The NBA will play five games on Christmas Day, all nationally televised, for the eighth consecutive year.
Friday’s schedule features Cavaliers-Warriors (5 p.m. ET, ABC) — the seventh time that the teams from the previous season’s Finals are meeting on Christmas Day the following season — as well as Pelicans-Heat (12 p.m., ESPN), Bulls-Thunder (2:30 p.m., ABC), Spurs-Rockets (8 p.m., ESPN) and Clippers-Lakers (10:30 p.m., ESPN).
Six NBA MVP winners are set to suit up on Christmas Day, including the holiday’s all-time scoring leader, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who is scheduled to make his record 16th and final appearance on Christmas.
Thirteen of the 15 players selected to the 2014-15 All-NBA Teams are also poised to compete.