NBA Christmas Day 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Preview and Analysis

August 12th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Christmas is to the NBA what Thanksgiving is to the NFL. An annual tradition since 1947, Christmas basketball has crested in popularity along with the sport itself. Once one of the rare occasions the Association appeared on national television—a large majority of the audience probably remembers NBA Finals games being on tape delay—it's now an all-day extravaganza.

The NBA expanded its Christmas slate to five games for the 2011-12 season and hasn't looked back. The Association released its 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday, and this year, games will once again begin at noon and likely not end until well past the midnight hour. The lulls in action are few and far between—perhaps enough to offer one or two salutations to family members as you ignore them for all the action. 

The day kicks off with budding superstar Anthony Davis traveling to Miami for a matchup against the Heat, continues with a Finals rematch during the marquee 5 p.m. time slot and then finishes in the evening with five teams that could knock off the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers this spring. Oh, and the Los Angeles Lakers are hanging out there too for s ...

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