The 2011-12 season tips off in about an hour, with a quintuple-header slated for the first day of games. While I'll be in a car driving from Baltimore to Connecticut for the early portion of the day, I'll definitely be sitting in front of a TV for all the later games -- and I'm DVRing the ones I'll miss, so I can catch up on them later.

For this season, I've decided to pick winners for all 990 games on the schedule, though obviously not in advance. I'll make my picks day-by-day, and I'll keep track of them somewhere on the sidebar of this site. But the first day of games is a big enough occasion to warrant its own picks post. So, without further ado:

Celtics at Knicks, Noon - Knicks
Heat at Mavericks, 2:30 - Heat
Bulls at Lakers, 5 - Bulls
Magic at Thunder, 8 - Thunder
Clippers at Warriors, 10:30 - Clippers

Check back tomorrow morning to find out how wrong I was, and feel free to mock me in the comments.