NBA Christmas Day: Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, Warriors and more, all wrapped up in a holiday gift

Christmas is here, and we understand what that suggests: Five NBA video games for all way of screens.

So numerous stars, competition matches and intrigue — let’s board the sled for a zip ’round the league. 

We start at twelve noon in the East with Philly and the Knicks — the over-.500 Knicks, who have actually stopped laying bricks.

They host a difficult Sixers group inside The Garden, led by Joel Embiid and the beard, James Harden.

Embiid, at 33 points a video game, leads the league, however Spike Lee hopes the Knicks’ D has a technique up its sleeve.

New York has Jalen Brunson frothing the crowd, and Julius Randle putbacks will make that crowd loud.

At 2:30 Eastern, we go up the coast — it’s Bucks versus Celtics, as Boston plays host.

Giannis Antetokounmpo stars for Milwaukee. He obstructs, runs and soaks! Man, what did I simply see?

His opponent, MVP prospect Jayson Tatum. His video game is so smooth, there’s no other way you can dislike him.

Half of an excellent backcourt, he groups with Jaylen Brown, and as a team, the C’s are 2nd from downtown.

We fly to Dallas for Lakers-Mavericks at 5 (Side note: My nephew’s a substantial LeBron fan … Hi Clive!)

Two of the video game’s finest stars, this is must-see television: LeBron James and Luka Doncic dueling from 3.

On top of their scoring, their death is superb. A full-court toss! A no-look pass! Wow, what a penny!

Three gamers are all-time triple-double leading 10. Russell Westbrook leads all. Can he do it once again?

What’s next? Primetime! Grizzlies-Warriors ideas at 8. There’s no Steph Curry, however this video game needs to still be terrific.

Behind Ja Morant, Memphis is very first and flourishing. Avenging their playoff loss has this group making every effort.

Defending champs, Golden State, play much better in your home. Dub Nation requires its shooters to be in the zone.

San Francisco will host the very first of 4 conferences, and with Ja’s remarks, it needs to be rather a welcoming.

It’s 10:30 p.m., the day’s last NBA verse: Suns and Nuggets, constantly a West Coast gold mine.

Will Devin Booker play? Well, that’s the huge concern. He’s had an aching hammy — possibly Phoenix rests him?

Let’s discuss Denver, how the hosts play ball. First in the West, lastly healthy and standing high.

Nikola Jokic is ruling two-time MVP. Could a triple-double year make it MVP 3?

So after an early morning of presents and seeing Yule logs, visit our NBA links, and all our live blog sites.

We’ll have coast-to-coast protection, a lot of reports.

And Merry Christmas to all, from CBS Sports!



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