This week's sports highlights

dshirley@macon.comFebruary 4, 2013 

NBA showdown
The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers face off in a matchup of the top teams in the Central Division (7 p.m.).

Returning home
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look for their second ACC win of the season when they host Florida State (9 p.m., Fox Sports South).

Others to watch: High school basketball (Veterans at Mary Persons, Jones County at Warner Robins, Rutland at Perry, Stratford at Tattnall Square, Mount de Sales at Westfield); Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (7 p.m., SportSouth).

Sign on the dotted line
The nation’s high school football players make their decisions official when they sign their national letters-of-intent.

Others to watch: Georgia at Tennessee (8 p.m., WRWR); Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m., SportSouth).

Continued home dominance
The Mercer Bears look for their 12th straight win at Hawkins Arena when they play host to Jacksonville (7 p.m., 96.5-FM).

Middle Georgia showdown
The Northeast girls travel to Bleckley County for a matchup of the top teams in GHSA Region 4-AA.

Others to watch: High school basketball (Howard at Westside, Peach County at Central, Tattnall Square at Westfield, Mount de Sales at Stratford, Perry at Veterans); New Orleans Hornets at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m., SportSouth).

Hawkins Arena doubleheader
The Mercer basketball teams host North Florida in a pair of A-Sun games with the women’s game tipping off at 2 p.m.

Others to watch: College basketball (Texas A&M at Georgia, 5 p.m., ESPNU; Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m., Fox Sports South).

NBA’s big day
With the NFL season complete, the NBA will take center stage with three showcase games: Los Angeles Clippers at New York (1 p.m., ABC), Los Angeles Lakers at Miami (3:30 p.m., ABC) and San Antonio at Brooklyn (8 p.m., ESPN).

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