What NBA video games are there for Christmas 2020? Occasions, TV channels, trip basketball schedule
It seems like LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the NBA bubble in Orlando just yesterday. It's actually a little over two months, but the 2020-21 NBA season is here anyway.
This season is sure to be a little different. The teams are no longer in a bubble and will play in their home market in front of spectators of different sizes. The rosters have been expanded and the second half of the reduced schedule for 72 games has yet to be released.
While the shortened off-season is certainly not ideal for players' recovery, the move was financially motivated. Waiting for the season to start until the end of January could have cost the NBA nearly $ 1 billion.
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Speaking of money, some of the NBA's biggest stars (Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, etc) got deals in the shortened off-season and secured their futures with a franchise for the next few seasons unless they get miserable like James Harden Houston and request a deal. Most of the hiatus took place in Milwaukee when Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a $ 228 million Supermax expansion that could keep him with the dollars for the next five seasons.
While the draft doesn't lack much fame from Ja Morant or Zion Williamson, there are some new exciting faces to watch across the league as franchises try to rebuild. LaMelo Ball for Charlotte is a passing highlight, and how James Wiseman works with the veteran Golden State Warriors is an interesting evolutionary story.
Below is a schedule for each Tuesday and Wednesday night NBA regular season opening game, plus live scores and TV information on the games.
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What NBA games are there for Christmas 2020?
Here is the full NBA schedule for the first three days of the regular season, as well as the final results and information on how to watch each game live.
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Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
|game||Time (ET)||National television|
|Pelicans against heat||Noon||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Warriors for money||2.30.||ABC, fuboTV|
|Nets Against Celtics||17 o'clock||ABC, fuboTV|
|Mavericks vs. Lakers||8 p.m.||ABC / ESPN, fuboTV|
|Clippers versus nuggets||10:30 p.m.||ABC, fuboTV|
How to watch NBA games live on stream
The regular NBA season kicks off with four nationally televised games in the first two days before a five-game schedule for Christmas, with each game on ESPN or ABC.
On Tuesday, the redesigned networks host Golden State in Game 1 of a TNT double player. It will be Kevin Durant's first game since leaving the Warriors after the 2018/19 season and will be out of the final season with an Achilles injury. The double header ends with the defending champion Lakers hosting Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. Both games can be streamed through the Watch TNT app.
There are two more nationally televised games on Wednesday, this time on ESPN. The Bucks travel to Boston for a possible preview of the Eastern Conference finale at 7:30 p.m. before coverage heads to Phoenix, where Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and the Suns receive Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Both games can be streamed through the Watch ESPN app.
Tuesday December 22nd results
|Warriors against nets|
|Clippers versus Lakers|
Wednesday December 23 results
|Hornets versus cavaliers|
|Knicks vs. Pacers|
|Heat versus magic|
|Magician versus 76er|
|Dollar versus Celtics|
|Pelicans against birds of prey|
|Hawks vs. Bulls|
|Thunder against missiles|
|Spores against grizzlies|
|Pistons versus Timberwolves|
|Kings versus nuggets|
|Jazz vs. Trail blazer|
|Mavericks vs. Suns|
Friday December 25th (Christmas Day) results
|Pelicans against heat|
|Warriors for money|
|Nets Against Celtics|
|Mavericks vs. Lakers|
|Clippers versus nuggets|