The NBA season opens tonight, Tuesday, October 25. The 2016 World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers play the New York Knicks, and the 2015 World Champion (and 2016 runner-up) Golden State Warriors play the next best team in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs. Both the Cavaliers and the Warriors are expected to meet again in the finals, but it is a long season and injuries can derail the best of teams. Golden State added the formidable talents of Keven Durant in the off-season, but shipped some high quality second line players to other destinations to pay for the upgrade, including their starting center. The Warriors won a record-setting 73 games last year and matching that will be a monumental task.