The NBA will deliver a nice little gift in its Christmas Day slate of games: a prime-time matchup that will feature LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.
James will travel north to the Bay Area, where he’ll see the familiar faces of the Warriors, a team that has beaten LeBron and his former team, the Cavaliers, in three of the past four NBA Finals. This time, in case you had missed it or forgotten, James will be playing with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Games between the Celtics and 76ers — a rematch of their Eastern Conference semifinals series last spring — and the Bucks and Knicks at Madison Square Garden are also are on the day’s docket along with Thunder-Rockets and Jazz-Trail Blazers.
Here’s how the schedule, announced Wednesday by the NBA, shakes out (all times are Eastern):
Bucks vs. Knicks at noon on ESPN
Thunder vs. Rockets at 3 p.m. on ABC
76ers vs. Celtics at 5:30 p.m. on ABC
Lakers vs. Warriors at 8 p.m. on ABC and ESPN
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