If it's 60-plus degrees outside, then we much be going into the stretch run of the NBA D-League season.
The Mad Ants can get off to an emotional lift of maintaining the final playoff berth they own by beating the Springfield Armor tonight at Memorial Coliseum.
Following tonight's game and Saturday's game with Springfield, the Ants have six games remaining in the regular season - three at home and three on the road.
The arrival of 6-foot-5 guard and crowd favorite Ron Howard could be fairly timely, especially because he can check Springfield guard JamesOn Curry, who leads Springfield in scoring with a 16.6 average.
Also in the Coliseum tonight for the Armor will be Scottie Reynolds, the 6-2 guard who spearheaded Villanova to its Final Four appearance in the 2009 NCAA tourney.
Something to watch tonight is if Springfield can utilize its inside size. It will start 7-foot Chas McFarland and 6-10 Jamar Brown against the Ants' 6-8 Darnell Lazare and 6-9 Wayne Chism.