Complete NBA Christmas Day TV Schedule
A complete NBA Christmas Day TV schedule has been released.
Whereas the NFL has conquered Thanksgiving and all sports-viewing content related to the day, Christmas belongs to the NBA.
The league realizes that its 82 game schedule can be a bit tough for many to follow thoroughly, so Christmas Day often marks the unofficial start of the regular season for more casual fans.
Christmas Day 2019 will feature a series of outings that looked like they would be far more interesting back before the season tipped off. Nevertheless, there are still a few can’t-miss showdowns on the list.
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At 12:00 p.m. eastern time the Boston Celtics will take on the Toronto Raptors. The latter squad will be without Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol, so Boston should win this one handily.
At 2:30 p.m. eastern time the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the second best game of the day. This is a legitimate and likely preview for the Eastern Conference Finals.
At 5:00 p.m. eastern time the Houston Rockets will square off against the Golden State Warriors. Seeing as the latter group will be without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, this outing will be borderline unwatchable.
At 8:00 p.m. eastern the best game of the day will take place: the LA Lakers vs the LA Clippers. This is likely a preview of the Western Conference Finals.
Finally, at 10:30 p.m. eastern time the Denver Nuggets will take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The latter team will be without Zion Williamson, so this one too should be borderline unwatchable unless you have a fetish for watching Lonzo Ball shoot bricks.
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