According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the 2014-2015 NBA schedule will include five interesting matchups on Christmas Day. We already had a good idea what teams were going to be suiting up on that day, but the matchups are apparently now etched in stone.
Five Christmas Day games: Washington at New York; OKC at San Antonio. Cleveland at Miami; L.A. Lakers at Chicago; G-State at L.A. Clippers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 13, 2014
Obviously, the game that everyone is going to be talking about is LeBron James’ return to Miami as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It will likely be his first time back in South Beach for a regular season game since he departed for his hometown Cavaliers earlier this offseason. It will be interesting to see how the fans in Miami react to James visiting as a member of an opposing team.
Among other games, the Golden State Warriors will travel to Southern California to take on their in-state rival Los Angeles Clippers. If you remember correctly, these two teams played on Christmas Day last year with tension running high on the court. They are also coming off a hard-fought seven-game series in the playoffs this past season.
All in all, this seems to be a premier slate of NBA games coming our way on Christmas Day 2014.
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