The National Basketball Association has unveiled its slate of games for the biggest day of the regular season, Christmas Day. This year’s Christmas Day schedule will include NBA legends like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Also, the NBA will bring its annual basketball celebrations to Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center.
Christmas Day action will kick off at 12 p.m. ET in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. The “Big Apple” will welcome its newest villain, Trae Young, and the Atlanta Hawks as the Knicks celebrate the return of Bronx native Kemba Walker. Julius Randle and the Knicks will also have revenge on their minds after the Hawks knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round.
After the Hawks play the Knicks in MSG, Antetokounmpo and the reigning NBA champions will face off against the Boston Celtics. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the Celtics have a lot to prove after being knocked out of the playoffs by the Brooklyn Nets in June.