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Why these games matter for seven underrated NBA title contenders

Last year, a dark horse contender pulled off consecutive upsets to win the NBA championship. Who could be this year's Raptors?

Friday night's action featured three of those dark horses: the Houston Rockets. Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.

Saturday's games will show us a handful more:

Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET)

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers (ESPN, 6 p.