What to watch: Royals, NBA

Jaila Carson finds a view on top of Javona Rowe, from Kansas City, to watch the parade for the Kansas City Royals in downtown Kansas City on November 3, 2015. (File Photo by Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

New York Mets at Kansas City Royals

After they won on opening night 4-3 against the Mets, the Royals will continue their celebration from last year’s World Series Championship by getting their rings today before the start of the game. Tune into pregame at 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City to see the ring ceremony. The pitching matchup for game two of the season will be Chris Young for the Royals and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.

First pitch for this game is set for 3:15 p.m. today on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers

In a rematch from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, these two hockey teams will be duking it out one last time before the march for the Stanley Cup begins. Neither team has clinched a spot in the playoffs yet, but it is easy to assume that these two will be there because they both have 95 points in their respective divisions.

The puck will drop for this match at 6:30 p.m. today on NBC Sports Network.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers

In what could be a potential first-round playoff match, the Cavs and the Pacers are set to do battle one final time before the end of the regular season. LeBron James is getting in his playoff mode because he is looking to bring home a title to Cleveland to help his legacy. Paul George is trying to take his team in the right direction and get over the hump of losing to LeBron in the playoffs. Gaining momentum for the playoffs with a victory over the Cavs would be a good start for Indiana.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN.

San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

Here is a look at a potential Western Conference Finals matchup with the two best teams in the NBA during the regular season. It is rumored that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will not play his starters against the Warriors to save them for the playoffs, which would be typical Popovich. The Spurs and Warriors will also play against each other this weekend on Sunday in San Antonio. It would be no surprise if the Spurs’ big guns did not play that game either.

You can see tipoff for the first matchup of the week between these two teams at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on TNT.