlanta's Josh Smith is out with a sprained right ankle, and the Thunder will look to extend a four-game winning streak against Atlanta.

Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30 pm ET, NBA League Pass/FSD/TWC

The Lakers are off to their worst start in 34 years, while the Pistons will look to avoid their third straight 0-3 start as both teams look to get their first wins of the season.

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