Russell Westbrook - and the rest of the NBA - is back. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
I hope that everybody here is having a happy holiday season. While today is not the traditional day for giving thanks, I am one of many around the nation thankful for the resolution of the NBA lockout, and today's opening of the NBA regular season. The action is already underway, with the noon EST Knicks/Celtics season opener now in the record books, with Baron Davis having made his NYC debut. The Heat/Mavs game started a little while ago, while the Lakers and Bulls get going at 2:30 PST. Russell Westbeook and the Thunder tip off at 5pm against Orlando. And in the nightcap, CP2 makes his west coast debut as the Clippers play at Golden State.
This is your Christmas Day NBA (and otherwise) open thread.