Feb 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (left) looks over at Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (right) as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott (center) looks on during the second half at the American Airlines Arena. MIami won 109-105. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA schedule: Five Christmas games revealed

The NBA’s schedule has yet to be released, but thanks to Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, we already have a pretty good idea of what some of the marquee games will be.

Christmas is one of the biggest days for the NBA and the two reporters have information on all five of its matchups.

James will return to Miami to face the Heat as one of five Christmas Day games. The Washington Wizards will visit the Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder will visit the Spurs, the Lakers will visit the Bulls and the Golden State Warriors will visit the Clippers in the other four Christmas games.

While LeBron James returning to Miami will obviously be the most anticipated game of the day, the rest of the slate is still very good. The Thunder and the Spurs will enter the season as the two best teams in the Western Conference and have shared many fantastic playoff battles over the years.

The Warriors and Clippers have one of the NBA’s better rivalries today, as the altercations in last year’s Christmas day battle between the two proved they very much dislike each other.

And although the other two matchups (Bulls-Lakers, Wizards-Knicks) don’t promise the same competitiveness and high-quality basketball as the other three, they still feature NBA stars that fans will love to see.

The schedule will officially be released at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday.


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