Here's The Entire NBA Schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec

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The NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec has some exciting games. The week culminates into Christmas, and it is perhaps the most vital week of basketball during the main season. Playing NBA matches on Christmas is a tradition that started in 1947 when the Knicks hosted and defeated the Providence Steamrollers at Madison Square Garden. In recent years, we have seen several of the top opponents playing against one another on Christmas. On several occasions, we have the top teams in the NBA squaring off against each other. The finalists of past seasons have also been put in matches for Christmas. This year is also no different, with many matches filling the quota for basketball on Christmas day.

 

Without further delay, let us look at the NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec and the details regarding the Christmas day games.

 

History of NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec

 

The Christmas Day matches are held by the National Basketball Association every year on December 25 since the second season of the league nearly 75 years ago. Presently, more than four matches are played on this day. Unlike the traditional Thanksgiving Day matches of the National Football League, the Christmas Day matches of the NBA do not have any fixed teams. Instead, they have several of the best players and teams. Very often, a rematch of the NBA finalists of the previous season takes place on this day. The initial NBA match to be played on this day happened nearly 75 years ago. This is only after a year of the inception of the league. The New York Knicks defeated the Providence Steamrollers at Madison Square Garden. Since then, the league has played matches every year on Christmas Day except one year due to a lockout that canceled half of that season.

 

Contrastingly, Major League Baseball stays in its off-season during this time. The National Football League schedules matches on Christmas only when it falls on the weekend, and that too very occasionally. The collective bargaining agreement of the National Hockey League forbids it from scheduling matches on Christmas Eve, the main day, and Boxing Day, which is celebrated in countries such as Canada as a mandatory holiday. When Christmas day comes on a Saturday, the break takes place a day earlier. In college football, the only bowl game usually scheduled for the day has been the defunct Aloha Bowl. There was also a Hawaii Bowl that happened one year. The match itself moved its date due to ESPN's acquisition of NBA telecasts, including the Christmas Day games.

 

So, the NBA is one of the only sporting leagues to regularly schedule matches on Christmas day. The NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec assumes more importance in this light.

 

NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec

Sunday, December 19

 

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls

3:30 PM

United Center Stadium, Chicago, IL

NBC Sports Chicago, Spectrum SportsNet

Miami Heat @ Detroit Pistons

6:00 PM

Little Caesars Arena

Detroit, MI

Bally Sports DET, Bally Sports Sun

Portland Trail Portland Trail Blazers @ Memphis Grizzlies

6:00 PM

FedExForum

Memphis, TN

Bally Sports SE, ROOT SPORTS PLUS

San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings

6:00 PM

Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, CA

NBC Sports California, Bally Sports SE

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Atlanta Hawks

7:30 PM

State Farm Arena

Atlanta, GA

Bally Sports SE-ATL, Bally Sports Ohio

Denver Nuggets @ Brooklyn Nets

7:30 PM

Barclays Center

Brooklyn, NY

NBA TV, YES, Altitude

New Orleans Pelicans @ Philadelphia 76ers

8:00 PM

Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia, PA

NBC Sports Philadelphia, Bally Sports NO

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

8:00 PM

Target Center

Minneapolis, MN

Bally Sports North, Bally Sports SW-DAL

Charlotte Hornets @ Phoenix Suns

8:00 PM

Footprint Center

Phoenix, AZ

Bally Sports AZ, Bally Sports SE-CHA

 

 

Monday, December 20

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics

7:30 PM

TD Garden

Boston, MA

NBA TV, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Orlando Magic @ Toronto Raptors

7:30 PM

Scotiabank Arena

Toronto, ON

TSN, Bally Sports Florida

Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls

8:00 PM

United Center

Chicago, IL

NBC Sports Chicago, ATTSN-SW

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies

8:00 PM

FedExForum

Memphis, TN

Bally Sports SE-MEM, Bally Sports OK

Charlotte Hornets @ Utah Jazz

9:00 PM

Vivint Arena

Salt Lake City, UT

ATTSN-RM, Bally Sports SE-CHA

Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors

10:00 PM

Chase Center

San Francisco, CA

NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 PM

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, CA

Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports SW-SA

 

 

Tuesday, December 21

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Washington Wizards @ Brooklyn Nets

7:30 PM

Barclays Center

Brooklyn, NY

TNT, YES

Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat

7:30 PM

FTX Arena

Miami, FL

Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Indiana

Detroit Pistons @ New York Knicks

7:30 PM

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

MSG, Bally Sports DET

Portland Trail Blazers @ New Orleans Pelicans

8:00 PM

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, LA

Baky Sports NO, ROOT SPORTS

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

8:30 PM

American Airlines Center

Dallas, TX

Bally Sports SW-DAL, Bally Sports North

Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers

10:00 PM

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, CA

TNT

 

 

Wednesday, December 22

 

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Orlando Magic @ Atlanta Hawks

7:30 PM

State Farm Arena

Atlanta, GA

NBA TV, Bally Sports SE-ATL, Bally Sports Florida

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics

7:30 PM

TD Garden

Boston, MA

NBC Sports Boston, Bally Sports Ohio

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls

8:00 PM

United Center

Chicago, IL

NBC Sports Chicago, SN

Houston Rockets @ Milwaukee Bucks

8:00 PM

Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee, WI

Bally Sports WI, ATTSN-SW

Denver Nuggets @ Oklahoma City Thunder

8:00 PM

Paycom Center

Oklahoma City, OK

Bally Sports OK, Altitude 2

Los Angeles Clippers @ Sacramento Kings

10:00 PM

Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, CA

NBA TV, NBC Sports California, Bally Sports SoCal

 

 

Thursday, December 23

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Houston Rockets @ Indiana Pacers

7:00 PM

Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Indianapolis, IN

Bally Sports Indiana, ATTSN-SW

New Orleans Pelicans @ Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

Amway Center

Orlando, FL

Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports NO

Atlanta Hawks @ Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia, PA

NBC Sports Philadelphia, Bally Sports SE-ATL

Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat

7:30 PM

FTX Arena

Miami, FL

Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports DET+

Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks

7:30 PM

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

MSG, NBC Sports Washington+

Milwaukee Bucks @ Dallas Mavericks

8:30 PM

American Airlines Center

Dallas, TX

NBA TV, Bally Sports SW-DAL, Bally Sports WI

Charlotte Hornets @ Denver Nuggets

9:00 PM

Ball Arena

Denver, CO

Altitude 2, Bally Sports SE-CHA

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns

9:00 PM

Footprint Center

Phoenix, AZ

Bally Sports AZ, Bally Sports OK

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Utah Jazz

9:00 PM

Vivint Arena

Salt Lake City, UT

ATTSN-RN, Bally Sports North+

Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors

10:00 PM

Chase Center

San Francisco, CA

NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports SE-MEM

Brooklyn Nets @ Portland Trail Blazers

10:00 PM

Moda Center

Portland, OR

ROOT SPORTS PLUS, YES

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers

10:30 PM

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, CA

Spectrum SportsNet, KENS

 

Friday, December 24: No games

 

NBA Christmas Day schedule: Saturday, December 25

 

 

Game

Time (ET)

 

TV

Atlanta Hawks @ New York Knicks

12:00 PM

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

ESPN

Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics

2:30 PM

Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee, WI

ABC

Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors

5:00 PM

Footprint Center

Phoenix, AZ

ABC

Brooklyn Nets @ Los Angeles Lakers

8:00 PM

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, CA

ABC/ESPN

Dallas Mavericks @ Utah Jazz

10:30 PM

Vivint Arena

Salt Lake City, UT

ESPN

 

Conclusion:

 

The NBA schedule 19 Dec to 25 Dec has some great and exciting matches lined up for the fans. All basketball lovers look forward to the traditional Christmas matches that feature some of the top players and teams in the NBA.

 

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