NBA Christmas Day 2016 Schedule: Game-by-Game Preview and Analysis

August 11th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
It's not the most wonderful time of the year just yet, but the NBA's Thursday schedule release means fans across the world can begin to plan out their Christmas Day festivities now that the slate for one of the most anticipated days of the regular season is official.

The Dec. 25 action will be headlined by an NBA Finals rematch between LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors, but there's plenty of compelling action across the board. 

The new-look New York Knicks and Boston Celtics will collide in an Atlantic Division showdown that could potentially renew a Northeast rivalry, while Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder will play host to Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the up-and-coming Minnesota Timberwolves.

Elsewhere, Dwyane Wade's Chicago Bulls will clash with the San Antonio Spurs in Texas as Pau Gasol gets slated to square off against his former team.

Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are penciled in for a duel at Staples Center as head coach Doc Rivers' club seeks to assert its dominance as the king of Hollywood.

With all of that sorted out, it ...

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