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How to watch, what to watch for on December 28 of the 2020-21 NBA regular season

We take a look at the games on slate to kick off the second week of the 2020-21 NBA Season.

Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies talks to teammates during a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 19, 2020 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.  Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

We’ve got some big-time injury news on the five-game slate or Monday. LeBron James is questionable to play for the Lakers due to an ankle injury. He may be held out on the second night of a back-to-back after L.A. took down the Timberwolves on Sunday night. Anthony Davis was held out of that game due to a calf strain. It’s unclear if he’ll be back for Monday night’s game against the Blazers.

The Pistons are resting a handful of regulars to start the week. Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose will both sit out on Monday to get some rest coming off an 0-2 start to the season in Week 1. The Hawks will look to stay undefeated against a shorthanded Pistons squad. Atlanta may be shorthanded themselves with Clint Capela still sidelined along with Kris Dunn and Tony Snell. Danilo Gallinari is also questionable and may not play after missing Saturday’s win over the Grizz.

NBA regular season schedule for Dec. 28

Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m. ET
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV