NBA Christmas Day schedule 2018 includes five games, top teams

LeBron and the Lakers are in a featured Christmas Day 2018 NBA game against the Warriors. - [ESPN / YouTube screencap]
LeBron and the Lakers are in a featured Christmas Day 2018 NBA game against the Warriors. - [ESPN / YouTube screencap]

A number of exciting matchups arrive as a Christmas gift to basketball fans worldwide.

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On Christmas Day, NBA fans will have the gift of their favorite sports league. A total of five interesting matchups are slated for December 25, with a showdown between LeBron James' Lakers and the world champions in the spotlight. Below is a look at the exciting NBA schedule for Christmas 2018.

1

Bucks vs Knicks, 12 PM ET (ESPN)

The matchup may have looked better on paper ahead of the season with the potential for a Greek Freak vs Unicorn matchup in NYC. Giannis should be on the court barring an injury ahead of the game, but Porzingis won't. Still, the Knicks feature an exciting lineup that includes Tim Hardaway Jr., big man Enes Kanter, and rookie Kevin Knox. There's also a side story involving the Knicks' Mario Herzonja's nasty dunk on Giannis and his disrespectful step over the All-Star after he fell to the court.

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2

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets, 3 PM ET (ABC)

Former teammates and potential playoff teams battle it out on Christmas Day. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder try to take down James Harden and the Rockets in Houston. Harden's put up some impressive games lately including another 50-point triple-double. He also passed Westbrook with his fourth 50-point triple-double. It makes for an interesting showdown between the two players and their supporting casts, including CP3 and PG13.

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