Lakers-Mavs, Grizz-Warriors headline reported NBA Christmas video games

The video games for the most important day of the NBA’s regular-season calendar are reportedly set. 

On Christmas Day, the defending champion Golden State Warriors will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and Celtics will face off in Boston, and LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will head to Texas to face Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks, The Athletic’s Shams Charania and others reported in current days.

Additionally, two-time defending MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will play host to the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers will play the New York Knicks at Madison Sq. Backyard. 

Two of the Christmas Day video games are rematches from this previous postseason. The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies in six video games within the Western Convention semifinals in Could, although Memphis star Ja Morant did not play within the closing three video games of the collection. Gamers from each groups engaged in a Twitter backwards and forwards within the days following Golden State’s NBA Finals win, with Morant asking the league to face the defending champions on Christmas. 

Inexperienced additionally appeared excited, tweeting “That’s the power of your voice Young! Let’s goooo! Bring the fam to the crib for dinner after.”

The Bucks-Celtics sport is a rematch of the Japanese Convention semifinals collection that went seven video games, which Boston received. 

The Lakers-Mavericks sport will mark the second time prior to now three seasons the 2 groups have performed one another on Christmas. Los Angeles received in 2020. 

Phoenix and Denver met within the playoffs in 2021, which resulted in a sweep for Devin Booker and Chris Paul’s Suns. The Nuggets did not have Jamal Murray for that collection although and will have him again by the beginning of the common season.

The 76ers-Knicks sport would be the first Christmas sport for the Joel Embiid-James Harden duo, whereas it’s going to be the fifty fifth for New York, an NBA report. Harden expressed excitement in regards to the reported sport on Twitter. 

In the meantime, Hawks star Trae Younger seemingly expressed disappointment that his workforce is not on the reported slate, tweeting out several emojis showing his disapproval

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