While the Super Bowl is on most folks’ minds, we have a big NBA slate kicking off the weekend. The highlight, of course, will be when the Rockets head into Believeland for a preview of the fourth-most likely NBA Finals matchup at 5Dimes (+1100).

On one side, you have The Beard, CP3, and a slam dunk legend whose taste in baked goods is questionable at best according to our very scientific reader poll . . . I guess you guys would’ve wanted him to eat some milk and cookies on top of the rim.

On the other, you have a big fat question mark. How will LeBron and the Cavs play without Kevin Love for the next two months? You’d have to imagine they can manage better than a 28.6% cover rate, no?

We break down that game and all the others on Saturday’s slate, so time to leave your dessert biases behind and get to reading. — Mark Gallant

All info as of Saturday morning. We’ll be adding more insight throughout the day, so check back later and keep an eye on our Twitter handle for any updates.

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The Main Event: Rockets (-4) at Cavs | O/U: 230

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