NBA schedule 2013: Derrick Rose is a must-watch on NBATV vs Philly

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With the Sixes surprising NBA pundits with two early victories, Philadelphia becomes must-see TV against Rose and teh Bulls.

Entering the first weekend of the NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers have more wins than the Miami Heat. It's early, but it's still fun. Saturday's action begins and ends with dark horse MVP candidates, with a Derrick Rose sighting on NBATV in between. We missed you, National Basketball Association.

Rose's return from an ACL injury that cost him all of last season is one of the most closely-monitored storylines in the league. The former MVP is averaging just 15 points and 3.5 assists through two games, sporting a .308 shooting percentage.

Meanwhile the Sixers look to win their third game, a month's worth for them if preseason predictions are to be believed. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams is looking to be a steal so far, notching a near quadruple-double and a win over the defending champion Miami Heat.

The new-look Rockets head to Utah to take advantage of a rebuilding Jazz team. Houston has added James Harden and Dwight Howard in successive years, and are serious title contenders for the first time since Hakeem Olajuwon retired.

The Spurs could be without Tim Duncan again as they travel to Portland, as the future Hall of Famer is battling through  a chest contusion that kept him out of Friday's game against the Lakers. Coach Greg Popovich will certainly be cautious with his big man, who is in 17th professional season.

Game Time TV
Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers 7 p.m. FSMW
Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m. NBATV
Charlotte Bobcats at New Orleans Pelicans 8 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks 8:30 p.m. FSSW
Toronto Raptos at Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m. FSWI
Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz 9 p.m. FSRM
San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trailblazers 10 p.m. KGW
Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m. CSNBA

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