For NBA fans, Christmas Day is known for some of the best matchups of the regular season. This year's slate of games is nothing short of that. For the 11th straight year, the schedule is loaded up with some of the league's top rivalries and talents. 2018-19 NBA Christmas Day should not disappoint.
Who is playing and when?
The first game of the day features Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks taking on rookie Kevin Knox and the New York Knicks. The game will be played at 12 p.m. Eastern Time at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Following that game will be Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder facing off against the reigning MVP James Harden and the Houston Rockets. This game will tip at 3 p.m. and will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston.
At 5 p.m., Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers will travel to Massachusetts to take on Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden.
The five-game slate is highlighted by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers versus the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. This game will be played at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The last game of the night showcases two of the league's top guards in Damian Lillard and Donovan Mitchell, as the Portland Trail Blazers travel to Utah to take on the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.