Announcing the NBA Christmas 2023 matches
Shams Al-Shaaraniyyah spoke early about the star duels for opening night From 2023-2024, then the journalist from the athlete He also introduced the Christmas Day Classic which will feature the following five games:
- Milwaukee Bucks – New York Knicks
- Philadelphia 76ers – Miami Heat
- Boston Celtics – Los Angeles Lakers
- Dallas Mavericks – Phoenix Suns
- Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets
One of the most attractive is the classic rivalry between the Celtics and Lakers in Los Angeles, and it’s the fifth chance they meet on Dec. 25. Most recently in 2008 the Californians won, thanks to Kobe Bryant’s 27 points.
On the other hand, the Warriors and Nuggets will meet for the first time in A.F Christmas day At the end of the day from Denver. For Golden State, it will be the 11th consecutive appearance.
The Bucks and the Knicks will meet again on this date. In 2018, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team won at Madison Square Garden, the pavilion that will also host the first game of the day.
Meanwhile, Miami and Philadelphia will play Florida in the second period. For the Sixers there will be Joel Embiid, but it is unknown if he will have James Harden as a partner, who has asked to leave the organization; While the Heat could look very different with Damian Lillard, even if he has yet to reach an agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Mavericks and Suns will compete in Phoenix for the first time this Christmas. The memory of a postseason series in 2022 that ended in seven games in favor of the Texans is still fresh. Of course, the rivalry between Luka Doncic and Devin Booker is a catalyst, as is the possibility of seeing them on the same track as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Bradley Bell.
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