NBA: If you're in a festive mood, you can party like it's 2002 -- Tracy McGrady should be dropping buckets for the Detroit Pistons against the Denver Nuggets as the Rip Hamilton "coach's decision" saga continues. McGrady, who scored 20 points on Monday night, is showing flashes of his former self. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks will return to full strength as Al Horford and Marvin Williams return to the lineup to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on the road. On the West Coast, the league-best San Antonio Spurs will match up with a downtrodden Utah Jazz squad. The Jazz, who are on a five-game losing streak, can't be looking forward to meeting a San Antonio team with a healthy Tim Duncan in the middle.
Men's college basketball: For all my East Coast folks who don't want to stay up for the 10 p.m. ET game between San Diego State and BYU, I assure you it will be worth the bags under your eyes tomorrow morning. San Diego State is one of the only two undefeated teams left in the nation, and both teams contain the nation's best point guards, BYU's Jimmer Fredette and SDSU's D.J. Gay. Each squad is also undefeated in the Mountain West conference so the outcome of tonight's game is certain to give one team the right to gloat. And that's what we all play for anyway, right?
Women's college basketball: In another conference matchup, Oklahoma will look to contain the Big 12's leading scorer Danielle Adams (22.4 ppg) and Texas A&M. The Aggies come in with a 11-game winning streak, and both teams boast undefeated Big 12 records. At the same time, Connecticut will take on Rutgers on the road. Connecticut has Rutgers' number, winning 25 of 31 games in the all-time series, but a 12-6 Rutgers team shouldn't let that discourage them. Rutgers is coming off a five-game winning streak and is undefeated in the Big East at 5-0.
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal is out of the running, but the Open is still worth watching. Kim Clijsters is still going strong and will take on Vera Zvonareva in the semifinals. For the men, Roger Federer will take on Novak Djokovic.