Rest up, because the NFL playoffs return tomorrow, as well as a ton of college basketball. Today, there are a couple of hockey games, as well as the Bulls (presumably) tuning up for their Saturday matchup with the Heat by defeating the Pacers. There's other NBA action on TV tonight, too.â†µâ†µ
6 p.m., CSN Chicago: NBA, Bulls at Pacers. Here's hoping the Bulls aren't looking too far ahead tonight.â†µâ†µ
6 p.m., NHL Network: Canucks at Capitals.â†µâ†µ
7 p.m., ESPN: NBA, Mavericks at Spurs.â†µâ†µ
7:30 p.m., Comcast 100: AHL, Wolves vs. Aeros at Allstate Arena. Those of us of "a certain age" remember the Houston Aeros from the old World Hockey Association, beating up on the Chicago Cougars.â†µâ†µ
9:30 p.m., ESPN: NBA, Trail Blazers at Suns. It appears Amare Stoudemire was actually important to the Suns being a good team.