The NBA has announced its schedule for Christmas, including a postseason rematch between the Bucks and Celtics. A game between the Warriors and the Grizzlies in Memphis on Christmas Day is also on the schedule. The Celtics, Knicks, Nuggets, Mavericks, and Warriors are all scheduled to host games during the NBA’s Christmas schedule.
In a rematch of the conference semifinals from the previous year, the Celtics will play the Bucks on Christmas Day. On another side, the Knicks will host Joel Embiid, James Harden, and the Sixers at Madison Square Garden. Only these four teams will represent the NBA Eastern Conference.
The Nuggets will go to the Suns in the West in what is anticipated to be a clash of two teams around the top of the conference. The upstart Grizzlies will be welcomed to the Oracle by the defending champion Warriors.
The Lakers, on the other hand, will also be competing but not in their home city of Los Angeles. To take on Luka Doncic and the Mavs, they will go to Dallas.
The Grizzlies’ trip to San Francisco will feature the first-ever Christmas game for the team. On Saturday night, Morant appeared to celebrate the rumored development in a tweet to Draymond Green.
The Bucks and Celtics will be a contest to watch, and the two clubs last year’s playoff series was tense. Giannis Antetokounmpo impressively pushed the eventual Eastern Conference champs to play seven games without Khris Middleton, and if Kevin Durant ends up in Boston with Jayson Tatum, the game would be even more intriguing.
After being excluded from the Christmas schedule the previous year, the Nuggets and Sixers will also be back. Philadelphia will make its first Christmas appearance in 2019. Denver, on the other hand, made an appearance the season before.