With the 2020-21 NBA season set to begin on Dec. 22, we're still in store for the biggest stage of the regular season: NBA Christmas Day.
This year's Christmas Day slate features five matchups filled with some of the league's best superstars, storylines and revenge games on tap.
The schedule is as follows:
- New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN)
- Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
- Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics, 5 p.m. ET (ABC)
- Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers, 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN)
- LA Clippers at Denver Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
The #NBAXmas schedule! 🏀🎄- NBA (@NBA) December 2, 2020
12:00pm/et, ESPN: @PelicansNBA/@MiamiHEAT
2:30pm/et, ABC: @warriors/@Bucks
5:00pm/et, ABC: @BrooklynNets/@celtics
8:00pm/et, ABC/ESPN: @dallasmavs/@Lakers
10:30pm/et, ESPN: @LAClippers/@nuggets#KiaTipOff20 #OnlyHere pic.twitter.com/SdsOFr0vOh
The day begins with the defending Eastern Conference champion Heat and All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo hosting Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and the Pelicans. Next up, we get to see two-time MVP Stephen Curry and the Warriors take on reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
The two headliners of Christmas Day come next, with Kyrie Irving's first trip back to Boston since leaving the Celtics in free agency for the Nets. Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets take on Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the Celtics in a meeting that could very well be an Eastern Conference Finals preview. Following that battle will be the defending NBA champion Lakers and LeBron James versus the prodigy Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, a showdown that didn't disappoint last season.
The slate is capped off with a rematch of the Western Conference Semifinals as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers look for revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead to Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to fall short of the Conference Finals last season.
You won't want to miss any of this action.
Canadian TV info will be released at a later date.
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