There are no grand predictions so far, only the early, positive results. Will the results continue? Will Bird—who scored his 20,000th point last week in a 123-95 win over Washington to make him one of only five NBA players with 20,000 points and 5,000 assists—be able to stay in one piece? Will the young guards continue to improve? Will Parish and McHale stay healthy? Will help arrive from what has been a short bench? Will the season be too long? What?
Will Rebecca fall, at last, a final time for Sam? Will Cliff survive the Christmas postal rush? Will Norm, for once, go home? Will Carla take a self-improvement course? Frasier? Lilith? All that is certain is that there once again is a strong urge to tune in tomorrow to see.