Multiple online reports, including this one from CBS News, state that actress Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker. The two have been married since 2007 and further reports state that Longoria was "totally and completely blindsided" by information that came out this week that Parker had allegedly been unfaithful to her.
Into this soap opera worthy story step the Chicago Bulls, riding a four-game winning streak and having made a huge fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Houston Rockets last night in Houston. The fact that the Bulls are in San Antonio the day the Longoria/Parker news breaks is strictly coincidental, but Parker -- who is averaging 18.9 points and 7.7 assists per game in the Spurs' first nine games -- could very well be distracted tonight; there's likely going to be many bright TV lights shining in his face during whatever pregame access the media has. Also, the game is being carried nationally on ESPN. You can bet the Worldwide Leader is going to be slobbering all over this story.
The Spurs are off to an 8-1 start; their only loss was 99-90 to the New Orleans Hornets in the second game of the season, at San Antonio. The Hornets are also off to an 8-1 start -- but with the Bulls now 6-3, you can probably put them in that category, too, especially after Derrick Rose basically singlehandedly leading the Bulls to their comeback win last night.
Since this game is part of an ESPN Wednesday doubleheader, it has the unusually late (for Central time) start of 8:30 p.m. It will also be aired on CSN Chicago.