NBA Christmas Day Schedule 2015: Highlighting Holiday’s Top Matchups

December 24th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Christmas Day is annually one of the most exciting days on the NBA calendar, and this year is no exception.

With an NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors slotted into the middle of an action-packed slate and superstars squaring off across the Association, there's plenty to look forward to after gifts are unwrapped. 

Before breaking down this year's most compelling matchups, here's a look at the holiday slate: 


Matchups to Watch Anthony Davis vs. Hassan Whiteside

Christmas Day action will officially get underway when the New Orleans Pelicans travel to South Beach for a showdown with the Miami Heat in a tilt featuring tremendous frontcourt talent. 

And in this case, it's all about Anthony Davis vs. Hassan Whiteside. 

Miami wields one of the stingiest defenses around, with Whiteside anchoring the unit around the rim. According to's player-tracking data, opponents are shooting just around 51 percent inside of six feet against Whiteside, which is roughly nine percent lower than the leagu ...

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